Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements, such as rain, snow, wind, ice and hail, yet it is often taken for granted until it falls into disrepair. In fact, it’s one of the most important components of your property.
Here in the Northeast, we really see our share of the elements! We’ve got heavy winds, hailstorms, tornadoes, snow, blizzards, ice dams, and even hurricanes to contend with. That’s a lot of Mother Nature battering down on your roof!
When Do You Need a Roof Inspection?
According to the experts, a properly ventilated roof can usually last about 20 years. But, when we factor in heavy rain, snow, ice, wind, storms, hail and hurricanes, your roof will most likely be compromised. It’s important to get routine roof inspections to ensure your property is protected.
Why Do You Need a Roof Inspection?
Roof inspections detect damage caused by heavy winds, extreme rainfall and snowfall, destructive hail and ice, and hurricanes. Not only does it provide detailed data on the integrity of your roof, it also provides estimates on the length of time you can expect it to last and an estimate on when it will need to be replaced.
- Before Storm Season: Living in the Northeast means we see a lot of storms! It’s important to get routine inspections and be proactive, so you can rest assured that you’re prepared when that next storm comes.
- Purchasing A Property/ Real Estate Investment: Most lenders require that an inspection be completed when you’re purchasing a property, and you should do this even if they don’t mention it. Find out when the roof was last replaced and request documentation. You should also inquire about type of roofing issue and any interior damage that may have taken place along with it such as storm damage, water and wind damage, leaks, rotting walls or floorboards, etc.
- After A Storm: It’s imperative to get your property inspected after a heavy rain, snow, hail storm, hurricane, or tornado and ensure there is no undetected damage. Damage from a major storm is extremely devastating. If left unrepaired, this damage can lead to premature loss, aging, structural damage, and further leaks in the future. It’s important to get a certified inspection after any major storm. You can save you tens of thousands of dollars in the future as a homeowner, and hundreds of thousands of dollars if you own commercial real estate.
Our Roofing Experts at Venture Construction Group (VCG) help you select the right option for your unique project to protect your property throughout the repair process. We provide emergency roofing, dry-ins, tarping, shrink wrap, and even provide longer term “temporary” roofs with elastomeric coating. Some of our clients who have storm damage may need to wait for an insurance claim specialist, property inspector and/or a public adjuster to get their repair process approved. On average, residential projects can take anywhere from 3-6 months, and large-scale commercial projects can take up to 2 years. For you, the property owner, it can be quite stressful! Unfortunately, as a licensed general contractor, we do our best but don’t always have control to speed it up. We do our best to ensure you have a durable, temporary roof to prevent future damage and protect your property from the elements. A small leak in rainy season can propel quickly into a large water loss claim causing weakened roofing structures and exteriors, premature aging, further deterioration that will be even more susceptible in the future. It’s a downward spiral.
“As a construction company based in the Northeast, we’ve worked numerous storms, tornadoes and hurricanes over the last 25 years. We are committed to educating property owners every step of the way to help them protect one of their biggest investments… their properties. We mitigate any potential of additional leaks so our clients can avoid further structural damage and deterioration.” – Stephen Shanton, CEO & President, Venture Construction Group
Leading the Way In Technology
We are proud to utilize state-of-the-art technology to ensure that we provide the most advanced level of service to our valued customers. We integrate 4K/HD/3D Drone Mapping in all of our property inspections. Video and aerial drone photography and provides highly relevant and detailed information. VCG was a first adopter of this technology back in 2015 when it hit the market. The documentation provided is highly useful as it provides footage of the condition of your roof and structural elements. We monitor our jobsites with Matterport 3D cameras that record a full-scale 360-degree three-dimensional view. We also use EarthCam webcam services and 4G LTE TrueLook cameras that provide high definition security and project time-lapsing video on each and every project in progress. With these products, we can document our construction projects with high-resolution megapixel cameras and monitor jobsite activity in real time. In the event another storm takes place throughout your construction project, we will have it documented.
As a licensed general contractor, VCG provides free property inspections, quality craftsmanship, and the most advanced technology in the industry to assess the condition of your property. You can take our word for it. With over 20 years of experience and the industry’s top accreditations, we’re a leader in commercial and residential construction, remodels, and renovations, property management services, storm damage repairs, consulting, independent 3rd party property damage assessments, and 24/7 emergency services.