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Possibly the most overlooked item in your commercial building is the roof. After all, it does its job, day-in and day-out, with no complaints. It protects everything beneath it from whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at, which, here in New Jersey, can be anything from a hail storm to a hurricane. Roofs stand the test of time, and when installed correctly, can last many, many years. However, roofs, like everything made by humans, need regular maintenance in order to stand up to the tasks we ask them to do for us.
S & S Roofing in New Jersey began 30 years ago with the idea to offer the best commercial roofing services to the businesses in New Jersey and the surrounding states. From roof repairs and roof installations to roof maintenance and roof inspections, we’ve got what it takes to keep your commercial roof viable and in top-notch condition. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the commercial roof inspection process and what we’re looking for. Call us today for your regular roofing inspection!
WHAT S & S ROOFING LOOKS FOR IN A COMMERCIAL ROOF INSPECTION
When our expert roofing contractors show up for your regular preventive maintenance roofing inspection, we will inspect both the interior and the exterior of your commercial building, each offering a different vantage point for us to detect any problem areas. Specifically, here is what we look for:
A leaking roof is a minor repair problem that, if left unchecked, could become a major roofing repair job that could end up costing your commercial business a lot of money. Roof leaks can ruin the attic, the drywall, the flooring, and the merchandise. Metal fixtures can rust. Standing pools of water inside the building are safety hazards. If the water in your leak were to freeze, this trapped water could warp the wood and cause structural damage. And an electrical fire could erupt if water got into the wire and/or outlets in your commercial building.
Signs of Mold
Mold loves wet, moist conditions in order to grow and thrive. When you have a roof leak in your commercial roof that goes undetected, mold and mildew can take hold and grow. There are many dangerous kinds of mold that can cause serious problems or exacerbate existing problems. For example, mold can contribute to respiratory illnesses, such as allergies, asthma, coughing, runny nose, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include persistent headaches, rashes, and chronic fatigue — all conditions no one wants to deal with. Wood rot is also sought out as well.
Deterioration of Existing Roofing Material
Our expert roofing contractors will head up to your roof to inspect every inch. Here, we can look for any storm damage to your roof, such as hail, that may be compromising the roof’s structure, as well as any holes or cracks that may need to be fixed. We’ll look for any places where there are standing pools of water, or where water could accumulate. This could become sources of future leaks or even ice dams. We ensure that there is proper drainage as well.
Roof Component Failures
Your commercial roof is made up of many different kinds of components that form your roof. Some of these include soffits, fascia, and the gutters. The vents of your roof or where structures from the interior lie, are also inspected for leaks and repair needs, such as chimneys, grout, or any missing flashing or hardware. In addition, your ventilation systems will be checked as well to ensure that heat and moisture don’t get built up.
Errors in Craftsmanship
Ultimately, our roofing inspectors are looking for any signs of potential problems that need repair. This could include anything that was installed incorrectly, such as insulation or roof linings, as well as proper ventilation and proper sealing of your roof in order to prevent leaks or damage. We’ll also take a look for holes that have led to critter damage.
DECIDING ON AN ACTION PLAN
After our professional roofers have inspected every nook and cranny of your commercial roof, we’ll report our findings and then come up with a plan of action for you, whether that’s a minor roof repair or recovery or a major commercial roof replacement. S & S Roofers is committed to helping your business thrive with a top-notch commercial roofing system. Our preventive maintenance roofing inspections will no doubt catch the small problems before they become bigger problems, which can lead to you saving a lot of money in the long run.
Choose Regular Preventive Maintenance Roofing Services from S & S Roofing in New Jersey
While all business’s needs differ, S & S Roofing in New Jersey recommends a regular preventive maintenance for your commercial roof of at least on an annual basis. Other times to consider a roofing inspection:
- If a powerful storm rolls through, you may want to have your roof inspected in case any damage was done.
- If you see any visible damage to your commercial roof, such as a leak, you should call your local roofer right away.
- If it’s been a while since you’ve had your commercial roof inspected
- If you just want to have peace of mind about your commercial roof
- If you suspect a potential security problem, such as a thief breaking in through roof hatches or skylights
- If your commercial roof’s warranty is about to expire, so that you can make a claim should any damage be found
WHY CHOOSE S & S ROOFING IN NEW JERSEY AS YOUR REGULAR ROOF INSPECTOR
S & S Roofing strongly encourages all business owners to sign up for our preventive maintenance roofing inspections. We offer infrared roof scans that allow us to see the temperature underneath your roof, which is useful so we can inspect the inner layers of your roof. We can check for moisture deposits, leaks, and other damage as well with no physical harm to your commercial roof.
S & S Roofing is New Jersey’s most trusted commercial and low-slope roof replacement experts. With over 30 years of experience, we know what to look for in preventive roofing inspections, and we can fix any roofing problem you may have. Staying abreast of the current technology such as infrared roof scans and implementing them in our work helps us to bring you the best commercial roofing services possible. Contact us today for a thorough and complete commercial roofing inspection!