Given how your roofing system is a long-term investment, you’ll want to make sure you have a record of its most vital information. This is where a roofing file can help – aside from recording the basics about the system, it also allows you to keep track of every work done to your roof. Here are some of the essentials your roofing file should include.
1. Standard Roof Information
This is typically added to during a comprehensive initial assessment of your roof. It covers the roof size, location, types of penetrations (such as chimneys, vent pipes and dormers) and equipment (like an HVAC system), along with many other observations during the inspection process.
2. Roofing Materials
This section contains information of the type of membrane, flashing, insulation, deck and other essential components your roof has. In the event that your roof needs a replacement, make sure to keep the labels and manufacturer maintenance manuals from the roofing products. You can even take this a bit further by keeping samples of the materials in the file for future reference.
3. Roof Plans
They are especially useful during inspections. But if you don’t have them yet, you can draw one using the information garnered during the initial roof inspection. Here’s a handy tip: make several copies of your roof plan, and use one of them during inspections, marking the result of every roof checkup with a differently colored pen or pencil. This allows the inspectors to examine the results of the previous inspections, giving them a clearer idea on which areas of the roof need more attention.
4. Warranty Information
Keep the original copy, but just in case, back it up digitally as well. The warranty determines who can perform repair work on your roof and includes information about maintenance requirements and factors that can void its coverage.
5. Inspection Results
This section covers the outcome of the inspection, pinpointing the areas that need repair and confirming whether the work satisfies the warranty terms.
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