Components of Roofing Scope of Work

Roofing Scope of Work: Components Broken Down (Series)

As mentioned in a previous blog, the roofing scope of work is not only essential for the customer to see and understand before any work is done, but also an important outline for the roofing company whose employees are physically going to complete the work.

This series will break out each component associated with a typical SOW in order to provide potential customers with a comprehensive look at what to understand before accepting a roofing proposal and getting started on a project.
Here, I will start laying out a sample SOW for a commercial roofing project. The project is a new roof on a newly constructed commercial building. Because the building needs a flat roof, we can assume that the builder will require either TPO, EPDM (rubber), or Modified Bitumen as a roofing system. In this case, the builder is asking for a rubber EPDM – Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer membrane roofing system.

Section 1: General Info.

1.01 Description of Work: In this section, the roofing company should provide information re: labor, material, and equipment necessary to complete the job. Because the builder is asking for EPDM specs, this section would include EPDM roofing system specs and the method of adhering as well as insulation information.

1.02 System Description: The roofing company would summarize the exact type of roofing system as required by the builder. In this instance, the description would involve a one-ply membrane system with screw-down insulation at the metal deck application and foam adhesive applied insulation for metal roof decking. This part would also mention the wind uplift (FM) requirements.

1.03 Performance Requirements: Given the requirements specified by the builder, this section would require the roofing contractor to spell out how the EPDM system will meet the building code requirements.

1.04 Submittals: In this section, the roofing contractor would provide product data, installer certificates, qualification data, manufacturer certificates, product test reports, inspection reports, and maintenance data.

1.05 Pre-Installation: This section would lay out the source limitations of the manufacturer’s materials as well as provide written out notes from the pre-installation meeting.

1.06 Delivery/Storage/Conditions/Environmental Requirements

1.07 Warranty: This section would provide a snapshot/overview of the manufacturer’s warranty in terms of years as well as the roofing contractor’s workmanship warranty.


Stay tuned for the next section: Products.