Roof condition audits and analysis
Roof condition assessments and audits involve the review of a buildings roofing components . A proper and professional audit that records and documents the roof condition is important information for the building owner or homeowner, as it enables them to plan for roof rehabilitation or replacement. This service is a fundamental step for determining and meeting an owners re-roofing needs.
All reports are technical in nature in that they are based on visual observation and physical analysis. This report is accompanied by photograph and small scale drawings which overviews and records all deficiencies, equipment placement and protrusions.
The type of report can vary depending on a clients needs. A specific problem may be called on for review or a full “case study” evaluation may be required so as to provide the owner with budget figures and life cycle costing scenarios. Trimstyle is able to customize its reports and audits to suit a clients requirements.
Waterproofing condition audits and analysis
Waterproofing audits and condition reports are more intricate than roofing audits in that they often require overburden removal and neighboring site investigation. For this reason seasonality plays a role in these evaluations, and time to audit and evaluate may involve a longer time frame.
All waterproofing audits are technical in nature in that they are based on visual observation and physical analysis. This report is accompanied by photographs and small scale drawings which overviews all deficiencies.
The type of waterproofing report can vary depending on a clients needs. A specific problem may be called on for review or a full “case study” evaluation may be required so as to provide the owner with budget figures and lifecycles costing scenarios. Trimstyle is able to customize all waterproofing reports and audits to suit a clients requirements.
Specifications writing is work that should be performed so that a comprehensive definition of the work to be performed can be established.
Specifications provide the owner a framework to demonstrate and establish a construction contract as well as establish the general conditions that the project will require. Laws, regulations, time for completions, insurance and schedule of payment are areas of great importance to the owner. Verbal agreements or those written without consideration for the above, may subjugate the owner to unnecessary risk and ligation. Trimstyle is able to provide a full and all encompassing specifications, that will clearly define all obligations and type of work to be performed.
As we encourage all building owners to write and establish a framework of products and details by means of a specification, this construction process is not without management duties.
Proper management of construction contracts where topics of discussions involve bid preparation, selection of bidding contractors, proprietary membrane manufacturer guarantees and change order requirements, require the selection of an experienced contract administrator. Trimstyle is able to customize all management requirements for the building owner.
Monitoring and inspections
As the overall construction process requires the assembly of building products, the inspection and monitoring of this exercise is a key and fundamental requirement; proper specifications and diligent project management alone cannot ensure that professional construction has taken place.
To ensure that our clients are provided with proper due diligence, Trimstyle provides technical inspections on a variety of projects, both as an all encompassing service or as a stand alone commitment.
For a variety of reasons, the residential home owner does not often require extended formal audits that a larger property manager would insist upon.
Most of the assemblies of this occupancy are sloped shingle roofs, small in area, not technically complicated in nature and not often prone or subject to contract litigation. For these and other reasons, trimstyle can support the residential owner with simplified field inspections and/or specifications.
Our field reviews are often conducted during a re-roofing program and entail the use of a “punch list” deficiency check list form that can be requested during construction of after completion. Trimstyle is able to customize all it’s services to suit a residential clients needs.
One of the most vulnerable component of any building is the roofing system. No other part of the structure experiences quite the same extremes of weather as the roof does.
All too often however, roof maintenance is undertaken only after leaks occur. At this stage however, additional collateral damage may have already occurred. As such, the key to proper roof maintenance is the identification of problems before they occur.
Our aim at Trimstyle is to aid the owner in establishing a maintenance program that involves controlling the behavior of components before they control them. This requires the proper knowledge of roof materials, their characteristics and the actions of the entire roof assembly.
The preventative maintenance program usually includes:
- Bi-Annual inspections
- Initiating repairs
- Establishing a yearly status report
When performed properly, a comprehensive and cost effective preventative maintenance program can be an attractive alternative to premature roof failure.
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