Purchasing a commercial building requires thorough planning and inspections. One of the main areas you should look into is the building’s roofing system. It’s best to hire an expert for a commercial roof inspection as they know exactly what to look for on your building.
However, it’s also important to know what kind of information you should expect from these inspections. Here are three questions you should never forget to ask your roof inspector.
“Based on the Roof’s Condition, Has It Been Properly Maintained?”
Regular upkeep means the roof has been kept in good condition. Signs of neglect may vary from one roof to another, but your roof inspector will be able to tell if the roof has been maintained or not. A well-cared for roof can last for years. However, a poorly maintained roof may need some repairs, and this should help justify a lower selling price.
“Has the Roof Been Repaired?”
It’s not an entirely bad thing if the roof was repaired. In fact, it could show that the building owner took care of roofing problems to ensure the roof remains in good shape. But roofing contractors would definitely tell you to watch out if the same repair has been done repeatedly. This could indicate a recurring issue, which often results from poor or incorrect installation.
“Is the Roof Drainage System Functioning Properly?”
This should be of special concern for you, especially if the building has a flat roofing. Ensure there’s an efficient drainage system. Also, check local building codes, and find out if a secondary drainage system is required. Having alternate roof drainage is backup in case the primary drainage gets clogged or fails to function.
Easton Roofing is a local roofing company specializing in roof replacement, roof maintenance and attic insulation. Our team consists of trained and experienced professionals so you can expect quality workmanship from us. Call us at (913) 735-8534, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Kansas City, MO, and Overland Park, KS.