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Preparing your Flat Roof for Winter

As summer winds down and the leaves prepare to start falling, now is a good time to have your commercial or industrial flat roof inspected for possible problems. If you haven’t started preparing your flat roof for its battle with winter, now is the time to begin.

By the time the first snowfall hits the ground, our phones will be ringing off the hook with customers calling us because their roof is leaking and water damage is starting to occur on the inside of the building.Why wait until this happens? Problems like this can be avoided with just a simple roof inspection by a licensed flat roof specialist.

Flat Roof Inspections

Getting your flat roof inspected by a licensed professional before the winter begins is as simple as picking up the phone and calling Roof Maintenance.ca. No matter if your commercial or industrial building is located in Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, we can come on site and give your flat roof a thorough inspection for any potential problems. Using thermal imaging technology, we inspect your roof with infrared roof scans to detect subsurface moisture and pinpoint any leaks to its origin. Detecting and repairing and problems that pose threats to your flat roof fixed before winter is not only smart, it helps prevent serious damage, saving you money in future costly repairs.

Roof Leak Investigations

Quite often, when you notice water leaking into your building, the damage has already been done to the underlying structure. Water can take its time and pool up under the damaged areas on the roof, eating away at the structure until it finally breaks free and starts to leak inside. This only leads to costly structural repairs and replacement of insulation and waterproofing membranes.

We often get calls from commercial industrial property owners complaining that water is leaking onto inventory or machinery from the roof overhead. When we arrive to have a look at the problem, we often find the flat roof has either been poorly maintained or installed with low quality workmanship. We also find that the leak has been present for some time, and some of the roof trusses are rotten or the flat roof decking has completely rusted or given way resulting in the need for the total replacement of the roof. Had the property owner invested in a roof maintenance plan, these issues would have been noticed and the problem would have been fixed before it got out of hand. Instead, thousands of dollars are required to repair the structure and replace the entire roof.

Your Final Roofing Solution

Roof Scan.ca | Commercial Industrial Flat Roofing
Roof Scan.ca | Commercial Industrial Flat Roofing

At Roof Maintenance.ca, when we remediate a flat roof, we always give you the option in upgrading your current roof to a more durable and longer-lasting alternative. The cost of the inspection is relatively minor compared to the total cost of repairs when damage has occurred. Not to mention the savings in your sanity by not having to deal with your insurance company over the damage that may occur when a leak is left too long. Have your roof inspected before the winter rolls in. Schedule an appointment today for free consultation and the highest quality commercial and industrial flat roofing services in the Greater Toronto area.

Why choose Roof Maintenance.ca?

Choosing between roofing contractors for your next roof replacement or repair may be the determining factor which can lead to disappointment and unsatisfactory results. Choosing the right roofing contractor guarantees a well constructed, leak-free flat roof that will serve you well for years to come. After asking these 10 questions, you should have a better idea why choosing Roof Maintenance.ca is the right choice for your commercial industrial flat roofing project.

1. What warranties do we offer?
Flat roofing contractors should offer two kinds of warranties: a manufacturer’s warranty and a labour warranty. A manufacturer’s warranty is the guarantee that the maker of the roofing materials offers the customer. It states what the replacement requirements are when the roofing materials are inadequate or defective and how long the roofing materials are typically good for. Our labour warranty is what us as your flat roofing contractor offer our client s on all new work performed and completed. It promises that all our work will be done according to code and to the highest professional standards and remain leak-free for the next 7-10 years. We back our work and honour our warranties fully. If you have any questions about our warranties, they can easily be answered by contacting us.

2. Can you take before and after photos to show me the trouble spots on the roof?
Most of the time, it isn’t safe for a building owner to simply jump on the roof and inspect it. Rely on experienced professional to visually inspect your flat roof. Pictures of all troubled areas are taken and included in your written estimate.

3. Ask our previous clients.
When researching roofing contractors, you should ask for references of similar work performed within the past 12 months, of whom you may contact and see the work completed. What you’re looking for is an expectation of what it could be like if you hire us as your flat roofing contractor. Were we easy to get along with? Did we clean up the job site at the end of every day? Were all the past customer’s questions and concerns dealt with?

4. Ask detailed questions about your roofing system.
We are here to educate our clients and help them make an informed decision. If you’re in the market for a torch-on roof, ask us what kind of material the membrane is made from. You can also ask about the flashing we might use, or the kind of qualities the material will offer. The more knowledgeable you are about the flat roof you need, the better prepared you are to judge the answers you will get.

5. Do we offer a regular maintenance program?
After spending all that money on a flat new roof, the last thing that you want to think about is when it will need maintenance. But think of your question this way: you’re asking the roofing contractor if they are planning on being around in a couple of years, 5 years, 10 years or longer. Regular roof maintenance extends the life and value of your investment, and it is smart to get your roof checked out every now and then. All work completed by our flat roof technicians is guaranteed and regular check-ups are included in our commercial industrial “Preventative Maintenance+” plans as our way of standing behind our work – 100%. We look forward to securing long-term relationships with our clientele based off the principles of satisfaction, service and quality workmanship.

6. Are they knowledgeable,experienced and certified roofers?
We have been in the residential and commercial roofing industry for over 15 years and have experienced all types of roofing problems. We have worked with all types of roofing applications. This includes all types of membrane roofing, hot and cold applied BUR roofing systems, standing seam metal roofing, shingles, slate and tile roofing, waterproofing and damp roofing systems. In 2009 we were working around the clock assisting the victims of the Vaughan and Woodbridge tornadoes. All our technicians are trained and certified to complete your roofing project.

7. Does you roofing contractor have proper liability insurance?
Liability insurance covers the homeowner/business owner from any potential legal issues that arise from accidents, damage or other unforeseen problems that arise during the roofing job. You may ask to see a copy of our liability insurance and also call the insurance company to see if it is up to date.

8. What is the roofing company’s safety policy?
Safety is our number one priority. Every job-site is evaluated and a safety plan is devised if anything should happen. All  Roof Maintnance technicians hold Fall Safe Protection training.

9. Do we use superior quality roofing products?
As in all aspects of construction, there are better quality and lesser quality products available for your flat roof. If you don’t know much about the roofing trade, it can be hard to know if the materials we are using are being installed according to product specifications, and if they are top quality roofing products. One option is educating yourself on the roofing products by checking out the manufacturer’s websites or going to suppliers. Ask us why we use the products we do, and how we install them.

10. Can we assess whether you need a roof replacement, recovery or repair?
You may think that you need a new roof but it might be the case that all you need is a patch. Roof Maintenance.ca is the first roofing company in the Greater Toronto Area to use thermal imaging technology to provide infrared roof scans which spot subsurface moisture on your flat roof. This allows us to accurately and efficiently detect problem areas of the flat roof and locate the source of a leak. No more guessing where the problematic areas are.

Contact Roof Maintenance.ca today for a free, no obilgation quote.