The importance of annual roof inspections.
Implementing annual roof inspections should be a priority for all building owners. Building insurance claims for damage caused by the failure of flat roofs are becoming an increasingly contentious area. Policy holders are finding themselves out of pocket as insurance firms are denying liability, citing clauses in policies that can be often overlooked.
With that said, check the small print. You may think your insurance covers you, but as a property owner you owe it to yourself to check it and avoid the costly consequences.
The UK’s leading insurance providers now make it a condition that flat roofs on properties must be inspected at least once a year by a roofing expert and remedial works carried out where necessary.
If you are unaware of this, we would strongly advise you to check your policy at the earliest opportunity.
If you find you have flat roofs that require an inspection we’re happy to help and will provide this service free of charge. Checks done now could prevent the costly consequences of neglecting a leaking roof!
We will thoroughly assess the condition of the roof and issue a comprehensive, photographic report, which will satisfy your insurance company and cover the following areas:
- The condition of the existing roof membrane.
- An assessment of joints, edge trims and flashings.
- The position of joints and cleanliness of outlets and gutters.
- Areas of ponded water.
- Areas that would benefit from maintenance.
The roof is a building’s first line of defence from natural hazards such as wind, rain, fire, hail, ice, snow, and extreme heat. It is also the most vulnerable part of your building. If you’re experiencing problems with your roof, a professional roofing inspection is the obvious first step toward fixing them. If you’d like to schedule a roofing inspection to diagnose specific problems or evaluate the overall condition of your roof, contact our ROOFING DIVISION at Patterson Protective Coatings Ltd where our team will be happy to help.
To book your FREE roof inspection today, call 028 9073 1333 or email our roofing expert David Hanna email@example.com