Roof inspections

“You can hold this like a roofer” is a century-old phrase dating back to the days when roofers knew nobody would check their work. Luckily, the times have changed. You can now rely on unbiased roof inspections performed by an RCABC-accepted Roof Observer for peace of mind. 

Applied Roofing Science has the knowledge and experience combined with the curiosity and attention to detail to evaluate your property’s condition. We’ll estimate the performance life of your roof so you won’t be left “holding the bag” on unexpected repairs. We inspect all of the following roofing systems:

  • Cold and hot applied Mod-Bit/SBS/Torch-on
  • Tar & Gravel
  • Hot Rubber
  • Liquid Applied Membranes and Coatings
  • Metal Tiles and Panels
  • Asphalt and Rubber Shingles/Shakes
  • Natural and Artificial Slate
  • Cedar Shakes

QA Observations

Trust is good, but quality control is better! The frequent presence of an IIEBC-Registered Roof Observer during your roof installation is a wise measure for reducing possible disputes.

We appreciate that roofing is a tough job (been there; done that). Applied Roofing Science always maintains a respectful and professional demeanour with our fellow roofers. Without a doubt, regular quality observations are the most useful tool for making sure all materials have been installed correctly. Applied Roofing Science safeguards your roof against the following:

  • Old roofing layers have been completely removed
  • Damages to the structural deck are being repaired
  • New materials are stored appropriately
  • Only accepted materials are being used
  • Vapor and air barriers are installed as intended
  • Insulation layers are properly staggered 
  • All materials are overlapped and fastened as required
  • Good roofing practices are followed

Roof Consulting

With a clear focus on delivering the most suitable solution, we take the time to get to know our clients. We understand that every project is unique, and we don’t practice a “copy and paste” culture.

Concretely written specifications and carefully selected materials provide the foundation for a long-lasting, functioning roofing system. We’ll help you meet your budget. Did you want to chat by phone? Prefer a video call? We’re here to meet your roofing needs! We offer the following for our customers:

  • Evaluation and Report Services
  • Preliminary Design Services
  • Predesign and Field Testing Services
  • Construction Document Services
  • Specifications Writing
  • Bidding and/or Negotiation Services
  • Construction Contract Administration

Condition Assessment

At Applied Roofing Science, we’re good at playing detective and uncovering all the facts. No roof can hide its secrets once we’ve completed our investigation! Our full roof condition assessment offers a comprehensive report based on core samples and a review of the attic and structural roof deck.

An in-depth evaluation of the full roof assembly and adjoining building interfaces provide the answers strata corporations and property managers seek for budget planning. Don’t let your roofing problems remain a mystery! We can assess all of the following roofing systems and component parts:

  • Conventional roofs
  • Inverted roofs
  • Ballasted roofs
  • Green and Blue Roofs
  • Roof Venting
  • Roof Drainage
  • Roofing Hardware
  • Architectural Sheet Metal

Design Services

Not to boast, but this is where Applied Roofing Science really shines. Our sustainable roof designs satisfy more than just the manufacturer’s warranty requirements and the BC Building Code; we constantly exceed performance expectations.

We possess an in-depth knowledge of building science and roof technology. Our experience allows us to create individual roof designs that last a lifetime. We’ve studied all kinds of roofing systems over the years and know what works. Our designs cover the following:

  • Applicable codes and standards
  • Demolition and Environmental considerations
  • Roof slope and drainage
  • Thermal and ventilation requirements
  • Wind-uplift resistance
  • Fire resistance
  • Warranty requirements

Project Management

We take our clients’ projects to heart and respond to project inquiries like we never sleep. Applied Roofing Science provides technical guidance to all involved parties throughout the entire duration of the project.

We assist in resolving any arising disputes or project changes, so you don’t have to. Clients sleep well knowing we’re overseeing things. Rest assured, we’re a dream to work with in all technical roofing matters. We work as your liaison and deal with the following:

  • On-site work processes (parking, etiquette, scaffolding, etc.)
  • Addressing issues that may result in RFIs and change orders
  • Project scope and communication management
  • Monitor Project Progress and deadlines
  • Coordination of trades 
  • Manufacturer’s warranties and close-outs

Leak Investigations

We get it; mysterious stains, dripping ceilings, and wet floors and walls are scary, especially if you don’t know how to stop them. Equipped with modern instruments, Applied Roofing Science will precisely pinpoint the source of the leak in your building enclosure.

Nothing is more rewarding than relieving those haunted by roof leaks, even if it means we’re getting wet and muddy along the way. When it’s time to locate the source of your water damage, you know who to call. Our inspections may include:

  • Visual review of the entire roof and related building parts
  • Destructive/Non-destructive membrane inspections
  • Review of roof vents, drains, and sealants
  • Interior and attic inspections
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Evaluation Reports
  • Repair recommendations

More Questions? Contact Us Today!