Is Your Roof Ready for Winter?

Winter is rough on RoofsNo one in our area will forget last winter’s cold, wet weather; and the prediction is for this winter to be just as brutal! With that in mind, now is time to prepare your facility’s roof for winter.

Left undetected, moisture in a roof system can lead to excess energy loss and premature roof failure. An infrared inspection of your roof can detect evidence of latent moisture within the roofing system often before leaks become evident in the building.

The best candidates for infrared inspection are flat or low slope roofs where the insulation is located between the roof deck and the membrane and is in direct contact with the underside of the membrane.

Applicable constructions are roofs with either a smooth or gravel surface, built-up or single-ply membranes. For smooth-surfaced roofs, a short wave imager will provide more accurate results especially if the roof is painted with a reflective coating. All infrared data should be verified by performing an invasive core sample or moisture meter reading.

With the onset of seasonably cooler weather, time is of the essence in scheduling your inspection. Calling us today will help ensure that you will have enough time to make necessary repairs prior to Winter’s arrival.


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