Roof Consulting Services

Replacement of a roofing system is costly and there are many questions to consider:

  • What membrane should I use?
  • Should the roof insulation be upgraded when reroofing?
  • Should the existing roofing system be removed first?
  • What is a fair price for the work?
  • How do I ensure my new roofing system is being installed properly?
  • Is there any abandoned rooftop equipment that should be removed or idle roof deck penetrations that need to be properly covered concurrent with the work?
  • Am I getting the right warranty?

The best way to ensure the roofing system that gets installed is done properly, and the cost of the work is fair, is to engage a specialist.

A roofing specialist from CDW Engineering would undertake the following:

  • Prepare a specification for the work, based on the building use, type and your budget requirements.
  • Bid the work out in a competitive bid process, to ensure you are receiving a fair price. If roofing contractors are asked to provide quotes on their own, there is no apple to apple comparison to be made.
  • Oversee the work. This includes periodic inspection during the reroofing, to ensure conformance with the design and contract documents.
  • Certify payments. This makes sure you do not advance too much money before the work is done and that there is the required 10% holdback.
  • Ensure the proper warranty documents are provided to the owner.

If you would like to discuss further how CDW can help, please contact Jason Edelstein, P.Eng, M.A.Sc., LEED AP from our office at 416-964-3246 or jason@cdwengineering.com .