Flat Roof Inspection and Certification in San Jose
Because flat roofs are inclined to leaks and deterioration due to weathering and standing water, San Jose Flat Roofing offers professional Flat Roof Inspection and certification of flat roofs in the San Jose, California area. By performing regular flat roof inspections, you can lower your overall repair costs and lengthen the life of your Commercial Flat Roof. It is recommended that most flat roofs should be inspected every 3 to 5 years and after any considerable weather event (such as high winds and severe thunderstorms.)
We earnestly check for damage, wear-and-tear, and perform a comprehensive inspection checklist.
During your Flat Roof Inspection, our team of licensed and certified experts will check for any physical, visible damage and/or any structural deformation on your Commercial or Residential flat roof. Specifically for flat roofs in the San Jose area, we commonly see holes, punctures, cracks, active leaks, and visible weathering. This is followed by a survey for dirt, branches, rocks, and any other debris that may have gathered on your roof. A detailed and extensive examination is completed for water damage, drainage, and gutter problems.
Along with the structure and integrity of the roof, your local experts will also inspect any and all structural pieces 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 San Jose 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 San Jose
Commercial flat roofs are simply one of the highest cost and maintenance roofing systems of any facility. The lifespan of a flat roof in San Jose 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 your local San Jose Flat Roof experts is a smart thing 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 attentive 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 adequate 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