Flat Roof Inspection and Certification in Sacramento
Because flat roofs are prone to leaks and degradation due to weathering and standing water, Sacramento Flat Roofing offers professional inspection and certification of flat roofs in the Sacramento, California area. By performing a regular Flat Roof Inspection, you can lower your overall repair costs and extend the life of your Commercial Flat Roof. We recommend that most flat roofs should be inspected every 3 to 5 years and after any major weather event (such as high winds and severe thunderstorms.)
We diligently check for damage, wear-and-tear, and perform an extensive inspection checklist.
During your inspection, our team of licensed and certified experts check for any physical, visible damage and/or any structural deformation on your Commercial or Residential flat roof. Specifically for flat roofs in the Sacramento area, we commonly see holes, punctures, cracks, active leaks, and visible weathering. After our initial inspection, we conduct a survey for dirt, branches, rocks, and any other debris that may have gathered on your roof. We complete a detailed examination for water damage, drainage, and gutter problems over your roof’s entire surface.
Along with the structure and integrity of the roof, your local experts will also inspect any and all structural components on the buildings. Many of these components include chimneys, decking, dormers, drip edges, fascia, gutters and downspouts, hips, ridges, sheathing, skylights, soffit, starter strips, underlayment, valleys, vents, and other components specific to your roof.
Your Licensed Sacramento Flat Roof Professionals will also perform an in-depth inspection of interior roofing components including, ceiling tiles, drywall, evidence of leaks or staining, insulation, rafters, and roof trusses.
Flat Roof Life Expectancy in Sacramento
Commercial flat roofs need the most maintenance and financial support of roofing systems of any facility. The lifespan of a flat roof in Sacramento depends on the materials that were used to cover it. Asphalt coverings are designed with felt and molten asphalt, then topped with a coating of gravel. Gravel flat roofs typically have a life of around 10 years. Rubber roofing, whether EPDM or elastomeric membrane has a lifespan of 40 -50 years. Thermoplastic olefin membrane flat roof options made of ethylene propylene rubber mixed with filler materials also have a lifespan of 40 – 50 years.
What can you do?
The key to avoiding headaches is to have a regular inspection performed on your flat roof. Calling you local Sacramento Flat Roof experts is wise to do on a schedule, but self-inspections can reduce the number of problems you can have long-term. Make a plan to look at your roof at least 3 times a year – and be diligent if you have trees nearby.
During the winter months, self-inspect roofs after heavy snowfalls. Thawing ice and snow could block drains causing a buildup of water. Always make a point to look for signs of ‘ponding,’ or standing water. Remove the water best as possible, and if dry, remove debris as best as possible. Make a note of the low areas because they may need to be built up with a new surface to ensure proper water flow.
Look for blisters on your roof. These are soft areas that feel mushy when stepped on. Blisters are formed when water gets between the layers of roofing. They will have to be cut out and replaced. Let us know about blisters or any other problems you find when we come out to inspect your roof!