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A roof asset management plan involves annual scheduled inspection reports that provide photographs, detailed written assessments, cost-effective maintenance plans, repair or replacement solutions, and cost estimates for any recommended solutions. These reports can also identify your roof's estimated life expectancy and offer recommendations to extend it.



In addition to an annual roof inspection regular maintenance is key to preventing larger issues. A roof maintenance program should include the following basic steps:

  • General housekeeping

  • Roof cleaning/debris removal

  • Clear drainage systems

  • Remove overhanging vegetation 

  • Caulk terminations

  • Pipe seals

  • Leak repairs

  • Adding safety accessories

  • Safety compliance updates 


  • Extend the life of your roof

  • Cost savings by keeping smaller issues at bay and avoiding unplanned repairs

  • A thorough understanding on the condition of your roof

Did you know?

Some roofing manufacturer warranties require annual inspections. Repairs, if not done to exact manufacturer specifications, can void the warranty as well.

Commercial roof leaks drastically affect a facility's operations, damage equipment and inventory, and even put tenants at risk. A yearly comprehensive roof evaluation will provide you with objective information to determine if your roof needs repairs, maintenance, or replacement. It screens for early signs of trouble, looks at history and current conditions, interviews the property managers/tenants, tests, and reports the findings. Any damage or deficiency can lead to more expensive repairs down the road. Even small punctures to the membrane will eventually result in much larger problems, such as wet insulation and eventual interior leaks. Annual inspections are critical for identifying areas of high-risk potential, providing you with objective criteria to maximize your budget.


Knowing the condition of each section of your roof is also critical when looking at repair or replacement options. We'll take all this and more into account and provide you with an objective scope of work with recommendations based on the overall condition. Even if the condition is excellent now, an inspection will also establish whether it is likely to continue in good health, and give you a detailed roadmap of how to best maintain it. A regular roof inspection will enhance the lifespan of your roof. Having a thorough annual roof inspection pays dividends.


A regular roof inspection is part of a proactive roof maintenance strategy. Relying on reactive repairs alone- that is waiting till a leak happens before repairs are made- will result in more costly repairs and a shortened expected lifespan of the roofing system. 



1. Determine if the roof has any guarantees that are active. 

 A guarantee may cover the cost of some repairs. It may also spell out key details that can influence any specifications or limitations on work that may be performed.

2. Examine building records and interviewing the building’s manager. 

A building’s occupants are the best source of information regarding any current issues and a roofing plan will be the best source to determine areas of prospective issues.
3. Inspect the building envelope. 

Look for indicators of issues with the building’s gutters, down spots, or other relevant building features.


4. Inspect the roof’s interior. 

The interior roof deck should be inspected for structural defects, weaknesses, water damage, and signs of rust or corrosion. Known roofing leaks should also be examined to assist in determining the source.
5. Inspect the rooftop. 

A thorough inspection of the rooftop includes examining for debris, pooled water, damage, overhanging vegetation, and other indicators of long-term issues that will be marked on the roof plans. Areas of interest are:


  1. The roof perimeter is where most leaks and other roof problems occur. In this stage, things such as counter flashings, base flashings, coping, and coping joints will be closely examined.

  2. The roof membrane should be inspected for surface condition, quality of construction, design, wear and tear, failures, and maintenance.

  3. Accessories and equipment, as well as drains, seals, and flashing are often sites for premature failure and issues.


6. Determine a course of action. 

A comprehensive report will present the building owner with solutions that are tailored toward the roof’s specific needs. The solutions agreed upon will include quotes for work to be done, a detailed roof plan to locate areas of concern, and relevant photos.

An annual roof inspection aims to identify opportunities to preserve the roof and mitigate the need for more costly and invasive repairs. Maintaining a building can be a difficult, multifaceted responsibility, but a good preventive maintenance plan built upon annual inspections will help control spending and prioritize projects. A solid long-term maintenance plan will keep your building running at optimal efficiently and with the least disruption possible to your business operations. Our clients use our expert assessments across entire portfolios as well as for new acquisitions. What can we do to help maximize your investment?

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