Weatherproofing advisors are taking our surveying services to the next level….literally!
Picture this…. in fact, don’t! We will virtually take you onto your roof with us and talk you through our findings. Our national surveying team carries out roof condition reports on a daily basis and we are now discussing with our clients the results of these surveys like never before. We are able to take our clients virtually up onto their roof giving them a virtual tour of what we have found and advising them on the best actions to take to mitigate any issues they are facing. We will also advise on additional aspects of the roof space including safety and edge protection.
Fun Fact: Did you know that on the 11th of June 1791, the word “panorama” was first used? It all came about after an artist named Robert Barker created a 360° panorama by painting onto a cylindrical surface and then viewing it from the inside. So we all have Robert to thank for this amazing technology.
Our modern approach to surveying reduces costs, saves time and avoids unnecessary trips which results in a much more eco-friendly roof survey.
Your roofing project is as important to us as it is to you and that is why our survey condition report that you will receive examines all aspects of your roof, highlighting the problematic areas, and proposing the right waterproofing solution to meet the needs of the building and that of each roof area. Utilizing the latest technology our surveying methods such as electronic leak detection will additionally pinpoint any water ingress so that informed decisions can be made on the exact repair and refurbishment works required.
Preventative Commercial Roof Maintenance
Regular roof maintenance visits are important to do every spring and every autumn. When debris piles up too high in the gutters, it prevents the water from flowing through to the downpipes and can end up soaking into the roof space, this may then result in areas of the roof starting to rot. Gutters also prevent damage to the foundations of a building, poorly maintained or neglected gutters can lead to wet basements, staining, and erosion as a result of water ingress.
Your roof is the most critical part of your building, and keeping your roof in good repair should be a top priority in order to extend its life or prolong the need for a full replacement.
As with any building (commercial or residential), it’s important to keep all drains clear of debris and, of course, to have a reliable, commercial roofing company on hand. If problems arise, we are ready and prepared to take action.
Regular Industrial Roof Inspections
Having trusted professionals come out and take a look at your roof each year. Yes. Every year. Regular preventative maintenance allows our surveying teams to keep an eye out for leaks and the general condition of your roof. Weak spots in roofs eventually lead to some sort of failure. And preventative maintenance plans help to do just that.
Like any building, it’s critical to keep your commercial roof clean and free of debris.
This means twigs, leaves, and even rocks. Loose material can lead to standing water on your roof and as a result promote the growth of algae, which is known to accelerate the rate of roof deterioration. It’s also important to keep all plant equipment on your roof such as airconditioning units clear of things that may accumulate from the wind.
If your industrial building has been the victim of a severe storm and the roof area is currently buried under a pile of leaves, contact us today to schedule a maintenance visit.
It Doesn't End There Either
If you are responsible for the management of commercial or industrial buildings with metal roofs, or end-of-lease dilapidations, you will be fully aware of the impact rust can have on metal roofs. Treating rust can soon add up: the cost of material, labor, and any disruptions to work schedules inside the building. That’s why it’s increasingly important to invest in superior metal roof protection systems.
Although rust can seem like something you can’t control, and will eventually occur, it’s not. You can extend the traditional life of your metal roofs. Our industry-leading roof coating systems have long-lasting resistance to corrosion and have undergone rigorous testing.
Defective Wall Cladding
As mentioned above, maintenance visits allow our surveying team to highlight issue’s such as defective wall cladding, this is not only an eyesore to look at, but can also cause vermin to enter the building, cause water ingress issues, and will have a direct effect on the longevity on the sheet.
One of the most common types of damage to a commercial property is corrosion, particularly if your property is equipped with metal panels or roof sheets; this issue is otherwise known as cut edge corrosion. So how is it caused? The answer is relatively straightforward, and you’ll be pleased to know, can easily be rectified.