Our experience and philosophy with regard to evaluations and inspections is coupled with our knowledge of good design practices. Professional Roof Consultants, Inc. has extensive experience with system design for roof replacement projects. One of the primary founding principles of PRC is to provide quality solutions to roof and exterior flashing-related problems. PRC ensures that each project is designed to provide for long-term, low-maintenance performance. A design that incorporates long-term solutions will significantly reduce future spending on maintenance, repairs, and water damage that are often a direct result of improper or deficient exterior detailing. Implementing this philosophy provides a significant financial savings over the life cycle of the system that is installed.
Roof replacement design requires skilled and informed decision-making. Determination of design criteria is one of the keys to identifying potential roof system options. PRC employs consistent evaluation techniques to determine design criteria and to process overall system selection. Key items that are considered when determining replacement systems include:
- Results of the forensic evaluation.
- Historical performance of the existing system.
- Environmental conditions.
- Performance enhancement options.
- Building construction.
- Building function.
- The future of the building.
- Typical maintenance activities and protocol
- Building code upgrades (insulation, seismic, drainage, etc.).
- Life cycle cost analysis.
- Budget allocations.
Cost control is integral to the design process. Each project starts with a budget based on the information established at the onset. The budget is refined and checked at each milestone, and a final detailed cost estimate is prepared to confirm the budget.