How can I find out if my roof has been installed correctly?
That new roof may look good from the ground, but looks aren’t everything. Applied Roofing Science will make sure your roof conforms to the latest Codes of Practice. Not only will we head up to the roof for a visual inspection, but we’ll write you a comprehensive report.
We support all of our findings with detailed notes and photos. The best-case scenario is that everything checks out okay. But if that’s not the case, we’ll provide recommendations for resolving any issues.
How can I tell if my roof needs repairing, recoating or replacing?
In the world of roofing, looks can be deceiving. It all depends on the type of roof you have, its age, and the quality of its installation. Aged roofs can appear rough but may only require minor repairs. Any previous repairs and maintenance will also factor into your roof’s longevity.
Our advice? Don’t be spooked by a quick visual inspection or misled by an unqualified source. Applied Roofing Science provides thorough investigations and unbiased suggestions. Your roof is designed to protect you from the elements. Our team will make sure it’s fit for the job.
What is the most durable type of roofing material?
That’s another one of those questions with no definitive answer. It all depends on the type of building, the style of roof, and the slope of the structure. Residential homes and commercial warehouses have different requirements. You want your home to look nice and keep out the rain. Commercial buildings with a flat roof assembly have additional considerations.
As a property owner/manager, your choice of roofing options can be overwhelming. Applied Roofing Science is happy to walk you through the buying process to ensure you get the most suitable product to protect your property and budget! Get in touch, and we’ll stop by for an initial consultation.
Do I need a warranty? How long can I expect my roof to last?
You would expect that a roof would always outlast the manufacturer’s warranty. Alas, we don’t live in a perfect world. Improper installation, the wrong choice of materials, and product defects can muck things up, reducing your roof’s longevity.
Commercial guarantees range from 5 to 20 years. Residential warranties can last up to 50 but may be voided by faulty design and workmanship. Applied Roofing Materials can talk about roofing systems all day! We’ll gladly help you select the best materials for your project.
What are my options if I believe my roof has not been installed properly?
First off, before you do anything rash, bring in Applied Roofing Science for a look. We can verify your concerns or put your fears to rest. Either way, you’ll have a trusted roofing specialist on your side. We specialize in roof inspections for B.C. buildings.
A written report with our findings carries a lot of weight in resolving these matters. We’ll ensure your roof meets the current standards and current Codes of Practice. If it doesn’t, we can advise you on your next steps. Don’t worry; we’ve always got your back.
What should I do if I have a dispute with my roofing contractor?
The good news is most roofing companies aren’t looking to cause trouble. However, miscommunication can lead to simple misunderstandings. Applied Roofing Science will review their work to establish if the standard of work is up to snuff. We will quickly determine whether the contractor met the obligations of the contract.
Should the situation continue to escalate, we will give you a comprehensive document that can be used as evidence in court. Rest assured; our observations are pretty tough for anyone to refute.
What does a written report consist of?
Admittedly, your typical roofing report isn’t going to be a very entertaining read. What you’ll find is a lot of jargon and tech speak. With Applied Roofing Science, we ensure that our descriptions are straightforward and that any suggested follow-up actions are clearly defined.
The conclusions found in the summary overview will highlight our observations and estimate your roofing system’s remaining lifespan. Photographic evidence accompanies all findings in the report. If you have any questions, we’ll talk you through every item.
Do I always need a written report or is a verbal report enough?
Sometimes, a verbal report may be all you need for a minor issue. However, it’s wise to have a documented record of our visual inspection for future reference. Don’t worry; we keep things direct and to the point.