PRSI’s data base
surveys are comprehensive reports that discuss
the existing roofing system components, current
problems and recommendations. Data base organization
is essential to recommend
the correct procedures and materials to either
repair, restore or replace a roof area. The various
parameters that effect the performance of a roofing
system must be taken into consideration before
the design can take place.
The following is a list of items that are
included in the Data Base phase of a project.
Initiate a thorough review of each
roof area. This includes a study of both interior
and exterior parameters that may effect the performance
of the roof. Examples are heat, humidity, and chemical
Review drainage problems. Make recommendations
on how to relieve any heavily ponded areas.
Review previous patching procedures. Note location
of any type of materials used.
Provide photographic verification of problem
Extract core samples to verify construction.
A minimum of three cores are taken on each roof area.
This includes the field of the roof, perimeter flashing
and projection. Analyze random samples for asbestos
Provide detail drawings of each roof area. All
drawings are to scale and list perimeter details,
location and type of each penetration, and existing
Establish a computer enhanced data base that
lists all pertinent information of each roof.
Design a plan of action. This includes recommendations
on what should be done with each particular roof.
Prioritize various sections of roof based on
condition of all roof materials, interior sensitivity
and structural conditions. This priority is based
on discussion with personnel of the client and Professional
Roof Services, Inc.
Establish a financial plan to upgrade roofs based
on long and short term goals. Multi-year plans are
available for building owners that have multiple
buildings and/or roofs.