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Protect Your Property Investment with This Hurricane Commercial Roofing Inspection Checklist

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Sep 1, 2023 12:51:35 PM

As a building owner or facility manager, you’re probably aware of the potential damage hurricanes can inflict on your property’s roof system. When a hurricane strikes, it can cause severe wind, rain, hail, and debris that can damage your commercial roofing system. After a hurricane, it’s essential to inspect your commercial roof to prevent further damage and costly repairs.

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a handy commercial roofing inspection checklist to help you identify potential damage to your roof after a hurricane. By following these steps, you can safeguard your property investment and avoid more significant problems in the future.

Step 1: Inspect Exterior Damage
The first step in your post-hurricane commercial roofing inspection is to assess the exterior of your building. Check the roof for visible damage such as ripped or missing shingles or bent metal panels. Inspect the gutter system to look for blocks or debris. Check if there are metal flashings that have been dislodged or pulled away from the roofline. Siding, windows, and other exterior building components should also be inspected to identify storm damage.

Step 2: Check the Roof’s Interior
After you’ve inspected the exterior of your commercial roofing system, it’s essential to check the inside of your building. Look for water stains or wet insulation that could be signs of a leaking roof. Check the overall condition of the roof deck for cracks or holes that may have been caused by strong winds or flying debris. Inspect the attic and ceiling to detect any signs of moisture or mold.

Step 3: Inspect for Debris
After a hurricane, your commercial roofing system could be littered with debris such as tree branches, broken glass, and other contaminants. Remove the debris to prevent further damage to your roof. Inspect your roof’s drainage system to ensure it’s not clogged by excess debris.

Step 4: Call for Professional Inspection
A professional roofing contractor is the best expert that can identify all the issues that you may have missed in your commercial roofing inspection. After your preliminary inspection, call a professional to assist and give you advice on the next best course of action to take.

Step 5: Schedule Repairs
Once you’ve completed your roofing inspection, you should plan for repairs where necessary. If there are any visible signs of damage, repairs should be scheduled immediately to avoid any costlier damage down the line.

Hurricane season can be a particularly stressful time for building owners and managers. In addition to making sure your tenants are safe, you also need to ensure that your commercial roofing system is in top condition. The best way to do this is by conducting regular inspections, especially after a natural disaster like a hurricane. By using our commercial roofing inspection checklist, you can identify potential damage to your building and mitigate it before it becomes a more significant problem. If you need help with your commercial roofing system, be sure to contact a professional roofing contractor to assist you. With regular inspections and maintenance, your commercial roofing system will last longer and give you the peace of mind you need to run your business successfully.

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Topics: Hurricane Season 2016, Commercial Roofing, Condo Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Safety

Property Managers Checklist to Condo Roof Longevity

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Dec 14, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As a property manager, it’s important to keep an eye out for the maintenance and care of your property, specifically protecting the big investments such as the building’s roof. Waiting until a condo roof has major issues could lead to expensive and time consuming projects. To protect your roof and extend your condo roof longevity, here are some tips to follow to increase the lifespan of your investment.

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Condo Roofing

News Alert: How The Tax Cut and Job Act Might Affect Your Next Roofing Project

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Mar 22, 2018 8:15:00 AM

On December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax law since 1986. This new law affects nearly every business and individual.

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What’s The Danger Of Hiring Someone That Is Not Insured To Do Commercial Roofing?

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Feb 22, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Every property manager and landlord dreads this day, but eventually, everyone has to deal with it. It could be any number of things that go wrong with your building’s roof, maybe it’s leaking, or it’s collecting pools of water. Maybe it’s something else, but chances are good that it happens unexpectedly or when you don’t have a budget in place to handle it. You can’t afford to avoid hiring a commercial roofer, but who do you call?

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Condo Roofing, Roof Repair, Roof Safety

Should You Replace or Repair Your Commercial Roof?

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Feb 5, 2018 8:30:00 AM

A damaged roof can result in problems throughout your building. The difference in the cost of commercial roof replacement versus repair can be significant. That’s why it’s important to work with a commercial roofing expert who can provide you with reliable advice. We’ve put together a list of questions to help you make the right decision on whether to replace or repair when considering options for resolving problems with your roof.

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Condo Roofing, Roof Repair

Why Hiring a Commercial Roofer with a Reputable Safety Program Is Good Business Sense

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Jan 31, 2018 11:15:00 AM

As a landlord, property manager, or CEO, you have to consider the overhead of actually ensuring you keep a roof over your head. However, it’s critical that you don’t simply choose a contractor because they’re inexpensive compared to the competition. You also need to protect your investment and the business itself, and you can only do that if you select a commercial roofer with a reputable safety program.

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Roof Safety

3 Lessons Hurricane Irma Taught Commercial Property Owners

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Jan 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM

"Wind is expected to have caused between $2.5 billion and $4 billion in commercial loss."This startling figure was reported by CNBC in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which slammed into Florida in September of 2017. This estimate representslosses caused by winds that in some places topped 190 miles per hour. According to industry analyst Kurt Keaton, commercial properties saw roof damage, water infiltration, and damage caused by debris. In this post, we’ll take a look at 3 important lessons about hurricane preparedness for commercial property owners.

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Condo Roofing

The Consequences of Inaction When the Need for Commercial Roof Repair Is Ignored

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Jan 26, 2018 11:24:00 AM

If you’re starting to see signs of commercial roof damage, don’t wait to discuss it with your contractor. What seems insignificant to you now may actually be signs of problems that can escalate into much bigger and thus more expensive problems. It can even cause problems in other parts of your building, putting more and more of your building and your livelihood at risk.

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Topics: Commercial Roofing, Roof Repair

Questions to Ask Your Commercial Roofer During An Inspection

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Jan 22, 2018 8:30:00 AM
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Topics: Commercial Roofing

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Why Routine Inspections Are Vital to Your Commercial Roof

Posted by McEnany Roofing on Jan 18, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Your building’s roof is one of your most valuable business assets. It is your first line of defense against the damaging effects of severe weather, such as wind and excessive heat. Everyday exposure to the elements can cause deterioration resulting in leaks and damage to your building. An annual inspection and routine maintenance of your commercial roof is a vital part of protecting its longevity. As with many other things in life, ignoring a small problem can lead to bigger issues, along with a bigger price tag down the road.   

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Topics: Commercial Roofing

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