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Every roof has a life cycle.
Our team of Boise commercial roofing experts will do a comprehensive survey of your roof, including an existing conditions photo report and core samples to determine the layers that are on the roof and determine if the roof is holding unwanted moisture. We also provide a value-engineered repair or replacement solution that fits your budget, energy concerns, sustainability strategy, and business priorities.
Proactive Roof Maintenance
Proactive roof maintenance planning is an easy way to prevent a lot of headaches, stress and unnecessary roof repairs. Start your roof maintenance plan by taking these three easy steps:
Be Aware of Your Roof’s Condition
Why ignore your roof until it starts leaking? Extend its lifespan and avoid costly roof repairs by taking a proactive approach to roof maintenance. Having an experienced roofer perform periodic in-depth checkups is a step in the right direction. You should also keep an eye on the overall condition of the roof, noting any concerning issues that are likely to lead to leaks. Make regular visual scans from the ground to spot issues when they first occur. Use binoculars if needed, and look for curled or broken asphalt or wood shingles, damaged or misaligned slate tiles, leaky or sagging gutters, areas that look darker than the rest of the roof, or deteriorated flashing.
When your roof fails, the need for roof repair can become urgent!
Eventually every roof will fail and need to be replaced or repaired in some form. The roof endures all kinds of elements season after season, year after year, and the materials eventually wear down and roof repair is needed. The typical lifespan of a roof is anywhere between 12 and 50 years depending on the roofing materials used.
So you have a roof leak and need roof repair. You need a good roofer.
Who do you call?
Most people do not have a list of contractors ready to review when disaster happens at home. For those who have been in their homes for years, catchy commercials may trigger a name, or service to call when in need of a roofer or other contractor. Maybe you have had a name branded into your brain from yard signs, service trucks, and a roofer’s name comes to mind when one is needed. Most of us find a roofing contractor by taking our search to the internet, or looking in a phone-book. Once you have a list of roofers to call, how do you identify the best local roofer for you?
A good idea when starting any project, is to do a little bit of homework on each company.
Start with a file for each one. In these files, have a simple checklist to fill out and a few key questions for each roofer. Check out our sample checklist below. Remember, you may need to adjust your list to be more specific to your project. Writing each contractor’s answers down will help you when deciding later. You’ll be able to compare the answers, and have a clear understanding of each company’s responses.
Five ways to identify a good roofer.
Have your form ready to fill out. On this form grade the roofer from 1-10, 10 being the best.
How did the first call go? Was the first impression good or bad? Was the call pleasant and professional? Were you notified of the estimators name and arrival time? Did you find that all of the companies you called set clear expectations and gathered enough initial information? At Point Roofing, we ask as many qualifying questions as possible. We do this to match you with the right estimator so we prepare your estimate in a timely manner.
On the day of the appointment was your estimator on time? If late, were you notified within a timely manner? At Point, we realize everyone has obligations and time constraints. We feel it is incredibly important to be respectful of your commitments and time.
Is the estimator prepared? Does he/she have brochures, and examples of jobs like yours? Does he have the correct equipment to look at the roof and provide you an accurate estimate? Did the roofing contractor have a professional appearance and tone? Were all of your questions and concerns addressed with confidence and in a timely manner?
Can the roofing contractor provide you with the credentials to do business such as licenses and proof of insurance certificates? Do not work with an uninsured contractor. Make sure that you protect one of your biggest investments.
Does the estimator ask for the job? Is he prepared to complete a contract and get you scheduled start the roof? Don’t be offended by this, it is their job to get business for their company and a well prepared and professional roofer will ask for the business.
Below is an example checklist
These are some good questions to ask to ensure that your project is being handled by an experienced, quality roofing contractor.
• Are you licensed and insured?
• Can you provide me with those certificates on initial appointment or email those to me?
• Are you able to provide 3-5 references upon request?
• How long have you been in business?
• What type/length of workmanship warranty do you offer?
• What type of warranty does the product you recommend offer?
• Do you recommend any particular upgrades based on the fact that we have harsh winters/summers/high winds/hail?
• Do you pull all of the appropriate permits?
• Will the roof be installed to manufacturers specifications?
• Do you use nails or staples to install the material?
• What type of underlayment do you use and why?
• Did you notice any areas that would need code upgrade?
• Does my house have proper ventilation? If not what do you recommend to resolve this and how will it benefit me?
• Are there any areas of concern on my roof that you think may incur additional costs?
Taking these tips into consideration along with any other questions you may have will ensure a quality job is completed.
Remember, Roof with the Best, or leak with the rest!
For expert residential and commercial roof maintenance and repairs in the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas, contact us today. Point Roofing and Restoration is an Idaho roofer rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and serve Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Garden City, Star, Middleton, Homedale, Marsing, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas.
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When heavy snowfall pushes weight limits on the roof to dangerous levels, it is imperative that the snow be removed to prevent a roof collapse.
A roof collapse causes significant building damage, endangers people’s lives, risks damaging or destroying building contents, halts or reduces productivity, and usually leads to huge financial losses. Even winter’s routine freeze/thaw cycle can contribute to roof defects that can cause your roof to leak and damage your property. Snow removal can make all the difference!
We understand the importance of removing heavy snows before they damage your roof’s structural integrity. Our crews are experienced in removing snow in accordance with OSHA safety regulations. When you enroll your facility in one of our snow removal programs, you can count on us to be there to remove damaging snow before it affects your roof. We’re offering two types of snow removal services: Pre-Storm Program and Emergency Response Service.
Snow Load Issues
One foot of light snow is approximately the same weight as one inch of water, which weighs five pounds per square foot. Heavy, wet, or packed snow can weigh substantially more, adding 10–20 pounds per cubic foot of weight to the roof’s surface. Snow that thaws and refreezes can weigh as much as 40–60 pounds per cubic foot. In northern climates where it’s not uncommon to receive three or more feet of snow at a time, the added weight quickly becomes a burden on the roof.
