19-Point Quality Control Checklist For Flat Roofs

At Brady Roofing, we understand that you want a high-quality, dependable roof.

notepad_vectoriconWe also understand that you want to run your business as normal throughout the construction process.  We value you and your customers, too!

That’s why we have put together this quality control checklist that we follow for every job.  Take a look, you will see just how thorough we are!

At Brady Roofing, we pay our employees by the hour, as opposed to piece rate.  This encourages them to do their best, highest quality work.


The foreman must check the following 19 items at the appropriate time each day:

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    Introduce yourself. Knock on the door at the start of the project and introduce yourself as the project foreman.

  2. Prepare grounds. Walk through the grounds at the perimeter of the roof to make sure there are no breakable tables, vases, equipment, etc, that are in line of falling objects and debris from the roof. Proceed to tarp the ground in areas where debris will likely come off roof. Plants and shrubs should be protected in addition to the tarps where necessary.
  3. Deck is prepared properly for dry-in material. All nails are removed and new nails are installed flush with the deck.
  4. Drip edge is locked and not too tight in corners, miter hip corners; unscratched.
  5. TPO clad drip edge. Color to match the fascia unless customer requests otherwise. TPO membrane is to be heat welded to the drip edge. Joint covers are to be welded to the face of the drip edge. Fasteners install every 12″ with barbed plates.
  6. Seams heat welded. Use the Varimat machine when possible, the hand gun for details. All seams to have a minimum 1″ weld. Patches will be placed and welded over areas with less than 1″.
  7. Straight Cuts. Chalk Lines if necessary for straight lines.
  8. Side laps no less than 4″ overlap.
  9. Valleys secured with fasteners and plates.
  10. Term bar and/or counter flashing against exposed brick substrates.
  11. Pipe flashings probed and fixed at seams.
  12. Swamp cooler has new flashings tight against the ducting (not just against base skirt).
  13. Scuppers. TPO clad metal to be used at scuppers, or draining system.
  14. Proper attic ventilation according to NRCA (National Roofing Contractor’s Association). Only pertains to roofs with 2:12 pitch or greater.
  15. Satellite dish removed to seal under rather than going around with tar. Recommend to building owner the dish be relocated to surface other than roof membrane.
  16. Ground cleaned daily with a magnet and lawn raked if necessary.
  17. Probe and fix all seams to ensure proper seal.
  18. Replace all items removed for safety to their original locations at the end of the job.
  19. Knock on the door and do a walk through with owners. Present warranty, lien waver, and invoice. Answer any questions.


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