PROPER ROOF INSPECTIONS ARE CRUCIAL TO ROOF PERFORMANCE
One of the most important aspects of roof maintenance is inspecting your roof and knowing the condition of your roof. How can you make repairs or improvements if you don’t know the issues present on your roof? How can you know the issues present on your roof if you don’t regularly perform proper roof inspections? We have written extensively about the benefits and importance of regular roof inspections on this website. This post will focus on a different angle of proper roof inspections: the roof diagram.
A Guide During the Inspection
Using a good roof diagram as a guide during your roof inspections will help you know where to work, points of interest, and things to focus on while on the roof. There is nothing worse than spending a half a day prepping and performing a roof inspection, then getting back to your office and realizing you forgot a few things you wanted to check out. A good roof diagram will serve as a guide and help you perform proper roof inspections the first time.
Make Notes to Review Afterwards
Once you’re done on the roof, do you remember everything you saw? Probably not – especially if you have a large building. So much of the roof runs together and can be easily forgotten, your analysis after the inspection may be inaccurate without good notes. Performing proper roof inspections should include taking an empty roof diagram up on the roof with you and noting where the issues you found are. Then, when you get down to the ground to review what you found, you don’t have to remember everything on the roof. Simply pull out the roof diagram and see what you wrote.
A Tool for Those Performing the Work
The last major benefit of a good roof diagram is that it provides a guide for whoever performs the work on issues found. Sometimes, those performing roof inspections are the same people who will make repairs. However, many times, the inspector is passing off the information to a contractor, or an employee who will work on the roof. How will the knowledge transfer take place? Performing proper inspections means the person performing the work has all the information they need to do a good job. This is best communicated by giving that person a copy of the original roof diagram. You may know what you saw up on the roof, but no one else does. Give them a good roof diagram and they can make proper repairs.
A good roof diagram is essential to performing proper roof inspections on your building. Develop a good blank diagram of your building, make copies, and leave them in your inspections file. You can make notes during your inspection and pass them off to whoever is performing the work. A good roof diagram ensures you don’t miss anything on the roof, don’t forget anything you saw, and accurately convey all this information to whoever is performing the work.