As a professional roofing contractor, Hill Roofing Corporation recommends keeping a roofing file. A roofing file can help you stay on top of all the important information about your roofing system.
If you don’t have a roofing file yet, or if you’ve never kept one before, this post should help you start one now. Here’s what needs to be in your file.
Basic Information About Your Roof
This includes the size and dimensions of your roof, the building’s location, the penetrations and equipment installed on your roof, and observations. You can complete this part during the initial assessment.
You will appreciate the importance of a roof plan when you hire a professional for roof inspections down the road. You can ask your contractors for a copy after the installation of your roof. If they don’t offer you a copy, you can draw one yourself. Every time your roof undergoes an inspection, mark the results on the roof plan. Use a different color of ink for every inspection. Roof inspectors can use your roof plan to determine the results of prior inspections, which can tell them what parts of the roof deserve more attention.
You can gather this information during the installation of your new roof and then update it with every repair or replacement. This should show the membrane type, insulation, deck, flashings and other materials used in completing your roofing system. You can also include sample materials as well as maintenance manuals in this part of your file.
Keep your warranty in your file to avoid misplacing it. This will also give you quick information about warranty coverage and who can do repair or replacement on particular components of your roofing system. It will also give you an idea of what minor repairs you can perform without voiding your warranty.
Proof of Inspection
This is important for warranty claims. The manufacturer or contractor’s representative is likely to inspect your roof and look for proof that you were diligent in its upkeep before your warranty claim is approved. It will also come in handy for keeping track of the parts of your roof that need repairs.
Get in touch with Hill Roofing Corporation for professional roof installation and repairs. We also offer siding services. Call us today at (703) 754-0964, or fill out this form to tell us about the project you’re planning. We work with homeowners in Manassas and Arlington, VA.