From leaks to blocked gutters, a scheduled commercial roof inspection can save your business thousands in unplanned roofing repairs.

At Balmore Specialist Contracts, our commercial roofing team can provide both scheduled and one off site inspections for commercial roofing premises. From flat roofs to single-ply systems, our four decades in the roofing industry means that we can spot developing issues before they become big problems.

We can carry out a drone roof survey to spot and issue that may be unsighted thanks to thermal imaging cameras and our rope access team means that for much of the commercial roofing work we do, there is no need for expensive scaffolding.

But what exactly is involved in a commercial roofing inspection?

A commercial roofer such as ourselves will begin a roofing inspection from inside the building, looking for any obvious signs of water penetration that require specific investigations. While the location of brown water stains in a roof do not necessarily reveal the origin of a water leak, it is a good place to start.

When we conduct a visual inspection of a commercial roof, we will look for any of the following tell tales signs of trouble:

We will cover the entire roof where possible and safe to do so starting at the roofs perimeter and working towards the middle. This is the most efficient method of commercial roofing inspection as the perimiter edges of a roof are traditionally the ones with the higher chances of damage and weak points.

Is there anything else a commercial roofing survey will do?

Depending on what you want to achieve from your commercial roofing survey, we may also investigate the level of saturation and moisture within the roofing materials. Depending on your records of the roof, we may have to investigate further into how many layers there are on the roof, what material is the substrate composed of and how old is the roof itself.

Once we have concluded our roofing survey, we will create a detailed report to highlight any areas of concern on your commercial premises roof. This survey will highlight whether a specific location on the roof needs to be repaired, restored, replaced or simply well maintained.

While a roofing survey will normally take between 30 minutes and 1 hour, the benefits of a commercial roofing survey far out way this simple process. Roofing a commercial property and a residential property are not the same. They both have unique design, maintenance and material requirements. As one of the leading roofers in the Central Belt of Scotland, we have both a residential and commercial roofing division to ensure that you get the very best in quality and service in the work that we provide.

What does that mean?

It means we can offer our customers real cost savings and time savings when it comes to identifying potential issues with commercial roofs and, most importantly – fixing them.

While there are roofing firms that have been operating longer than us, few have invested in themselves as much as we have. We constantly reinvest in our team and our equipment so that we can offer our customers the best roofing service. From cleaning equipment to inspection and access equipment, our investments are done so that we can offer our customers more. By identifying leaks and roof damage early, we can save our customers on repair costs. By having the latest in equipment, we can perform a superior repair and cleaning job. And by having a full time specialised roofing team, when we work to a higher standard than our competitors.

Industrial Roofing Services

Since 1984, we have grown to become one of the UK’s leading industrial roofers, building maintenance and rope access/steeplejacks.

As a multi-service construction company in Glasgow, we have experience in commercial, industrial and private contracts and are approved contractors for the installation of Decothane & Hyperdesmo seamless roofing systems. Our Managing Director, Victor MacKay, has been in the industry for over 40 years, working on many prestigious and high profile roofing projects ranging from historic cathedral building restoration to modern power station chimneys that can reach up to 750ft high.

How we operate

Roofing leaks and damage to a businesses offices can produce mass disruption to day to day business dealings. Our industrial roofing team work diligently to ensure that businesses do not significantly suffer disruption due to roof leaks and damage.

While no roof, commercial or domestic, is safe from the weather that Scotland and Mother Nature can conjure up, our industrial roofing team are some of the best in the business and in close to four decades, we have seen it all and worked in it all. And in an industry like this, experience truly matters.

Long term partnerships

We aim to build long term relationships with our customers and know that by constantly doing a quality job, it will lead to us being asked to perform more work in the future. Which is why we can offer both one off and scheduled maintenance contracts for our customers. Health and safety is paramount to everything we do when it comes to industrial roofing, no matter what type of job and what size of job.  We conduct full risk assessments and the safety of all personnel is our highest priority, no corners are ever cut.

Find out more

To discuss your specific industrial roofing needs, to find out more about the range of roofing services that we offer or to request specific case studies of work we have done, please call our head office in Glasgow on 0141 944 6100 or email