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Commercial Roof Inspections

At GSM Roofing, we can ensure the integrity and longevity of your commercial roofing system, giving you peace of mind. Our expert team can provide thorough and accurate assessments of your roof’s condition utilizing cutting-edge technology, including infrared (IR) and drone inspections. Our certified remote pilots will conduct safe, non-invasive commercial roof inspections to help us create economical repair plans.

With our commitment to quality and precision, you can trust us to deliver reliable insights that help you make informed decisions about your roofing investment.

Infrared Inspections for Commercial Roofing

Roofing maintenance starts with a visual inspection of your roof; however, you can’t always see everything with the naked eye. With infrared technology, our certified infrared thermographer will perform a non-destructive roof inspection to see where and how moisture is leaking into your roof—or how energy is escaping from it.

Infrared Commercial Roof Inspections for Eastern PA, NJ, DE, & MD

Even if your roof looks great on the surface, an infrared inspection can show you problems that our team can remedy now instead of costing much more in the future. We can use this technology to easily find:

  • Water infiltration and moisture issues under the roof’s surface
  • Potential leaks
  • Standing water
  • Weak areas in roof structure or decking
  • Material deterioration (on roofing membranes, sealants, caulking, etc.)
  • Wet insulation
  • Mold
  • Pockets of wasted energy

This method is quick, precise, and non-destructive, and your roof inspection report will include evidence of our findings along with a quote for commercial roof repair for any problem areas.

Drone commercial roof inspections in Eastern PA, NJ, DE, & MD

Drone Commercial Roof Inspections

When we believe it’s unsafe for our roofing professionals to get onto a roof for a visual inspection (due to its condition, accessibility, weather, or other factors), our certified drone operator will conduct an aerial assessment, complete with photos.

Even the most difficult-to-access sections of your roof are no problem for an experienced drone operator. We can look closely for problem spots, provide photos, and submit a complete inspection report detailing necessary repairs. We utilize this information to perform targeted repairs, helping you avoid the need for a total roof replacement. This efficient, safe process saves you time and money.

Meeting FAA Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that drones used for commercial purposes be registered and only flown by those who fully understand FAA guidelines, minimizing the risk of accidents. GSM Roofing retains several certified Remote Pilots who can provide a complete survey of your roof from the safety of solid ground.

The Importance of Regular Commercial Roof Inspections

Your roof is positioned far above, often overlooked. You might rarely think about it until you notice water running into your building.

Why wait until water makes its way in to destroy equipment, electronics, surfaces, and the health of your structure’s occupants? Instead, contract with us to conduct regular roof inspections so we can detect problems before they require expensive repairing or replacing.

When you hire GSM Roofing to conduct commercial roof inspections and preventative roof maintenance services, you’ll feel assured knowing that you’ve taken proactive steps to maintain your roof’s condition while extending its life. That’s an investment that makes excellent financial sense!

Whether you need an infrared or drone roof inspection or just have some questions, contact us or give us a call at 800-532-ROOF (7773). We proudly serve the eastern half of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and most of Maryland.

Roof Inspection FAQ

How much does a Commercial Roof Inspection Cost?

The cost of a commercial roof inspection can vary widely depending on several factors. These include the size and type of the roof, the complexity of the inspection, the location of the property, and the level of detail required in the inspection report. To get an accurate estimate for your specific needs, it is best to contact us, so we can send an estimator out. The estimator can assess the needs of your commercial building’s roof and provide you with a more precise cost based on your roof’s specific characteristics and your requirements.

What Types of Commercial Roofs do you Inspect?

Our experienced team can inspect various types of commercial roofs, including flat, pitched, and historical roofs.

How often should I have a Commercial Roof Inspected?

The frequency of commercial roof inspections can depend on several factors, including the age and type of the roof, local weather conditions, and the presence of any existing issues. GSM Roofing recommends, at a minimum, semi-annual roof inspections.

Generally, regular inspections are key to maintaining the health of your roof. They can identify potential issues before they become major problems, ultimately saving money on repairs and extending the life of your roof.

What Safety Measures do you have in Place for On-Site Roof Inspections?

GSM Roofing adheres to a comprehensive set of safety measures to protect our workers and ensure the inspection is conducted efficiently and safely, following OSHA guidelines and standards. Key safety measures include: Personal Protection Equipment, Fall Protection Systems, Ladder Safety, Roof Access and Egress Points, Training and Awareness, Weather Conditions Awareness, Site Inspections and Hazard Assessment, Health and Hydration (during hot months), Rescue Plan, Documentation and Compliance, etc. GSM Roofing complies with all regulatory standards, and we are committed to the safety of our employees and customers.

Is there a Need for Me to be Present at all Times during the Roof Inspection?

It’s not mandatory for you to be present during the entire roof inspection, but being there at key points can be beneficial for communication and understanding the condition of your roof.  If you cannot be present, it is often sufficient to have a trusted employee or building manager on-site during the inspection.

How Quickly will I Receive the Inspection Results?

Generally speaking, the report is received within one week.

What Certifications and Qualifications do Your Roof Inspectors Hold?

Our trained roofing techs have an avgerage of 15 years of commercial roofing experience.

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Eric Sanders Field Contract Administrator June 28, 2022