Whether you are a home- or business owner, keeping a roofing file is one of the best ways to ensure your roof’s long-term health and performance. It is a record of your roofing system’s condition, updated constantly to help you keep track of everything about your residential or commercial roof. You have to start building it the moment your roofing contractor replaces your old roof. Eventually, it will contain vital information, such as the results of roof inspections and repair work.
Read on as we discuss the important records you should keep in your roofing file.
Basic Roofing Information
Upon installation or during the initial inspection of the roofing system, the roofing company will provide you information about the roof’s size, type of penetrations and equipment, location of your home or building, and other important observations.
This specifies the type of residential or commercial roofing system used for your home or building. It should highlight the type of asphalt shingle, metal panel or membrane as well as the type of insulation, deck, flashings and other roof components. Most of these have copies of manufacturer maintenance manuals so make sure they’re also kept in your roofing file.
These are incredibly useful when you schedule roof inspections with your local roofing contractor. Roof plans allow roofers to focus on problem areas. If you don’t have one, you can devise your own using the information from the initial inspection. This copy of the roof plan can then be used for several inspections, each one with results marked using a different color of pencil or pen.
As the leading roofing company in the area, Crown Roofing installs roofing systems by manufacturers with great reputations and solid warranties. We are certified by major suppliers like GAF and Owens Corning®, which means these products meet our stringent standards. Our roofing crews are also trained and certified to each of the manufacturer’s standards.
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