Emergency Roof Leak Service
Roof leaks damage building interior, ceilings, ruin equipment or inventory and diminish the value of the real estate. Leak Service is provided upon request for any commercial or industrial building with a signed work order or purchase order. We must have the work order or purchase order prior to dispatching a serviceman to your location. If we must prevent water entry while it is still raining, the emergency repair must be considered temporary and a permanent repair will need to be done when the roof is dry. This service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our labor rate for this work during normal business hours is competitive, Calls for service after normal business hours, weekends and holidays are at additional cost.
Inspection and Maintenance
Most roofing contractors suggest yearly inspections to help keep potential roof problems under control. Establishing a detailed history of the roof is a priority as part of the maintenance process.
It has been stated that a roof is only as good as its installer. While that is true, it is also true that a roof is only as good as its scheduled inspections and the maintenance provided by the building owner or maintenance supervisor.
Whichever roofing system is installed, its performance is dependent on several factors:
1. Acceptable materials and components that are system compatible.
2. Proper installation by a qualified roofing contractor.
3. Regular inspection and maintenance throughout the life of the roof.
Although roofs represent only five to ten percent of building's capital costs, roofs protect 100% of the building and its contents. The importance of the roof sometimes is lost in the concerns of where costs can be reduced, To minimize life-cycle cost and maximize performance, it is important that you inspect and maintain the roof throughout its life. Proper care through regular inspections and maintenance schedules can add years to the roof and reduce costs. You can't just put on a new roof and simply forget about it, leaving it to face the elements day after day without care and maintenance. In fact, most manufacturer's guarantees usually require ongoing maintenance to remain valid.
With our maintenance program, we will visit and inspect your roof annually, typically before the rainy season. Roof system will be inspected to make sure it complies with any warranty conditions. If we installed the roof, minor repairs will be performed under the warranty however; mechanical damage to the roof membrane or flashings is not covered by conditions of the warranty. A similar maintenance program can be applied to roofs not installed by us, however, as there is no contractor's warranty on roofs installed by others, repairs not covered by the terms of our maintenance program are subject to charge.
Below Grade Waterproofing
Below grade waterproofing protects one of the two most important areas of the building, the foundation (the other thing being the roof). Waterproofing below-grade building elements is critical to keeping a facility watertight. While there are many excellent systems in the marketplace that can be specified and installed, the key point to success is understanding the benefits and limitations for any particular system. Proper design and inspection is well worth the effort, especially considering the cost of excavating and replacing a failed system. The guarantees/warranties for any particular system vary based on materials selected and details used. As they typically range from five to 20 years, the specifier should contact the material manufacturer for actual requirements. Proper design inspection is imperative for all systems no matter what guarantee or warranty is provided.
The building architect usually defines the choice for below grade waterproofing.