Inspection and Assessment
Infrared Thermography & Energy Efficiency Analysis
Pre-Sale Roof Appraisals
Accurate Assessments & Appraisals
Proper Assessments & Repair Plan
Refurbishings & Renovations
Cost Effective Solutions
INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENTS
Inspection and repair assessments for maintaining roof quality. Extend the life of your roof with Commercial Roof Systems.
Your roof is one of the most essential and valuable parts of your building. It is constantly exposed to the elements more than any other part of your building and preserving its long-term integrity must be considered. Preventative maintenance plans include an assessment of critical points of deterioration for the roof and all roof accessories. Protection of your roofing assists is essential in maximizing roof life, reducing repair costs, and increasing energy efficiency.
When roofing problems appear or persist, most times they can be solved with a proper assessment and repair plan. Our goal is to avoid replacing an existing roof and to focus on problem solving for extending the life of a roof while avoiding future repairs.
Roofing inspections are required for various purposes – for repairs, for property purchases, for insurance policies and claims, and for maintenance assessments. When roofing inspections are integrated in your annual maintenance plan, roof life can be extended by as much as 50% of normal roof life expectancy. Regardless of the reason for a roof inspection or if part of your regular maintenance plan, Commercial Roof Systems provides the technology and detailed inspection analysis that gives our customers confidence in meeting regulatory, financing and environmental demands as well as for ensuring cost-efficient repairs. Commercial Roof Systems provides a wide range of inspection services including:
- Preventative care analysis
- Real estate transactions
- Flashings, seals and water drainage analysis
- Moisture build-up and control analysis
- Ventilation, energy efficiency and restoration examination
- Stress testing, safety and OSHA compliance
- Repair and damage assessments
Infrared Moisture Scan
Infrared thermography allows for accurate and cost-effective detection of moisture build-up or to identify potential problem areas, ultimately improving roof life and cost efficiency. Infrared thermography is the science of measuring and mapping surface temperatures.
“Infrared thermography, a nondestructive, remote sensing technique, has proved to be an effective, convenient, and economical method of testing water trapped in commercial roofing systems. As a testing technique, some of its most important qualities are that
“It is accurate”
“It is repeatable”
“It need not inconvenience the public”
“It is economical”
An infrared thermographic scanning system can measure and view temperature patterns based upon temperature differences as small as a few hundredths of a degree Celsius. Infrared thermographic testing may be performed during day or night, depending on environmental conditions and the desired results.
Energy Efficiency Analysis
The Commercial Roof Systems efficiency analysis is essential when selecting the right roofing system or making the renovation or restoration decisions that will maximize savings on energy cost.
Why an Energy-Efficient Roof Matters
It can be difficult to understand how a roof can influence energy costs. Most people think that a roof is nothing more than a blanket of protection for a building. This is true in most cases, but a commercial roof can also have a huge impact on the amount of energy that a building consumes, and here is why.
On average, the roof is exposed to the sun for 12 hours a day. During these 12 hours, the roof is absorbing nearly all of the heat from the sun. This happens even when the temperatures outside may not be very high. The sun is still producing solar heat, and the roof is absorbing it like a sponge.
The Heat Spreads and Energy Consumption Rises
The heat doesn’t stay in the roof either. It slowly starts to move throughout the entire building, and it continues to spread throughout the building long after the sun has set. This entire process of heat absorption and transfer puts a strain on air conditioning and any other refrigeration systems that may be installed in the building. These systems are now working overtime to combat the heat that the roof has absorbed and transferred throughout the entire building. You are paying good money for all of this. Wouldn’t it be nice is there was a more energy efficient roofing system?
Commercial Roof Systems provides either a buyer or a seller with accurate assessments and appraisals of the current condition of the roof including detailed costs and recommendations associated with any repairs identified. Often this support is provided at no cost but with the understanding that should work be required, Commercial Roof Systems will have a chance to win the contract.
When roofing problems appear or persist, most times they can be solved with a proper assessment and repair plan. Our goal is to avoid replacing an existing roof and to focus on problem solving for extending the life of a roof while avoiding future repairs. Through the use of the latest infrared scanning technology to detect the source of water intrusion issues to repairs as a result of wear or damage, our team will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and provide high performance repair services that are cost efficient and reliable.
- Detailed assessment outlining problem areas and severity
- Repair plan and estimate including insurance claim assistance
- Photo documentation
- Recommendations for roof life extension and on-going maintenance
- Project schedule and documentation available online
REFURBISHINGS AND RENOVATIONS
Commercial Roof Systems understands that any time a major capital expenditure during the holding period of an asset can be avoided, (especially an unanticipated one), the goals for the investor can be met or exceeded. The challenge is to preserve capital without undermining the value of the property when it comes time to harvest the investment.
Commercial Roof Systems works with owners and property managers to implement solutions that cost effectively maintain the structural integrity and overall performance of the facility’s roof without the high price of a full replacement. This includes a variety of the latest technologies including coatings and installation techniques that make renovation an attractive option that often performs as well as a full replacement.
Ever experience the cliché “pay me now or pay me later”?
In a “buy/sell” transaction, Commercial Roof Systems, has saved our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by opting to renovate and refurbish a roof as opposed to a replacement. This is a surgical process that requires experience and skill. Far to many roofs are replaced when in fact they can be renovated and refurbished. This process is not the most profitable for the typical commercial roofing company. It is seldom brought to the table as an option. We offer this option because
1.) Commercial Roof Systems has the engineering skill and expertise to perform this surgical procedure
2.) We come from a background of real estate investments and we understand the value of capital preservation and the benefit it brings to the client.Schedule a Roof Assessment