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Do I Really Need A Commercial Roof Replacement?
Leaks on commercial flat roofs often inspire fear of an immediate replacement in the hearts and minds of property owners. Luckily, roof replacements aren’t always necessary. There are many viable measures available that are less costly than replacement. Therefore, it’s very important to determine if a roof must be replaced before deciding to do so!
How to Determine if a Roof Requires a Replacement?
– Take core samples to determine how many layers the current roof has –
International Building Code allows for two roofing layers to be installed before a complete roof replacement is required. If a roof has two or more existing layers, it must be replaced. Core samples allow us to look at the current roof makeup and to determine what courses of action are appropriate.
– Check for moisture intrusion –
Is the existing roof soaked underneath? According to the International Building Code, new roofs may not be recovered over water-soaked roofs. Thorough tests must be performed to determine whether or not water has entered underneath the roofing system. We inspect every roof that we replace with an infrared scan and a moisture meter to determine if the roof is saturated. We believe that it is standard due diligence to provide building owners and managers with all information needed to make the right decision for their buildings.
Is a roof water-soaked if it is experiencing leaks?
The answer to this critical question is, not necessarily. Roofs can leak through different penetrations and never soak the insulation. So, we offer moisture surveys that show the amount of saturation under the roof in our Free Roof Analysis to all building owners and managers looking at replacing their roofs.
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Does the roof have to be removed to the deck, or can just the top layer be torn off?
Building code states that all roofing layers must be torn off to the deck, with few exceptions. It’s vital to ensure the condition of the deck is in good condition. Visual inspection after the roof tear-off will confirm the structural integrity of the roof deck.