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The Commercial Building Inspector is committed to providing the best possible service at a price that is un-matched by the competition. We have been providing Professional Commercial and Industrial Building inspection services to the Southern Ontario area for the past six years. With over 4,000 commercial and residential inspections we are the Premier Building Inspection Company in Southern Ontario. Our commitment to our customers and their investment ensures your complete satisfaction. Our companies investment in the latest technology ensures our leadership in the commercial and residential inspection field. Our company now offers FREE Thermal Imaging as part of our inspection package, which includes electical and insulation scans.
Note: items may vary as per building use and design:
The Commercial and Industrial Building inspector will inspect the following items:
A. the roof covering;
B. for presence of exposed membrane, bubbling or blistering of surface material;
D. for evidence of significant ponding;
E. the gutters;
F. the downspouts;
G. the vents, flashings, skylights, chimney and other roof penetrations;
H. the general structure of the roof from the readily accessible panels, doors or stairs; and
I. Some of the common items that require maintenance and determined during roof inspections are:
I. Deteriorated Decking: The decking must be removed where the decking is water soaked or deteriorated.
J. Metal Drip Edge: A metal drip edge is required at the eaves of all roofs.
K. Fastener Heads: Fasteners shall be flush with the roofing material’s surface, NOT over driven, under driven, or crooked for all roofing materials.
L. Fasteners: Corrosion Resistant Fasteners are required with the installation of all roofing materials and accessories including battens.
M. Flashing: All rusted, damaged, or deteriorated roof flashing, vent flashing, metal edging, drain outlets, collars, and metal counter flashing must be replaced.
N. Exterior Cladding: Siding, Stucco, Brick or Stone veneer and any other type of cladding must be kept up off the roof surface a minimum of 1 1/2" for Steep-Sloped Roofing and 6" for Flat Roofing at all rake walls, head walls, parapet walls and chimneys. Cladding of any type can not be setting down on the surface of the roofing material. Check with the manufacturer of the cladding because some such as James Hardie www.jameshardie.com require their fiber cement siding to be a minimum of 2" above the surface of the roof in areas with elevations above 4000 feet.
O. Vertical Blocking and "Z" Bar flashing: A Vertical Blocking piece of lumber and "Z" Bar Flashing equal to the thickness of the cladding is to be used at all rake walls, head walls, parapet walls, and chimneys for the termination edge of all exterior cladding. The roof flashing shall be placed on the outside of the vertical blocking material and under the "Z" bar flashing. This Roofing Guideline is most needed if the cladding is made of stone or brick veneer even stucco or other materials where the roof flashing cannot be easily removed in the future without damaging the cladding. This Roofing Guideline also applies to lap siding or any other type of exterior cladding.
P. Roof Ventilation: Proper ventilation per IBC and IRC is required for all roof installations for both new roof construction and when replacing an existing roof covering. Check structure for Cathedral Ceilings. Check for a minimum of 1" gap for air flow between the top of the insulation and the underside of the roof decking. Soffit or Eave Vents may need to be added in addition to Ridge Vents.
Q. Material Defects: Noting any visible material defects, whether from manufacture or from improper installation.
We are also affiliated with a Professional Roofing Company who has complete Liability Insurance coverage, WSIB Certification, and is a fully Bonded Company. They are experienced in high-rise, multi-level, flat roofs and is school board experienced. They are available for repair estimates or complete roof replacement.
We like to work with our clients to install the appropriate roofing system for their specific facility. Our attention to detail and your personal particulars with any problem areas, as well as the finishing touches to your project is a reputation we are proud of. Whether you need a repair to your existing roof or require a complete replacement, our company will provide you an estimate with a scope of work accompanied with a detailed quote.
We provide high-quality workmanship backed by our firm's warranty to work completed. We use only top materials from respected product lines such as Henry, Bakor, IKO, Soprema, Carlisle and John Manvilleassuring you the best possible result for you residential or commercial property. Our company has worked alongside the many established Construction Design companies in the area. We are highly knowledgeable and provide a high level of professionalism and integrity with all contracts.
Our firm provides our personal Warranty to all projects and a 5-year Material and Labour Warranty on all new roof and roof replacement projects. We also offer the Manufacturer’s Material Warranty, varying from 10 to 25 years depending on the system installed, by all our respected product lines.
Thermal Imaging allows us to see defects such as missing insulation, hidden wet areas and hot spots that the average building inspection can miss. Thermal Imaging cameras used to be too expensive an item for the commercial and residential inspection industry but recent technology and price drops has allowed our company to invest in this latest technology for the benefit of our clients. Providing Thermal Imaging as part of our Residential and Commercial Inspection service provides our clients with services not available from our competitors. Whether inspecting a home or commercial business our training and expertise makes the Commercial Building Inspector your logical choice to protect your investment.
WETT inspection fee is $50.00 per appliance or fireplace . Most insurance companies now require a WETT inspection prior to issuing policy. A WETT inspection involves checking the appliance for certification by a registered agency such as ULC or Warnock Hersey and ensuring all clearance requirements are met. If unit is not certified requirements are more stringent. Chimneys also have to be inspected which requires that they be visible. One common problem often found in older buildings is the fireplace hearth usually projects only 12 inches. Today's requirement is 16 inches of non-combustible projection from the front of fireplace. We providel WETT inspection services to Southern Ontario and Simcoe County.
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