All you need to know about roof inspections
- We call all leads within 24hrs to schedule an inspection
- We get on the roof to check for weather-related damage
- We look for potential sources of any leaks and inspect the overall health of the roof
- We discuss any options or potential action plans necessary to repair or replace the roof and set expectations for the formal proposal and contract we will send from the office
- If this is an insurance claim, we give expectations on filing a claim and sending over the insurance paperwork after the adjuster’s inspection
- If the roof is fine and no repair is needed, we confirm with the homeowner that they are good to go and email a five-year roof certification via the office
- We work with realtors to either confirm or combat the home inspectors reports and work well with tight deadlines
When to schedule a roof inspection
If there was any kind of storm bringing hail, high wind, heavy rain, etc., then you’ll want to check out your home’s roof. However, that should not be the only time you think about your roof’s health. There can be many indications of roof problems that any homeowner can find:
- Signs of water damage on the ceiling or walls inside the house – particularly on exterior walls.
- Signs of water stains in your attic. It’s a good idea to look at the underside of your roof from your attic. Pay close attention to where vent pipes penetrate the roof, all around the chimney, places where different roof pitches come together, and all around the edges where the roof meets the gutters.
- Signs of roofing material, such as torn asphalt shingles or tiles in your yard.
- Visual inspection from the ground shows missing tiles.
Another important time to request a professional roof inspection is during a real estate transaction. If you are considering selling your home, it may be a good idea to have a roof inspection done prior to listing that you are aware of any issues ahead of time. The last thing a buyer or seller wants is to find a major inspection objection in the weeks leading up to closing.
Of course, if you are considering purchasing a home, it’s in your best interests to have a respected roofing contractor do a thorough inspection. Missed problems can lead to tens of thousands of dollars out of your pocket after a real estate transaction is complete.
What to expect from a professional roof inspection
A roofing contractor has the best experience to provide the most thorough inspection. Having removed, installed, and fixed hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs brings knowledge that other types of inspectors just don’t have.
Being able to identify the source of leaks, spot unusual wear and tear, and faulty materials or workmanship is what you want out of a professional roof inspection.
Here in Colorado, the heavy snow followed by freeze-thaw cycles in the springtime, followed by hail season through the summer, bring extreme challenges to your home’s roof. If possible, it’s a good idea to have an annual roof inspection from late summer to early fall. This should give your roofing contractor time to go over options to fix any issues they find before the extreme winter and spring weather hits.
Beyond what a typical homeowner can find doing their own inspection, a professional roof inspector will be able to find harder to identify issues related to:
- Structural problems
- Material failures
- Prior workmanship problems
What to do if a roof inspection identifies problems?
A good roofing contractor will help you with the insurance claims process, if applicable. Several scenarios may present a financial burden when looking at a roof repair or replacement:
- Not covered by your policy
- Your policy provides coverage but not enough to cover the entire repair
- Your deductible is extremely high
In these cases, a trusted roofing company will be able to help you with financing your out-of-pocket costs.
Once the financial aspects are arranged, your local roofing contractor should take care of everything else for you, from:
- Ordering all the materials
- Tearing off the old roof
- Managing the install team on the roof
- Cleaning up all garbage and debris leaving you with nothing but peace of mind about your new roof
I would like an inspection, what should I do next?
One call is all it takes! Our friendly staff based in Colorado Springs can get your inspection scheduled, and if there’s a need for any work, we will guide you through the process beginning to end! We are a local, family-owned and operated business.