The inspection of a flat roof must consider several critical issues. An evaluation of the system and its components is needed to gather all information relevant to your roof. To be complete and pertinent, the roof inspection should confirm the state of the covering, the stability of the structure, the waterproofing of the building, as well as the integrity and weather resistance of existing materials. The information collected can reveal the presence of anomalies or a diminished effectiveness of the roofing system. It is recommended that you carry out such an inspection every three months as a preventive measure or following major elements.
Start by identifying abnormalities, such as the state of the waterproofing of retaining walls. We analyze the state of the metal flashings to ensure they are in order and secure.
Look for signs of possible problems, such as traces of water infiltration, paint peeling off, joints cracking, gypsum curling, or temperature instability and discomfort in the house.
The attic can reveal traces of moisture or mould, as well as tarnished or compacted insulation. Pay special attention to the vents and the temperature of the attic.
Discharge pipes are connected to appropriate air outlets. The attic sections are well-ventilated. They include intake and exhaust vents that promote air circulation.
Inspection of Drains and Fascia
Gutters and drains are properly cleaned. They are not clogged and enable water drainage. Furthermore, no wood is visible on the edge of the roof.
Ensure the integrity of the vents, air outlets, fireplaces, accessories, and flashings. Make sure water does not infiltrate and that the sealants are in good condition.
Analyze the surface condition to ensure its waterproofing effectiveness by inspecting its overall appearance, joints, walls, and sealants. The roofing is your building's first line of defence, so it is vital to ensure its complete integrity.
Please review the soundness of the structure and the decking while cautiously walking on the roof in order to test its strength. In some cases, a slight movement of the decking can be acceptable.
The Advantages of a Roof Inspection
Collecting information helps to be able to assess the overall condition of your roofing system in order to take the actions necessary to maximize your investment. If your roof inspection reveals anomalies or serious damage, it is best to talk to a technical consultant. He will be able to guide you in the most effective solutions tailored to your budget. In cases of minor problems, our roofers can repair specific areas of your roof. Otherwise, a complete repair may be necessary as a last resort. Les Couvreurs Duro-Toit hold manufacturers' certifications attesting to the quality of their work.
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