Roof Inspections

In many states, especially those that see a higher amount of snow and hail, when  buying a home it is usually requisite to have the roof certified from  inspection. Matter of fact, many lenders required this to be done before they  will cut a check. In most states, a properly ventilated roof can last 20 years  or more. In states where the snow is heavy, they often have to be replaced every  five years. While having a secure roof is one of the most important parts of a  home, it can also be a very expensive investment, especially if you bought a  home under the guise that everything was on the up and up.

Roofing Inspections Roof inspections are simply inspections that  determine the intergrity of a roof, how long it may last, and when it will need  to be replaced. Roof inspectors are not going to climb up on your roof or the  roof of a home you are thinking of buying and pull up shingles or tiles. Roof  inspectors have special procedures wherein they can determine the lifespan of a  given roof without tearing into it. At first glance it might seem that roofing  inspectors would have to pull up part of the roof to do a  thorough examination,  but if you consider your own roof, you would not want anyone tearing holes in it  just to see if it was in good shape.

Roof Inspectors Roof inspectors also have super-technical  techniques like infrared roof inspections where they don’t even have to touch  the surface of the roof itself to determine a roof’s integrity. This process  uses infrared rays to locate parts of a roof that are at higher or lower  temperatures than the rest of the roof. These “hot spots” can show a roof  inspector just exactly where heat is escaping.

Roof Inspections Because replacing a roof can be quite an investment,  insurance companies and lenders require that this has been checked off. It makes  sense for these companies to protect their investments, but you as the homeowner  should want this to be secured as well. You don’t want to be stuck with a bill  that you weren’t expecting, and you also don’t want to sell a home to a family  and put them in the same spot.

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