What to Expect from a Duro-Last Roof Inspection

Is it time to organize a roof inspection for your facility’s Duro-Last® roof? With a Duro-Last roofing system, your building benefits from outstanding defense against wind, rain, and fire. 

The durability and leak resistance of Duro-Last roofs go above and beyond that of other commercial roofing systems. However, it is still important to have this membrane inspected at least twice per year. A comprehensive examination of the integrity of your roof is crucial to preventing small issues from becoming costly problems further down the road.

When to Schedule Your Duro-Last Roof Inspection

Roof inspections are generally most effective when they are conducted in the spring and fall. As part of a spring inspection, the inspector will evaluate any maintenance tasks that need to be scheduled for completion during the summer months. In the fall, the inspector will go through a comprehensive checklist to ensure the roof is ready to handle the wet and windy weather of the winter season.

However, it should be noted that two inspections per year is the minimum. It’s also important to have your roof inspected for damage following severe storms, hail, heavy rains, and unusually high winds. 

Just because you haven’t noticed water coming through to the interior of your building doesn’t mean the roof hasn’t been impaired. With a proper roof inspection, you can have complete peace of mind knowing there’s not unseen water damage occurring in places you can’t easily view.

The Step-By-Step Process of a Duro-Last Roof Inspection

When you hire a certified Duro-Last roofing contractor, like AMW Contracting, to conduct an inspection of your roofing system, you can expect the contractor to perform a thorough evaluation of your roof. Here are the steps the contractor will take to correctly perform the inspection:

  1. Roof walk. First, the contractor will walk the roof looking for environmental contamination, signs of damage, and any forms of debris that should be removed.
  2. Inspection of seams. Next, the contractor will inspect all seams of the roof. As seams are where most leaks tend to occur on any type of roofing system, this is an important step for preventing water damage.
  3. Examination of penetrations. During the inspection, penetrations are to be checked for watertight seals to determine whether re-caulking is necessary.
  4. Marking of deficiencies. Any deficiencies found by the contractor will be marked for repair.
  5. Cleaning of marked areas. Once the deficiencies have been located and marked, they will be cleaned by the contractor and prepared for the repair process.
  6. Repair of deficiencies. The contractor will then conduct needed repairs. All roofing repairs should only be performed by an authorized Duro-Last contractor using Duro-Last materials to preserve your warranty.
  7. Issuing of warranty. Once your inspection is completed by a certified Duro-Last roofing contractor, you’ll be issued one of the best warranties in the industry.

Tips for Maintaining Your Roof Between Inspections

Between inspections by an authorized contractor, be sure to keep your roof free of debris and ensure proper drainage by cleaning gutters, downspouts, scuppers, and the surrounding areas. It is also recommended to incorporate roof washing into your routine maintenance plan to remove biological growth and improve solar reflectivity. Always use a non-sudsing, non-abrasive powdered cleanser, never solvent-based chemicals, to avoid causing unintentional harm to the Duro-Last membrane.

Schedule your roof inspection with a certified Duro-Last contractor today! Give AMW Contracting a call at 904-725-4197 for details about the inspection process and a free estimate.