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What to Expect from a Commercial Roof Inspection

Mar 9, 2021

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What does a commercial roof inspection entail? 

Your commercial roof is vital to your business, and it’s hard to state its importance. Proper commercial roof maintenance is the key to ensuring that your roof is providing the best protection for your equipment and stock, and a commercial roof inspection is perhaps the most important part of a complete roof maintenance regime.  

While there are certainly some roofing issues you can spot yourself, there’s really no beating a commercial roof inspection from a professional roofer when it comes to evaluating the health of your roof. A commercial roofer will be able to identify both serious damage and minor trouble spots to help you catch issues before they become major (and expensive!) problems.

At Dolan Roofing & Construction, regular inspections are part of our complete commercial roof maintenance program. But what does a commercial roofing inspection entail, anyway? In today’s blog post, we’re breaking down that process! Let’s get started.

How often do I need a commercial roof inspection?

Before diving into the inspection process itself, we should cover a very common question we get from our customers: How often should my roof be inspected? As a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected about once per year. (That goes for both residential and commercial roofs, by the way!) 

There are many circumstances where you may want to schedule additional inspections, however. A few common reasons to schedule an inspection include:

  • You spot obvious signs of roof damage, especially dripping ceilings and other signs of water intrusion.
  • You’re renewing or changing your insurance plan.
  • You’re intending to purchase (or have recently purchased) a new property.
  • Your roof was hit by a major storm, especially a hail storm.

How does the inspection process work?

With that covered, let’s move on to the inspection. The first step, of course, is to schedule an inspection. If this is an annual inspection, it’s generally a good idea to schedule it during the spring. This way, your roofer will be able to spot any potential issues that appeared over the winter and fix them before storm season arrives in the summer.

On the day of the inspection, your roofer will look over your roof. This includes the surface of your roof, of course, where the roofer will examine your roof’s surface and identify damage such as tears, holes, shrinkage, or missing portions of material.

However, your roof is more than the surface material—it’s a complete roofing system designed to protect your commercial building. That means a truly professional roofer will inspect every part of your commercial roof, including the flashing, the drainage system, and even the interior of your building.

After the inspection: A complete report

Throughout the inspection, your commercial roofer will take notes on their findings, snap photos, and compile all of the information into a report. Once the inspection is complete, they will provide you with a complete report on the health of your roof. 

At Dolan Roofing, if we don’t spot any issues, we’ll let you know the good news and be on our way! If we do find damage, however, we’ll provide a complete inventory of the issues we identified along with a repair estimate.

Contact Dolan Roofing & Construction for Your Commercial Roof Inspection!

At Dolan Roofing, we feel that a roof inspection may just be the single most important thing you can do to maintain the health of your commercial roof. Regular inspections will catch minor roofing issues early on, helping you stay on top of repairs and avoid more costly roofing problems in the future.

Our expert roofers have years of experience in commercial roofing, and we know how to spot all forms of damage. What’s more, we offer our inspection services at no obligation to you! So with spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to schedule your commercial roof inspection. Contact Dolan Roofing today!