During a Durham roof inspection, professionals are going to do more than climb up on top of your home or business to look at the tiles. We’ll provide a detailed report on the condition of your roof, including the roofing material, the flashing around the vents, chimneys, ridges, drip edges and caps. We’ll also provide you with a report on the roof drainage, including the gutters and downspouts.
If during your roof inspection we determined that repairs are necessary, they will need to be completed before a roof certification is issued. If repairs aren’t necessary, our roofing inspector will provide an estimate of how much longer the roof will last and a certification will be issued. Durham roofing certifications are typically good for up to five years, but it may differ from one area of the roof to another.
A number of various factors will be taken into consideration during the roof inspection. These include the pitch of the roof, the type of roof (single, tile, wood shake, etc.), the number of roofing layers and any previous repairs that may have occurred with the roof. These will all be included in the roof inspection report.
Sell Your Home with a Roof Inspection
Although much emphasis is placed on the need for a roof inspection from a buyer’s perspective, it is also a good idea for a Durham NC homeowner to consider having a roof inspection completed before selling their home.
If a homeowner can provide a current inspection and certification to potential buyers, it will help to put their mind at ease and make them feel comfortable before purchasing a home. If a homeowner doesn’t provide potential buyers with a roof inspection, they’ll simply order one on their own and make it a contingency of contract.
Having a good roof over your head is important for many reasons. Regardless of whether a person is selling a home or buying a home, they would want to ensure that the roof was in good condition.
By having a roof inspection completed, they can have peace of mind in knowing that they will not likely have any costly repairs that are associated with their home purchase for years to come.
Roof inspections are necessary for both residential and commercial properties. There are many reasons why, from mandatory lending procedure and long term investment protection, to sustainable functionality, personal comfort, and much more.
Buying a Home or Building
Some states have strict lending guidelines for anyone buying a home or building. These requisites are generally stiffer in regions that experience higher levels of precipitation, especially hail and snow.
Many lenders in these areas often make roof inspection a mandatory part of the lending process, and the roof of the property must pass certification in order for the North Carolina bank to provide the money for procurement.
Even dryer regions may require roof certification before lending money to buy a home. The same requirement is also a common procedure for insurance companies. A Durham roof must be inspected and intact for some insurance carriers to take on a client.
The lifespan of a roof depends on several factors, particularly the material, how it was installed, ventilation, the level of care it was provided, and environmental surroundings.
A good roof should last at least 20 years, but some materials can last 40 to 50 years, or more. Properties built in regions that experience heavy snowfall, especially those who get year-round snow, usually have to have their roofs replaced every 5 to 10 years, even with proper care.
However, in Durham, we don’t receive nearly the amount of snow as other locations. Having a proper roof is vital to your safety, security, and investment. Since they are expensive investments, it is important to do everything in your power to ensure your roof remains in optimal condition. A roof inspection is the only method of being sure.
Roof Inspections Purpose
The purpose of a roof inspection is to assess and determine the structural integrity of the roof. This service is also meant to catch any small problems early on, before they can become large, costly repairs.
An inspection will be able to tell a property owner the current condition of their roof, any problems it may have, and how long before it will need to be replaced. A licensed roof inspection company has several methods for determining this type of information accurately.
It is not always necessary to climb a roof and pull out shingles. Instead, most roofing contractors have sophisticated procedures, technologies, and equipment that allows them to facilitate accurate assessments.
This includes infrared technology, which allows contractors to make their assessments without ever having to make physical contact with the roof. These infrared assessments show the differentiating temperature levels of a roof, in which high temperatures are common indications of air and heat escape.
One of the first things our roofing contractors will do when you call on us is to perform a thorough roof inspection. There are specific things they are looking for so don’t hesitate to point out any issues you know of as well. The checklist below is a sample of a comprehensive inspection:
Our expert roofers will take note of any problems they find and make sure you understand all your options for correcting the issues, as well as the cost of the job. If we feel you need to replace your roofing system altogether, we will work with you to get the job done at a price you can afford.
We will listen to all your questions and carefully explain how we came to our decision and why. A little planning on the front end to find the right roofing company will help this process to go smoothly, as you will have reason to trust us!
We provide a yearly inspection with all our roofing services. We know it’s costly to repair or replace your roof, so we want to do all we can to help prevent a major expense down the road. Be sure to ask about warranties too. You might be surprised at how many repairs can be covered by warranties that come with the roof installation.
It’s always a good idea to spend the small amount on a good warranty to avoid a huge cost later down the road. In the case of storm damage, you need to have your warranty information in hand and talk to your roofing company as soon as you know of the damage.
Bear in mind that most warranties will cover your roof for 15-30 years, but damage that comes from storms or other inclement weather often is not part of that warranty.
Make sure you understand what your warranty covers and make a plan for yearly inspections to be made so your roof stays in top-notch working condition for as long as possible!
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