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Midwest Realty Group

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Roof Diagnostics Empowers Realty Group to Save Six Roofs

A Midwest Realty Group was preparing two of their buildings for future sale. Their due diligence included ensuring the buildings’ roofs were in good shape and water-tight. They went so far as to commission an infrared survey, but it was performed by a tech who lacked roofing experience. The results led to a contractor stating that both roofs needed to be replaced for $1,400,000. The Realty Group wanted to be sure this was the case before making such a capital expenditure and called upon RAM Companies.


RAM Companies performed a Diagnostic Aerial Infrared Scan to pinpoint anomalous conditions and hidden moisture in the roofs. Next, they executed Visual Roof Surveys, in which RAM’s Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) completed a physical assessment. This included systematically verifying the findings of the Aerial Infrared Scan. Analysis of the findings allowed RAM to deliver an independent, objective, and comprehensive roof condition baseline assessment. This report provided objective options, recommendations, and budgets, empowering the Realty Group to make fiscally responsible decisions.


RAM’s Assessment revealed that both roofs did not need to be replaced. None of the buildings’ six roof sections had reached the end of their useful service life. RAM recommended Roof Restoration for all six sections at a much lower cost. RAM developed a “5-Year Financial Summary” outlining a complete Roof Asset Management Program. RAM Companies submitted a Proposal for $600,000 to bring the roofs back to a water-tight condition. Including $7,000 (the Assessment cost), the Realty Group would experience a savings of $793,000. Utilizing less than 1% of the original proposed replacement cost of $1,400,000, their total expenditure could be reduced by 57%.


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