What RAM Can Do

Project Administration & Assurance Auditing

Regardless of how extensive the survey or how applicable the specifications and drawings, the success of the project is largely dependent on the execution by the contractor.

Because of the importance of this execution, Roof Asset Management, Inc. encourages our clients to utilize our full or part time on-site quality assurance inspection and other project/contract monitoring services, which include the the following:

Reviewing bids and recommendations for award

Conducting the pre-roofng conference

Reviewing and evaluating change orders

Reviewing and approving contractor invoices

Observing and evaluating in-progress work

Conducting final inspections and preparing punch lists

Review of existing as built drawings and relevant building information

Field verification and documentation of existing roof conditions and geometry, including elevations and slopes

Visual inspection of existing deck, membrane system including flashings and all other connected or related building systems or materials

Infrared scan of subject roof area (non-destructive)

Recommendations for repairs, maintenance, or re-roofing, including estimate(s) if required

Visual Surveys

Roof Asset Management, Inc. provides some of the most extensive survey and inspection services in the industry. Because of RAM’s full-time involvement in the roofing and waterproofing industry, we are able to keep current with the many advancements and new products being introduced by product manufacturers.

RAM utilizes CAS (computer aided specifications) in conjunction with CAD providing specifications tailored to a specific project’s needs.

Roof Asset Management’s multi-dimensional approach to building/roof surveying may consist of the following elements depending on the scope and purpose of the project:

Infrared Survey & Analysis

Periodic roof system inspections can be the most effective method of ensuring that roof systems provide the service life they are designed to provide as well as reducing roof leaks and internal disruption. The cost of infrared analysis combined with preventative maintenance compared with the cost per square foot to replace a roof or a portion of a roof proves inspection and preventative maintenance to be a wise investment.

Inframetrics and infrared thermal imaging scan of your property

Visualization of thermal anomalies indicating potential moisture

Plan of action to sample the roof's core to verify infrared readings

Recommendations for repair and/or replacement as needed

Evaluation and decision making relating to the current status of the roof(s)

Design of a maintenance plan for roof(s) – whether proactive, major, or emergency in nature

Design of the new roof and oversight of the project should evidence support the need

Establishment of an online building/roof asset management database

Custom Maintenance Programs

Roof Asset Management, Inc. can design a custom maintenance to fit the needs of your building or syndicate of buildings. Often, the life of a roof can be lengthened with proper maintenance and and regular evaluation of the condition of the roof.

For those roofs that cannot be appropriately maintained, a new roof may be the best option for the future of your asset.

Roof Asset Management’s multi-dimensional approach to custom maintenance may consist of the following elements:

Roof Specification & Design

Because of Roof Asset Management’s full time involvement in the roofing and waterproofing industry, we are able to keep current with the many advancements and new products being introduced by product manufacturers.

We maintain an ongoing program of evaluating and analyzing new products and procedures in order to determine their usefulness to our clients needs. This knowledge of the industry enables us to provide the most applicable specifications for our clients.

In addition to providing specifications, our experienced roofing and waterproofing designers design the most appropriate and effective details for our client’s project taking into consideration environmental and weather related impacts such as wind loads and uplift forces in some geographies.

The design of the roof should consider the appropriate roof type based on the building's function, aesthetics, and environmental conditions.

Materials can include shingles, tiles, metal, or built-up roofing systems, and the selection should be based on factors such as durability, cost, aesthetics, and environmental impact.

Insulation specification design should include the recommended type, thickness, and R-value of the insulation required for the building.

Specification design should consider the anticipated maintenance requirements of the roof and specify materials and design details that are easy to maintain and repair.

Compliance with all local building codes, zoning ordinances, and other regulations related to the construction or renovation of the roof system.