A roofing company knows your roof is a major investment. This is particularly true of commercial roofs, which may involve multiple buildings. For this reason, it’s important to keep a roof log in order to keep track of roof maintenance and the condition of the roof which is helpful information when discussing with your roofer. Part of the log should include a roof and floor plan for each building. Review the roof log at least twice a year to make sure that problems are addressed and inspections are made on a regular basis.

Roof Repair Information To Log

Encourage the workers and custodians of each building to report roof leaks right away. When a leak occurs, mark the location on the roof plan, the date it was reported, what the weather was like on that day and what action was taken to regarding the roof repair.

Roof Warranty Information To Log

Remember that it’s important to be proactive in addressing any problems that may occur while warranties on roofing material are still in effect. Some manufacturers of roofing material may require periodic inspections in order to keep warranties valid. Whether the manufacturer requires it or not, professional inspections are necessary in order to make sure that possible problems are addressed early on, which will lengthen the useful life of the roof. Make sure to record information on the roof log regarding when inspections are made and their outcome.

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