Signs of Snow Overload
Damage to the roof from heavy snow events is progressive. Snow accumulation that is not promptly removed can weaken the roof’s structure and surface, making it easier for subsequent snows to wreak havoc. In addition to making a visual assessment, check for other indicators that your roof has suffered from snow damage.
These signs include:
• Noticeable roof deformities
• New areas of ponding water after snow-melt
• Sagging or bent metal purlins
• Leaking, which could indicate membrane damage
• Audible “popping” noises emanating from the building’s structure
Your facility’s original blueprints might include a notation of safe snow loads, but it can be difficult to determine snow load limits on older facilities and on weakened roof structures.
Factors That Increase Snow Load Problems
Low-slope roofs are more susceptible to damage than steeper roofs because heavy snows cannot easily slide off. Windblown drifting can create huge snow drifts, resulting in substantial loads on certain parts of the roof. Multilevel roofs and rooftop lean-tos encourage drifting—putting low areas of a facility roof at greater risk for damage. Furthermore, snow and ice melt-off can freeze and block drainage systems. Even when snow or ice accumulation doesn’t exceed your roof’s weight capacity, drifting and wind can cause unanticipated roof failures or leaks. Roofs can (and do) cave in with no warning signs.
When the time comes to remove excess snow or ice from your roof, it must be removed by hand, in a checkerboard pattern, to avoid causing instability in the roof. Snow removal equipment designed for use on the ground, such as snow blowers, power brooms, and ordinary snow shovels, can cause damage to your roof, along with skylights and buried gas lines, and you should never use a pick or axe to chop ice. Sending a general maintenance crew to the roof can be risky, due to potentially icy and slippery surfaces. Most maintenance crews do not have the expertise, safety equipment, and snow removal tools necessary to complete the job safely, and can oftentimes do more harm to your roof than good.
Don’t put your people or property at risk. Let our trained and skilled experts remove the snow from your roof. We have the OSHA-approved full protection equipment to properly and safely remove the snow. We also understand your roofing system and know how to protect it during the removal process. We’ll make sure you get your roof cleared without voiding your warranty.
This proactive program is for the building manager or owner who likes to minimize his or her chances of disaster.
Let us know 48 hours before the storm, and we’ll be ready when it hits.
• Receive our top priority response.
• No holdups. One call and it’s done.
• Custom snow removal plans developed for each facility and snow event.
Emergency Response Service
It’s said that the true measure of someone’s character is how he or she reacts in a crisis. So whether your emergency is man-made or courtesy of Mother Nature, you can rely on Point Roofing and Restoration.
Emergency Disaster Response teams nationwide are placed on standby notice.
We’re ready to dispatch and mobilize skilled manpower, specialized equipment, and materials needed to get customers back in business quickly.
We provide all necessary documentation for filing insurance claims.
How Roof Snow Removal Works
All snow removal is to be completed on a time and materials basis. We reserve the right to assess each property on a location to location basis and in some cases, we may refuse to attempt the snow removal, should structural damage be evident, or if safety concerns cannot be rectified prior to the start of work.
Snow removal is a crucial part of commercial roofing maintenance. The professionals at Point Roofing and Restoration can help.
Before scheduling can take place, the owner or owner’s representative is required to deem the building safe.
The owner is to provide Point Roofing with a Not To Exceed (NTE) amount along with a work order or purchase order number before any work can proceed.
Point Roofing will remove the snow from the roof according to the owner or owner’s representative’s specifications. All roof snow removal is to be coordinated with the owner’s ground clearing contractors for handling and removal of the snow from the site, at the owner’s expense.
Point Roofing will take every precaution not to damage the roof during the snow removal. However, if subsequent damage does occur Point Roofing will repair the damage at an extra charge to the owner.
Point Roofing will send “after” pictures of the snow removal along with a sign-off sheet with the signature of the owner’s representative if available at the time of completion.
Winter is right around the corner. Do you have a snow removal plan for your property’s roof?
This last winter, many property owners had a hard time finding snow removal service because everyone was booked solid. Don’t get caught off guard this winter! Be prepared by getting on our list now!
Point Roofing and Restoration provides commercial and residential snow removal throughout the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas. Located in Boise, Idaho, we are ready to mobilize to any of our surrounding cities. No job is too big or too small.
No other Idaho roofing contractor is more prepared, or fully staffed for dealing with snow build up on roofs than Point Roofing and Restoration! We handle snow and ice dam removal for both, residential and commercial roofs.
Our rapid-response snow removal crews are strategically positioned and are on-call to assist you. Every Point crew is outfitted with the gear and equipment required to safely and efficiently remove heavy snow after winter snow storms.
Steam is the best option for removing stubborn ice dams while protecting your roof. You won’t find our crews using any harsh chemicals on your property! We always take care of your property as if it is our own.
Whether your property is residential, commercial, or multi-unit, Point Roofing is a Boise Roofer rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, and we are ready to help you weather the winter storms! Let us provide you with peace-of-mind this winter!
Join our list for snow removal and ice dam removal today!
Fill out the form below to get signed up on our Winter Snow Removal List.
After you fill out the form, we will be review your property, and send you your estimate and deposit amount. You will receive this info within 2 business days.
Please Note: Spaces are only held once the deposit is paid-in-full.
Mechiella “M.J.” La Pointe has lived in Idaho her entire life except for 2 years she spent in Oregon. Her favorite thing about Idaho is it’s incredible beauty, and how everyone you meet is so nice. M.J. loves exploring the country and traveling by R.V. As much as she loves traveling, she says, “It is always awesome to come home!”