The Importance of Periodic Roof Inspections
Roofing systems should be inspected at least twice a year (Spring and Fall) for damage or defects. Someone who understands the design and components of the roofing system should perform inspections. Your BASF approved applicator may provide this service.
The Spring roof inspection identifies any damage sustained over the Winter so repairs can be accomplished during the local roofing season. The Fall roof inspection will make sure the roof is ready for the upcoming Winter. Seasonal inspections are important for both warm and cold weather regions.
Each inspection should follow a set routine for the examination of each visible component of the roof assembly and the identification of any areas requiring attention. Pay particular attention to:
Gutters, Scuppers and Drains
Rooftop Units and Penetrations
Surface Area of Roof
Flashings, Roof Edges, Terminations, Expansion and Control Joints
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Know Your Roof System
Keep a historical record and roof system file available to all roof maintenance personnel. The file should include.
• Technical data sheets
• Material safety data sheets
• Original specifications
• Contact information for your approved applicator
• Previous roof inspection reports
• Record of repairs made
• Copy of this manual
When to call an Approved Applicator
Some repairs will require an approved applicator’s expertise. Consult warranty terms before performing any repairs to avoid negating the warranty. The warrantor must be notified prior to performing repairs to any problems covered by the warranty. Other situations that require a professional include:
• Large blisters
• Significant leaks
The service life of a spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roof can be greatly extended by proper maintenance and care. The building owner should:
• Limit and control roof access
• Conduct regular inspections
• Conduct special inspections following extraordinary situations such as extreme weather
• Report leaks or damage immediately
• Perform routine maintenance
• Use approved applicators for major maintenance, new penetrations and permanent repairs
Paying attention to these six areas will help to provide the building with a sustainable, high performance, longer life expectancy, lower lifecycle cost roof.
Tillotson Enterprises, Inc.
715 Huron Drive
Kearney, NE 68847