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Would You Trust a Drone Service for Your Roof Inspection?

You really shouldn’t invest in a new building or home until you’ve had a roof inspection, even if you think you’ve found the one. You don’t want to buy a building or home with weak or damaged roofing, then find yourself with hefty bills to repair leaks and structural damage.

One of the latest technologies inspectors are often using to evaluate a roof involves using a drone.

But roofing contractors perform this importantl task differently, preferring a close-up, hands-on examination. Can you trust a drone inspection? Or should you hire a roofing contractor instead?
How Roof Inspections Work with a Drone
Many home inspectors today don’t actually get up on the roof to check its condition. And many of those who do climb up may stay on the ladder and look at the roof from there. The high cost of liability insurance is the most common reason cited for this worrisome trend.

So to avoid

How To Avoid a Roofing Scam

Don’t let a roofing scam hijack your finances and ruin your investment. Dishonest contractors are always out to take your money and leave your roof in shambles.

How can you identify a roofing scam when you see one?

Here are the key signs that an offer is either too good to be true:

They Offer Repairs at No Cost

The #1 r roofing scam is when some workers show up at your door and offer you free repairs after a rain storm. They tell you that your insurance company will pay for the job and reimburse you later because the damage was from severe weather.

This is probably not true. A random roofer off the street can’t possibly know of the details of your insurance policy, so you shouldn’t trust their opinion. You should contact your insurance company directly.

They Ask to Inspect Your Roof

It’s a definite sign of a roofing scam when a “professional” asks

Will A New Roofing System Add Value To Your Commercial Property?

With any commercial or industrial roofing investment it is crucial that property managers and business owners across Southern California are able to receive both a return of investment and long-term benefits on their spending. There are distinct advantages in replacing an old flat roofing system with a modern system. Newly installed flat roofing systems, if installed right will be more dependable and require less maintenance in the long run and whether you choose PVC or Modified Bitumen roof, you may benefit from higher energy savings and efficiency.
By working with us, an experienced commercial roofing contractor, we will be able to strategize and form a long-term relationship with you from the beginning of the new install to the end of the flat roof’s service life. This allows for a historic knowledge of the flat roofing system and easy maintenance. With this planning you can avoid the headaches and stresses when it comes to roof management and flat roof leaks.
As soon as the new commercial roof

How To Get Your Roof Ready For Solar Panel Installation

When you’re planning solar panel installation at your home or business, you must make sure that your roof can support your sustainable energy goals.
Take these three simple steps before installation of your new photovoltaic array, and you can rest assured that your roof will be ready to support your solar panel installation.

Step One: Contact a Licensed Roofing Contractor and Schedule a Free Roof Inspection
Do you know if roof can support the weight of a photovoltaic array? Solar panels are pretty heavy — each weighs about 40 pounds, not including the mounting racks and hardware. To provide enough power for your building, you may need dozens of solar panels. And your roof must have the right structural support in place to bear the weight of all that equipment. The best way to figure out if you have enough structural support is to schedule a roof inspection. A licensed roofing contractor can assess your roof’s condition.

Step Two: Get The

3 Signs Your Commercial Roof May Require Repair

Do you need to go up on your commercial roof find out whether you need repairs? You could, but you may not have to go to the trouble.

If you learn to recognize indications of a roofing problem, you can detect potential trouble spots. Identifying roofing issues early can keep a small problem from growing to the point where extensive roof repairs or replacement becomes necessary.
Visible Signs of Commercial Roof Damage
Walk the perimeter of your building and look at the edge flashing along the roofline. Do you see any gaps or areas that appear to be loose or bent? Damaged flashing can provide rain to seep under the roof membrane, which can cause damage and lead to leaks.

Now take a few steps back for a better view. Unless your building has a flat roof, you should be able to see some of the roofing surfaces from the ground — especially if

Types of Commercial Roofing Systems

Most low-slope commercial roofing systems have three principle components:

Weatherproofing layer or layers — the weatherproofing component is the most important element because it keeps water from entering a roof assembly.

Reinforcement — reinforcement adds strength, puncture resistance and dimensional stability to a membrane.

Surfacing — surfacing is the component that protects the weatherproofing and reinforcement from sunlight and weather. Some surfacings provide other benefits such as increased fire resistance, improved traffic and hail resistance, and increased solar reflectivity.

If you’re in the process of constructing a new building, or planning the replacement of an outdated roof on an existing building, there are five main types of commercial roofing systems to consider:
Thermoplastic Roofing
TPO roofing systems are among the fastest growing commercial roofing systems. Made of an especially durable material with a low-temperature flexibility and a high-temperature tolerance, these roofs are exceptionally resistant to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure. TPO roofs can be