When Is the Best Time for a Roof Inspection?

Find trouble spots with infrared inspection services.

Infrared inspection services can show you trouble spots.

Identify problems early with an infrared moisture survey.

An infrared moisture survey can identify problems early.

If you are a long-time property owner, you are probably well aware of the consequences that come with your commercial facility changing with age. Many issues gradually begin to crop up over time, some small and some piling into much larger issues requiring more attention and money than you ever imagined. You may be expecting this to unfold with your equipment more than anything else. However, the structure of your facility requires just as much attention and care as the machinery your commercial facility shelters.

This holds especially true for your facility’s roof, which much like the rest of your building’s structure, is highly vulnerable to the elements. Weather can chip away at your roof over time, leading to leaks and other forms of decay. An infrared roof moisture survey can help with the problem, but figuring out when you should seek out an inspection can be perplexing.

So When Should I Request a Roof Inspection?

There are, in fact, several conditions under which it is best to hire some form of infrared inspection services. They include:

  1. At three year intervals. This is a rule of thumb for the general well being of your roof and is one of the best methods for detecting problems early. Consider it part of your building’s maintenance, much like cleaning it and looking after your building’s equipment. If you make inspections part of your building’s routine, it will be much easier to catch any issues before they have the chance to unfold into something far worse and more costly for you and your business.
  2. As part of your building’s routine surface inspections. It never hurts to be as thorough as possible. There is no strict time limit for this because the time between inspections generally depends on the condition of your commercial property and the type of work performed there. We recommend you follow at least the above suggestion unless your surface inspections take place in shorter spans of time.
  3. Before the most severe seasonal weather arrives and again once it passes. The more severe the weather in your area is, the more damage your roof may take. This goes for heat and snow because both present their own detriments to roofing structures. Thermal issues, normally caused by the quick transition between summer heat and rain, and UV radiation can wreak havoc during summer. However, during winter, your roof becomes vulnerable to storms and the winter cold. It is best to make sure your roof is equipped to handle the weather, and once the seasons change, take care of any damage done.

At Infrared Consulting Services, we specialize in the performance and science of infrared thermography. We can help you maintain your roof’s health, as well as inform you of any developing issues you should look into. For more information on what we can do to help maintain your commercial property, contact us.

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