Before you have your commercial building’s roof repaired, you’ll most likely have someone come to inspect it. Your inspector will look for damage done by hail or storms, wear-and-tear, and signs of aging – and he or she will let you know what types of repairs are necessary.Regardless of the type of repairs your roof needs, you should expect your roofing crew to show up on time and with the right equipment. They’ll prepare your roof and the surrounding areas, complete the work and clean up after themselves.
Part of roof preparation for a commercial repair job is zeroing in on the areas that need to be fixed. Your roofing crew will climb up on the roof to double-check the inspection results and identify any additional issues. They’ll remove algae and moss growing on the roof, pull off broken shingles and remove the gutters if necessary. (It’s not always necessary to remove the gutters.)
If there are branches, missing or broken shingles, or other debris on your commercial building’s roof, the roofing crew will remove them before getting to work. You can help by getting into the building’s attic and covering important items with tarps or plywood, as well as covering plants and landscape features outside the building with tarps.
Work – and Noise
Commercial roof repair is loud work. Let your workers, tenants and building neighbors know ahead of time that you’ll be having work done on your building’s roof. That way, they’ll be prepared, too – and they’ll be less likely to complain about the noise because you gave them a heads-up. Depending on the scope of the work, your roofers will remove damaged shingles, repair or replace underlayment, or even repair some of your roof’s structural components. If your roof is severely damaged in one spot, the roofing crew may need to repair the roof joists, replace the underlayment and put on new shingles or other roofing materials.Generally, the last step in commercial roof repair is to lay shingles. Your crew might only replace shingles in certain areas, or they may do the whole roof – but either way, it’ll be outlined in your contract.Once the work is completed, your commercial roof repair crew will replace your gutters (if they removed them to work on the roof) and start the clean-up process.
Your roofing crew will remove old roofing materials and scraps left over from the repair before they leave. They’ll also be careful to pick up metal debris that could be in your parking lot or landscaping.
What You Can Do to Prepare for a Commercial Roof Repair
The most important thing you can do to prepare for a commercial roof repair job is to make sure you’re working with a Dallas roofing company you can trust. From there, your contractor will let you know specific steps you can take to get ready for the repair job.
About Burton Hughes with New View Roofing
Burton Hughes is a senior project manager and roofing specialist for New View Roofing, a family and veteran owned North Texas roofing company. We feature Owens Corning and CertainTeed premium roofing systems and are GAF Master Elite certified contractors, with a complete line of commercial and industrial roofing solutions. We present clients a variety of options and provide free roof inspections and detailed estimates.