When you hire a contractor for a commercial roof repair, you should know what goes on during the entire process. Not only can you assure yourself that the work is well done, but you will also know if the charges are fair. Here are some tips to help you know what to expect during a professional roof repair procedure.
The first thing roofers will do is look for water intrusion inside the building. They will check for signs of aging, leaks, mold and moisture. They will further try and identify openings in the roof where streaks of light can enter from the outside. Simple ocular inspections are necessary to determine if you need repairs.
Next, a roofer will check the roof from the outside for signs of damage. Your contractor will take note of missing shingles, leaks, damaged flashing and cracked caulk. Walking on the roof is dangerous and can cause damage to roof tiles and seams. As such, it’s better to let an exterior services pro do this rather than to do it yourself.
The roofer will then give you an estimate for the repair based on the damage discovered. This will include the cost of replacement materials and labor. It must detail the condition of the roof, recommended repairs and estimated costs. If a pending real estate sale exists, both the buying and selling parties must have the report.
The roofing contractor will first replace the damaged areas of plywood. They will use roofer’s nails and waterproof tar-based caulking to seal the seams. Felt sheeting is then stapled and glued onto your roof. The staples will then be further caulked to ensure they are waterproof. Next comes the installation of flashing. The last step in the repair process is the laying of shingles, either over the partial or the full roof.
For the perfect interior and exterior services for your commercial roof repair and replacement, contact BSR at (607) 229-1280. We proudly serve Binghamton and Vestal, NY, as well as other nearby areas.