26 September 2006
Require submittals (shop drawings) to verify quality in the details and in components.
Assure that the roof specification requires complete shop drawings.
Roof Manufacturer Inspection.
Consider requiring roof manufacturer's representative to inspect the roof at least three
times (beginning, middle, and end) during installation.
Warranties should be utilized for fully conditioned human occupied spaces. Refer to
Attendance at the pre-installation meeting is required for all key players. The
government representative, general contractor, roof contractor, and roof manufacturer'
technical staff should be present at this meeting.
Minimum Installer Qualifications.
Require sufficient qualifications from the installer to achieve good workmanship. Five
years of experience and five jobs of similar complexity, size, and cost are the minimum
The field inspector should verify that roof is installed according to shop drawing details.
The inspector should look for complex situations not previously identified and discuss
with QC personnel and the on-site roof installer foreman. He should also spot check
critical areas for quality watertight construction.
If leaks exist before close-out, do not accept the roof per the contract or pay the General
Contractor in full. Test and remove defective material/installation to locate problem and
repair. Consult a RCI inspector if local expertise is not adequate.
CLOSE OUT OF CONTRACT.
Warranties are the legal means of users to get a new roof repaired. The facility
manager should have a copy of the warranty and be familiar with all requirements an
owner is required to do to keep the warranty in force.