Roof Analysis – Initial Inspection
A complete inspection is performed on the roof which includes:
- Assessment of roof assembly consisting of type of roof, roof deck, type of insulation, etc.
- Estimate of life expectancy of roof systems
- Inspection of wall coverings, termination points, and metal flashings
- Evaluation of 3rd party installation of equipment such as HVAC units, skylights, vents, electrical junction boxes, signage boxes, etc.
- Drawing – Scaled top view of the roof with equipment placement
- Picture album of our original inspection
The information we obtain from the initial inspection is needed in determining the overall condition of the roof and water tightness, relating to the entire roof envelope. It also catalogs items of the roof to aid in determining new equipment installed, old equipment being removed, and conditions of the roof. The information gives us a starting place and timeline, allowing us to evaluate wear and tear from year to year. Establishing a starting point or timeline helps us understand how long and how much it will cost to manage your roof assets. Budgets can also be determined based on future replacement cost and maintenance needs.
Maintenance and Repairs – Phase 1 – Bringing the Roof up to Baseline Level
- Make all necessary repairs as found in our original inspection
- Remove weathered sealants at maintenance areas and apply new modified mastic with 3 m granules broadcasted into wet mastic ( This provides our base for phase 2 )
- Apply high performance acrylic coating to sound mastic work and broadcast 3 m granules into wet coating
- Clear debris from roof top
Maintenance and Repairs – Phase 2 – Bringing the Roof up to Serviceable Condition
- Check sealants applied from year before
- Apply high performance acrylic coating to all mastic work
- Apply high performance acrylic caulk to areas where mastic has cracked
The white coatings are more flexible than mastic and will help to prevent the drying out of the mastic. The coatings also aid in prevention of cracking due to thermal shock. When cracking does occur the caulk will bridge and seal the cracks with a compatible material making it easy to keep up in the future.
Basic Yearly Maintenance
Now that the roof is in serviceable condition, all that is needed is to keep up with the foundation we have just created. Yearly pictures and overall inspection of the roof, coupled with the ability to create an accumulation of history data will allow us to make important decision, such as, determining when replacement is truly necessary, as the roof ages.