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The most common causes of building envelope failures are a lack of maintenance and inspections.

But it’s no surprise considering your building envelope is the first line of defense against storms and extreme weather. Fortunately, a visual roof inspection will allow you to identify any minor issues before they become major problems, and ensure that your building is watertight for years to come. If you notice signs of any damage, don’t waste time and energy trying to fix the problem yourself. Look to Preferred Roofing Solutions to properly inspect your roof and solve the problem.

Why is a Visual Inspection Important?

Your roof and building envelope is one of the most important – and expensive – parts of your buidling. Fortunately, preventative maintenance
can eliminate the need for future expensive repairs down the road. An inspection will give you a general idea of how long you can expect your roof and building envelope components to last. This will be based on the age of your roof and building, its current condition, and what it would take to fix any problems found.

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What You Can Expect From a Professional Inspection

Generally speaking, our qualified consultants will check for leaks, unusual wear and tear, windblown debris damage, and a variety of other issues that may have arisen during construction or subsequent repairs. What’s included in an inspection typically depends on your needs and the ultimate goal of your project. A few available visual inspections that we offer include:

  • Due Diligence Inspections
  • Annual/Semi-Annual Surveys
  • Warranty Inspections – as required by all roof system manufacturers for warranty compliance
  • Leak Investigation
  • Drainage System Inspections
  • Exterior Wall and Foundation Inspections

Visual inspections are important as damaged roofing and building materials are often not visible. Following your visual inspection, PRS will present you with several options. We’ll provide recommended next steps (repair or replacement scopes of work}, detailed drawings documenting the location of your specific problems and overall roof layout, lifecycle cost analysis, and budget forecasting just to name a few. What your program includes will be custom-tailored to your needs.

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How Preferred Roofing Solutions Can Help

You should have a roof inspection done at least twice a year and after every storm or severe weather event by a certified professional. PRS is a full-service, national roofing and building envelope consulting firm made up of industry professionals with more than 30 years of professional roofing experience. From performing commercial roof repairs to national roof portfolio management, our team has your needs covered. Contact us today!