They Chose the Lowest Bidder

And Paid Way More

When there’s water sitting under the roof membrane and the roof deck is getting soaked there’s a problem. This happened to one of our customers.
water was found under the roof membrane

They had repairs done to to several of the stacks at the base and they weren’t properly sealed.  They called us to investigate a leak and we found water pooling underneath the roof membrane in 20 places.

Vent installations had been done incorrectly by a low-bid roofer

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We vacuumed the water and repaired the defected vents that were causing the water ingress.

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In this situation we were able to save the roof by installing breather vents. These vents are pulling moisture up out of the roof, drying it out, so the entire roof doesn’t have to be replaced.

As a property manager, these choices can seem out of your control when a board insists on choosing the lowest bidder.

However, it is worth noting they still had to pay for those breather vents. It’s not as expensive as having to get a roof replacement but if you add that to the original bill they paid the low-bidding roofer who incorrectly installed their roof vents, you’ll see the lowest bid is not the lowest cost.

Please share this story with your boards and encourage them to consider quality of workmanship when they select a company to maintain and repair their roof.

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Before-and-After Photos

We provide project summaries with before-and-after photos because most Building and Property managers rarely ever go on the roof.  It’s unlikely that the board or owner you report to ever goes on the roof.  By providing these reports to our clients they can see for themselves what was done and show it to involved stakeholders.  This is a big help when you have to defend an expenditure or adjust a budget..april 28, 2017 14314 pm pdt-resized-500 roof vent cap instaled

Visual Thinkers

Sometimes tenants or boards will avoid the roof because it’s out-of-sight and unless there’s a visible leak they would rather not think about it.  It’s human nature and some people really are visual thinkers who just really need to see a photo to understand.

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Rusted Vents

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Rusted Chimneys

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Rusted Roof Hatch

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Cleaning Debris from a Drain

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Installed a Missing Downpipe

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Soffit Reattached to Dormer

The list of examples is endless and these are just a few. You can see how easy it is to show your clients what was done on the roof and how it saved them from expensive problems in the future.

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