Roof Safety in Inclement Weather
Make sure your roof is always as safe as possible, especially during the summer storm season. We’re breaking down roofing safety measures to take before, during and after inclement weather.
Before the Storm Hits
Be able to verify your roof's pre-storm condition to help your adjuster. Having a roof condition report prior to any storm damage can help you navigate the insurance process. This report will be accessible to you 24/7 on MyCentiMark.com. The report will help your adjuster process your insurance claim in an expeditious manner.
Scheduling an inspection of your roof can also help you fully understand the condition of your roof and make any essential repairs before the storm hits. In addition to any needed repairs, it is important that all rooftop items are inspected and documented. A sampling of these items include:
- Edge Details - Is your metal edge secured properly? We will review your metal edge to determine whether fasteners or caulking are needed to prevent damage from wind uplift.
- Roof System - Do you know how your roof is attached? Examining the condition of the roof attachment method be it mechanically attached, ballasted, mopped in place, fully adhered, etc is critical.
- Skylights - Are they properly secured and protected? We will make sure your skylights are made of material that can withstand high winds and hail.
- Drainage - We will make sure all your drains, gutters and downspouts are free and clear from all debris.
- Rooftop Projections - Are they all properly secured? If your facility is in an area particularly susceptible to high winds or hail, ensure that hurricane straps and other protective measures are in place.
- Potential Projectiles - Do you have any potential projectiles on your roof suchs as sleepers, nail blocks or unsecured walk pads? It is vital to make sure that these are all properly secured to avoid unnecessary damage and potential hazards to your customers and employees.
After the inspection, we will provide you with a written report, photos and suggested storm season repair recommendations. We will work with you to develop the best plan of action for your roof prior to any storm and assist you with any emergency repairs should a storm hit.
During Harsh Weather
If you’re completing a roofing project during a summer storm, make sure the roofing crew performs nightly tie-ins to keep your building watertight. Additionally, make sure you have our emergency service number on hand should any leaks or damage occur during the storm. Emergency service number - 855-483-1975
After You’ve Weathered the Storm
Call us to schedule a post-storm inspection to assess the condition of your roof and see if any repairs or maintenance are needed to get your roof back to being watertight. We will be out to assess any damage and provide a thorough inspection on the condition of your roof post-storm. This will not only help you with repair or replacement decisions based on damage to your roof, but it will help you with your insurance company. Plus, don’t forget that we can work with your insurance company on any claims as well.