Whether you have owned your home or business for years, or have recently purchased it, understanding the current state of your roof can help save you from leaks and possible roofing nightmares. Our experienced team of professionals can determine the condition of roofing materials, locate areas of concern or areas for potential problems to develop, and determine if the roof is nearing the end of its useful life. A visual inspection from ground level and from on top of the roof is a critical element of our roof inspection process. Another important key element to a Roof Inspection is inspecting any observable roof framing, insulation, and accessible attic areas of the roof. Our team will provide the Roof Inspection, complete with recommended actions outlined in a priority sequence to ensure repairs that are vital are completed first.
Hometown Roofing believes that building owners and managers should maintain active records for everything surrounding the structure's roofing system. Documentation should include all roofing contractor job records, drawings, and specifications for future reference. Call us to set up a regular inspection and roof maintenance schedule. It's important to record maintenance procedures as they occur and log all roof access times and other trades working on the roof, in case damage should occur. Report damage as soon as it occurs, so repairs may be scheduled and executed as soon as possible.
Building managers and owners alike should inspect all roofs after severe weather or storms. Make frequent inspection on buildings that exhaust debris onto the roof.
Clean roof drains of debris and remove leaves, twigs, cans, sports balls, etc. These could plug or restrict the roof drains.
Call us as soon as you notice a leak. If possible, note conditions resulting in leakage: heavy or light rain, wind direction, temperature, and the time of year that the leak occurs are all important clues to identifying roof leaks. Note whether the leak stops shortly after each rain or continues to drip until the roof is dry. If we are presented with good facts the diagnosis and repair of the issues will be expedited.
Do not allow foot traffic on the roof in very cold or very hot weather as this can result in damage to your membrane. Do not allow the installation of television or radio antennas, satellite dishes or other mechanical equipment without notifying the roofing contractor and membrane manufacturer, (if the roof is under a manufacturer's warranty), and consulting with them about the methods and details for these installations. One of the keys to avoiding roof damage is limiting access to the roof. Allow only authorized personnel on the roof who understand good roof access procedures and precautions.
In some emergency situations, owner-applied temporary patches may be made to stop leaks to minimize property loss. Except for certain emergency situations, owners should not attempt roof repairs. The puncturing of a blister or the spreading of a liquid coating may cover up the evidence we need to identify the underlying problem.
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