Roof Surveys and The Importance to Your Business

Protect Your Assets with a Roof Survey

Over time a roof will naturally begin to deteriorate as the materials age and become weathered, suffering damage from storms and general wear and tear. Without regular checks on your roof, a leak or structural damage could go unseen for an extended period, leaving the damage to grow until it’s too late. This can easily result in damage to equipment due to leaks, such as computers as well as the loss of paper-based records and an extensive list of costs. In extreme cases, a poorly maintained roof can lead to a collapse of a portion or the whole roof.

By getting your roof surveyed, you could save yourself a world of trouble not having to replace costly equipment and repair building damage.

Saving Money in the Long-term

Roof Surveys normally come with their own cost; this however, is much cheaper than having to pay for repairs which otherwise could have been prevented. Regular roof surveys allow for potential issues to be detected sooner, which ultimately can make any repairs cheaper as any damage will be caught before the materials have had time to wear away more.

If a roof has not been maintained properly for an extended period of time, it could lead to the building requiring a full roof replacement or more extensive and expensive repairs being necessary. Considering this, the small cost associated with a roof survey is worth it considering that the alternative could be without regular maintenance.

Given the nice weather, now is the best time to get your roof surveyed so that any repairs can be done before the horrible weather drifts in. Far too many businesses leave it too late and act when issues arise rather than addressing the problem(s) straight away.

Integrity are here to help your business stay safe, secure and free from worry. We are also offering a FREE Roof Survey to anyone with or managing a commercial type property.

Find out more about our roofing services here.

Find out more about the services we provide by contacting us at or call 0121 289 3148.

The Importance of Maintaining your Roof

Roofs offer the first layer of protection for any commercial buildings; they protect the building from the natural elements such as rain, wind, snow, ice and hail. As a result of being exposed to these conditions, over time the roofs tend to deteriorate and decay meaning that they at risk of damage and have implications on the building itself. At Integrity, we believe that preventative is always better than reactive which is why in this article we go into detail of the implications of a poorly maintained roof.

The first step of maintaining your roof is by having a full roof inspection. This is a good basis to start from as an in-depth report will allow you to create a plan in which you can work from. A good quality report should include photos and pictures of areas of concern such as any tears in the roof cover or any flashing that needs replacing or any gutter blockages.

Once you have an in depth report and a plan in place you can then begin with stopping the leaks. Attending to the rips and tears in the roof that are allowing ingress into the building are key as well as repairing the guttering. Roof leaks are often hard to trace and to fix therefore it is key to use a good quality roofing solution to solve.

Not only can leaks trace through rips and crevasses but also through brickwork where there is no or poor flashing. Metal or lead flashing are the most common types as it collects water and stops it from seeping through into the building and instead directs the water away from the roof and down the gutters and away.

Integrity partake in various roofing works from patch repairs to replacement of flashing. We offer cost-effective solutions to your roofing problems and should you wish to enquire into our services please call our office on 0121 289 3148.