Here at Hornsby Roofing, we don’t recommend doing roof replacements unless it’s really necessary or unless the client demands we do it. Which is why we start every roof replacement
work at commercial buildings with a thorough inspection of the existing roofing system.
Our specialists will carry out a thorough inspection to determine whether or not you really need to replace the roof of your commercial building. Depending on the extent of damage we identify, we’ll submit our recommendation including the type of roofing we suggest.
Our Commercial Roof Replacement Process
We focus on completing commercial roof replacement services with minimal hindrance and on time. Here is how we handle roof replacement for commercial buildings
Stage 1: Removing the old roof
Removal of the old roofing material is done not just to install new ones. Instead, it is done so that our specialist can inspect the decking underneath the roof. Before we actually begin dismantling the old roofing materials, we’ll cover your foliage with tarp to protect them and speed up the cleaning process.
The safety officer at our team will ensure that the dismantling & disposal of the old roofs are in accordance with the guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, and U.S. Green Building Council (USBC).
Step 2: Inspecting the Decking
Irrespective of the type of roof you choose to install, it needs to have a solid base for it to be properly installed. Once the old roofing is removed our specialists will check the strength of the decking and do the necessary repairs, if needed.
Step 3: Installing Drip Edges
Drip edges is a piece of non-corrosive metal placed on the edges of the roof. It is this metal piece protecting the decking from water getting underneath the roof. It is important that drip edges are installed to ensure roofing life.
Step 4: Installing Underlayment
Underlayment is a water-resistant material that is installed between the roofing & the wooden deck. This is always done irrespective of the type of roofing you install. This underlayment ensures that any seepage from the roof (water or ice) don’t damage the deck below the roof.
Step 5: Installing the New Roofing Material & Final inspection
This is the stage where the new roofing materials are installed on the prepared roof surface. The time taken to complete an inspection will vary depending on the area & the type of roofing material selected.
Step 6: Final inspection & cleaning
Our team of quality checkers will have a thorough inspection of the newly installed roof to ensure that there are no flaws in the installation. Once these quality inspectors certify the installation our cleaning team will remove any leftover debris from the installation.