Conducting a roof inspection with your trusted commercial roofing contractor is an opportunity to gain insight on roofing care by asking the right questions. In today’s post, your local commercial roofers at Pawcatuck Roofing Co. share the questions you should ask your roofer during an inspection.
Which Parts of the Roof Will You Focus On?
The intent of a roofing inspection is to see the roof’s condition and identify problems that need to be addressed. To ensure a thorough inspection, commercial roofers follow a list of inspection points. As the property owner or manager, you should keep yourself apprised of your roof’s condition, even if you’re not expected to perform repairs yourself. It will help you identify signs of minor roofing problems and have them fixed before they turn into major ones.
What Types of Roofing Systems Do You Have Experience With?
Not all roofing contractors offer the same services. There are those that specialize in residential roofing, others work strictly on commercial roofing, and others, like us, who do both. Your contractor should have experience working on commercial roofs, given the differences between the two types. Sometimes it could make the difference between a minor roofing repair and an unnecessary replacement.
What Is Your Process During Roofing Emergencies?
Roofing companies handle roofing emergencies in different ways. In addition to weather-related emergencies, commercial roofers should also be able to respond to leaks stemming from standing water or falling debris from neighboring buildings. Your contractor should also be able to help you with documentation for filing insurance claims. Ask your roofing contractor on the best way to reach them, if they have a dedicated emergency number, and if they offer 24-hour assistance.
Do You Document the Inspection and Service History?
Documenting roof inspections are important. They will be used for reference when you and your contractor needs to come up with a maintenance plan, as well as anticipate the rate of wear and help you plan ahead in case you need to pause daily operations for planned repairs. Inspection records can also help you if you need to file a warranty or insurance claim.
Pawcatuck Roofing Co. is your leading provider of commercial roof replacement services. Give us a call at (860) 599-1024. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a 15-point roof inspection. We serve customers in Westerly, RI, and surrounding communities.