The first step to getting your commercial roof restored starts with us generating a free quote. First, we do a free roof inspection. As commercial roofers in Omaha we’ve inspected hundreds of roofs and can efficiently identify damaged, weak, and soon to fail areas. The process is thorough and gives you a clear picture of your roof’s condition and outlines any trouble areas that need to be addressed. We don’t just look for storm damage, we check your entire roof for signs of general wear and tear and other problem areas that are easy to overlook if you’re not spending every day on a roof – like us.
How Often Should My Roof Be Inspected?
If there have been significant hail storms in the area and you see or suspect damage, an immediate roof inspection is recommended. Once your roof has aged around 10 years, it’s a good idea to have it inspected every one to two years.
What is a Commercial Roof Inspection?
Many roofing companies offer free commercial roof inspections. The inspections are typically no-obligation inspections that give commercial roof contractors an opportunity to show building owners their expertise and solve the owner’s problems. What separates the best commercial roofers from the pack is the quality of the free inspection. “Fly-by-night” roofing companies perform quick inspections with little actual data. They’re just in a race to get as many quotes as possible.
What to Expect from a Quality Free Commercial Roof Inspection
You’re investing time in a roof inspection because you value your roof and your business. You need to know everything that needs attention or could need attention in the near future. A good commercial roofing contractor will take the time to give you a thorough report with pictures and explain what all of your options are from good, better, to best.
- Interior System Inspection – Most people think a roof inspection should start on the roof, but that’s not always the case. You can learn a lot about a roof’s condition by evaluating the roof’s interior system. Looking for things like rust or water stains, structural defects, noticeable corrosion, and the type of mechanical fasteners from the roof deck are important. Identified roof leaks should be examined from inside the building.
- The Building Envelope – Before looking at the roof’s top deck, your commercial roofer will make a general inspection of the building envelope. Out of the ordinary defects like pre-cast panels tilting or cracks in building features around corners and window openings may be evidence of structural movement or problems.
- Rooftop Inspection – A close inspection of the rooftop begins with a general survey for any debris, standing pools of water, signs of abuse or wear and tear. These can all be indicators of long-term issues. Once the general survey is complete, your contractor will examine the roof perimeter as that’s where most leaks and roof issues occur. After the perimeter, the roof’s main body is checked. If your roof has a membrane like EPDM, it will be checked for weak or damaged spots.
Your Report and Quote
After the inspection is complete, you will be given a report of the findings. The report should include a detailed inventory of all problem areas. A good contractor will show you everything they discovered in person and answer any questions you have. If you’re impressed with the report and the contractor’s assessment, you can move forward with a proposal for action. The commercial roofer will generate a proposal based off of the agreed upon work to be done, estimated project time, and other details.
Need a Free Commercial Roof Inspection in Omaha?
If you have a damaged commercial roof in need of repair or replacement or haven’t had your roof inspected for as long as you can remember, give us a call. We’ll drop by and give you a free inspection and break down your best options.