Flat Roof Inspection
In order to completely assess the condition of a roof it is necessary to do an inspection from within and without the building. Our experienced professionals know what to look for and are readily available to come for an inspection.
Signs Of Flat Roof Problems
- Blistering in the membrane
- Tears in the membrane
- Movement and shrinkage of the membrane
These problems may arise due to improper installation, which is why it is key to solve the problem with professional workmanship. Not only will a professional inspection identify problems, but it will also lead to the repairs which will also prevent problems in the future. Regular inspections are recommended because they can spot a problem in its developing stages, and prevent it from becoming major.
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By maintaining regular inspections you can actually prolong the life span of your roof and save a lot of money in avoiding costly, major repairs!
The most obvious signs of roof damage are usually noticed within the building first. Inside the building, the inspection checks the conditions of the walls and ceiling. The indicators of a damaged roof are:
- Water rings
In this case it is best to hire professional roofers to pin point the source of the damage. In multi-layered roofing systems the source of the leak is not necessarily above the evidence in the ceiling. Therefore, to accurately locate and address the problem professional experience is the best way to go.
Outside the building, on the roof some problems may not be so easy to spot. Professional inspections notice easy-to-miss details which are indicators of damage. The outside inspection checks for:
- Cracks in the roof
- Broken seals
- Water saturated membrane which indicates a leak
- Structural weakness
Areas around flashings and pipes are most commonly were water seeps in between the cracks if the sealant is worn away, causing leaks which travel throughout the roof system.