Since 1984, McNeil Engineering has been a full-service roofing consulting firm. We’ve assisted businesses, state and local government entities, and even commercial builders with our roofing consulting insights, and we can do the same for you.
If you’re concerned about the integrity of your commercial roof or are preparing to start on a new project, our roofing consulting experts will be happy to assist you throughout the process. Here’s a closer look at some of our services:
Roofing Consulting: new roof system designs and construction oversights
Roofs might not get as much coverage as foundations or high-tech building materials, but they are still a critical component of any structure. Not only do they protect your employees and assets from inclement weather, they also impact your operation’s energy efficiency and assist in drainage and water redirection. Because of these important functions, it’s absolutely critical that you work with a team that knows what they are doing. A poorly designed roof can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs and hours or even days of lost productivity.
Our roofing consulting team regularly assists property managers and architects by designing efficient, cost-effective roofs that are both incredibly durable and aesthetically pleasing. By choosing to work with our roofing experts prior to you starting work on your next project, you can save time, energy and money.
Existing roof condition analysis
Like all other things exposed to the elements, commercial roofs wear down over time. The sun’s UV rays, rain, snow and even things like dust particles and pollution impact the integrity of your roof and slowly but surely create holes, cracks and in some cases, even cave-ins. A 2015 report by USNews.com found that most roofs can last between 20 and 50 years, but factors like the materials used and the location of your business can decrease that length of time significantly.
We recommend that you inspect your commercial roof at least once every other month. Set aside an hour or two and thoroughly go over every aspect of the roof. Start with the exterior and inspect all of the gutters. Are there materials preventing water runoff? Clear out any leaves, dirt and debris. Next, work your way from one end to the other looking for chipped or damaged shingles, while you’re doing this, keep your eyes peeled for puddles of water, or areas where the roof appears to be sagging. Simple clues like this can alert you to potential problems.
Unfortunately, not all roofing issues can be spotted with the naked eye. In some cases, the damage may be internal, which is where our roofing consulting team comes in. Using laser scanning equipment, we can get a comprehensive picture of your facility’s roof. With that data, we can assist you in making repairs and reinforce any areas that may be weak or damaged.
Recommendation and instruction for roof systems maintenance
Have you recently been promoted to facility manager? Are you struggling to master the learning curve associated with commercial building maintenance? Don’t worry — there’s no need to stress. We regularly assist professionals just like you by providing recommendations and instructions for proper roof maintenance.
Instead of running to the library and spending the next few weeks or months doing research, just give our roofing consulting team a call. We’ll be able to provide you tips, tricks and insights that will keep your commercial safe and in great shape for years to come.
McNeil Engineering is here to help you
Whether you require an existing building roof evaluation, are preparing to break ground on a new structure, or are looking to invest in a humidity and condensation analysis, our roofing consultant team is here to assist. Visit our website to learn more or give us a call at (888) 303 – 7700. Our roofing consulting team looks forward to serving you!