Your Condo Roof – A Modern Multifunction Device

January 2017

The roof of a high-rise condo building is, perhaps, the most important asset of the corporation. It is a multipurpose component of your infrastructure that tends to be forgotten until there is a problem. It protects building occupants and can be an integral part of your corporation’s social structure.

Brown & Beattie, a company providing roof consulting and related services, identifies the roof of your condo building as likely including much of the following:

  • Insulation and water proofing which provides internal comfort and protection against the elements
  • Lightning rods
  • Elevator and mechanical rooms
  • Cell towers & related equipment
  • Ventilation ducts
  • Exhaust fans
  • Masonry or metal chimneys
  • Cable television wiring
  • Exterior light fixtures
  • Anti-fall protection systems
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Awnings
  • Ice & snow guards
  • Solar panels
  • Outdoor deck, furniture and barbeque
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden or gardening area
  • Fire escapes and fire escape balconies
  • Exterior or interior stairs
  • Window cleaning anchors and equipment

While understanding that there is a finite lifespan, the modern high-rise condo roof is expected to serve its building occupants in many ways and for many purposes with few problems during its lifetime. Ensuring this is the case requires care, consideration, planning and maintenance.

For assistance with maintaining your condo roof, Condo Resource Guide can help.  Look under Building Sciences, Engineering Services and Roofing for vendors that can assist with condo roof concerns.