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Benefits Of A Commercial Roofing Seasonal Inspection

As a commercial building owner, especially one that deals with industrial manufacturing, inspections are not only vital but often required by local law. One of the areas that should be part of your seasonal inspection list should be your roofing. If you tend to handle your commercial roofing inspections internally, there are some benefits that may make you want to consider having the inspection done professionally. Here are a few of those benefits and what you need to know about each one.

Safety Hazards

Safety hazards are a part of commercial roofing that can go unnoticed for extended periods of time. In fact, you may have a seasonal inspection that does not show any signs of safety hazards, but the next inspection does. These safety hazards can cause issues not only on the roof of your building but also below in the manufacturing and industrial areas. For example, a leak in the roof can lead to an electrical safety hazard. These are the points that a professional would look for that may go overlooked by your maintenance staff.

Warranty Issues

One of the factors that many industrial business owners may not consider when they offer an internal inspection deals with the warranty. There are some warranties that state a certified commercial roofer must be the one to perform any inspection on the roof. If you do not use a professional roofer in these cases, your warranty on the roof may be void. This means you would not get insurance money or claim money to complete any repairs on the roof or funds to go towards roofing damage. It may also mean that your warranty would not cover any portion of roofing damage or items found during the inspection.

Seasonal Prep

There are certain seasonal preparations that need to be made to make sure your roof lasts through severe weather conditions. During the seasonal inspection, your commercial roofing inspector or contractor will look for these preparations. They will notify you of preparations that need to happen immediately and what steps you need to take in order to ensure your roofing is prepared for multiple types of seasonal weather conditions.

These are just a few of the benefits of hiring a commercial roofing contractor to handle your seasonal roofing inspection. When you are ready to schedule the inspections you need, contact your roofing contractor. They can schedule the time that works for you and discuss options available for that inspection. Contact a commercial roofing company for more information. 

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