Roof Consulting, Construction Management, Claims Assistance, Construction Observation, Drone Inspection | Optamiss

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Optamiss Offers a Variety of Professional Services

  • Roof Consulting
  • Roof Testing & Inspections
  • Moisture Surveys
  • Claims Assistance
  • Construction Consulting
  • Tailored Specifications
  • RFPs & Bid Analysis
  • Construction Observation & Q/A Inspections
  • Construction Project Management
  • 40/50 year Building Recertification Inspections
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, we do not sell or install roofs. Optamiss is an independent roof consulting firm focused on helping building owners make the best decision for their roofing asset.
Yes, we write tailored roof repair or replacement specifications. Once the sealed bid forms are opened, we proceed to prepare a bid analysis and then meet with the building owner(s) to go over the competitive bids.

Yes, we provide a variety of roof inspections. Some of these are: visual roof inspection, infrared thermal moisture scan via drone, core samples, aerial drone photography and annual roof inspections. These help building owners know the true condition of their roof and better manage their roofing systems.

We price all our projects on a flat-fee basis, established with you upfront. The fee will be determined by a variety of factors: location, size, roof-type, number of buildings and types of equipment needed. Further, the scope of services desired (i.e. CAD drawings, annual roof inspection, roof evaluation, leak analysis, moisture survey, and extent of construction consulting) are taken into account.
Are You Exclusively Residential Or Commercial Roofing Experts?
We provide expertise on both residential and commercial roofs. We have inspected thousands of square feet of all types of roofing systems (i.e. shingles, roof tiles, metal roofing, TPO/PVC, flat BUR). In fact, our causation reports have helped win or settle a number of roof claims.

Though we are certified to work in the entire state of Florida, we service the South Florida Tri-County areas, from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys. You can take a look at some of our projects in the Portfolio.

Yes, we have worked for construction project management companies. However, we feel that communication gets lost when so many hands are in the pot. Therefore, we would require to be a part of the weekly construction meetings.

Yes, we can provide training for property managers and building engineers on roof asset management and maintenance. In fact, Optamiss is a licensed CEU provider for CAMs. Let us know what topics you would like to learn about and we can put together a training to suit your needs.

IF roofing is not your field of expertise
IF you want an unbiased recommendation from a roofing expert
IF you want to make sure that you are getting the right roofing system for your roof
IF you want to compare estimates that are apples to apples
IF you want to make sure that you roof is installed with proper flashing details
IF you want to avoid costly or unnecessary change orders
IF you want to make sure that you are getting the most value for your money
Then… you should hire a roof consultant.

The answer to this question will depend on the type of roofing structure that you have, current problems, and at times your condo documents. The best roofing system for one building may be the wrong system for another. At Optamiss we are familiar with the different roofing systems and materials sold by various manufacturers and are able to help guide you on the best roofing material selection for your particular roof. Some of the factors may be: concrete tile vs clay tile, handmade tile vs machine made roof tiles, TPO vs PVC, 40 mil vs 80 mil, 2 ply vs 4ply roofing.

This will depend on a variety of factors. However, once the permit is pulled, the roofing materials are on hand, and the weather cooperates, a roofing contractor should be able to replace 10 to 20 squares per day.

You should hire a licensed and insured contractor to clean your roof.
This can normally be done by pressure washing and/or applying cleaners. Whatever method is used, it is important not to void any existing warranties.
If pressure washing, make sure that they are using appropriate PSI for your roofing substrate.
There are environmentally safe cleaning products that can be sprayed on your roofing system that will self clean the roof for months or years to come.

Generally, you can expect your roof to last from 15 to 30 years. However, the actual lifespan of your roof depends on a number of factors such as:
Workmanship – A poor quality installation will shorten your roof’s lifespan
Quality of Materials – Cheaper materials will save you money upfront, but will cost you more in the long run since the roofing system will have to be replaced sooner.
Type of Materials – Materials are manufactured for various applications and with varying durability, making them last longer or shorter under different conditions.
Environmental Conditions – Exposure to extreme temperatures, falling debris and high winds can reduce your roof’s expected lifespan.
Trees & Leaves – Trees near the roof line or an accumulation of leaves at the valleys will cause the roofing system to hold excessive moisture and algae, leading to premature roof failure.