In between routine inspections, look for the following hazards:
- Debris-filled or blocked gutters/downspouts/storm drains
- Damaged or cracked gutters/downspouts/storm drains
- Standing water or evidence of past standing water on roof deck
- Accumulation of excessive debris on roof deck
- Suspected microbial growth or other water damage on roof deck
- Evidence of bird, rodent, or insect infestation
- Cracked, damaged, or missing roof deck material
- Cracked or broken roof deck seals that are creating openings for water intrusion
- Improperly sealed flashing systems with evidence of water intrusion
- Cracks, gaps, or other damage to walls
- Suspected microbial growth on HVAC system components
- Presence of contaminant sources (fumes, exhaust) near air intake vents
- Blocked, obstructed, or broken outside air intakes
- Broken or missing air intake screens on air handling units
- Excessive noise generated by HVAC system components
- Open or uncontrolled access to roof
It’s important to take caution when inspecting your roof. Access the roof through a hatch or fixed ladder only and be sure to keep a safe distance from the edge at all times. Contact CEI to make necessary repairs and to help address any additional safety concerns.
Happy Fall to All!
A blustery day is upon us! As the season’s are changing the cold and snow will be upon us soon! It doesn’t matter where you live, the change in weather can affect the health of your roof system. Many of our customers see those effects after it’s too late. Routine roof inspections are an important part of your roof maintenance program, as they help detect deficiencies that could lead to larger issues. So with the change in season we suggest adding a Roof Top Assessment to the list, both for Fall and Spring. With this assessment, you will be confident that your roof is ready for anything mother nature throws at it.
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