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Roof Surveys And Documentation



Review any available construction drawings for the buildings. Prepare a Roof Plan Layout for each roof area to be surveyed.

Research any warranty and other pertinent information available pertaining to the existing roof systems.

Field Survey:


Meet with building personnel to identify roof leak problems.

Perform a thorough visual inspection of the field of roofs, flashings and all roof related sheet metal work. Note and document existing roof conditions.

Core the existing roofs as required to verify the composition of the existing roof system and roof deck substrate. Have samplings of the existing built-up roofing materials laboratory tested to determine their asbestos content.

Document any existing conditions above the roof lines which may affect the waterproof integrity of the building

Roof Inspection/Evaluation Documentation: 


Prepare and maintain the following information for each building surveyed:  (1) A Roof Plan Drawing showing roof area designations, and (2) A database format, compatible with the Facilities Engineering

Department’s existing data program listing the following information:


  1. Building number/roof area designation

  2. Approximate square footage

  3. Roof type

  4. Roofing material manufacturer

  5. Roof warranty number

  6. Warranty expiration date

  7. Roofing Contractor

  8. Installation year

  9. Existing roof condition

  10. Recommended action to be taken

  11. Estimated roof repair cost

  12. Projected roof replacement year

  13. Estimated roof replacement cost

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