Frequently Asked Questions
What do roof inspectors look for?
A roof inspector will be looking for leaks, unusual wear and tear, damage caused by windblown debris, organic growth issues, and problems that may have occurred during shingle installation or subsequent repairs.
How long does it take to inspect a roof?
Most roof inspections take between 45 minutes and 4 hours.
How does a roof fail inspection?
Roofing problems, particularly wood rot, leaks, and/or gutter decay are some of the most common issues inspectors see when looking at the exterior of a house. If the roofing issues are relatively minor, like some bent flashing or a few crooked shingles, it’s probably worth it just to deal with it once you move in.
Why do I need a roof inspection?
Getting regular roof inspections is important for your house because it can help detect the problems on time and stop further damage to your house. Roof inspectors will be able to find faults in the roof layout and suggest repairs before it may cause moisture damage to your home.
How do you perform a roof inspection?
1: Check the roof covering
2: Check the fasteners
3: Check the deck sheathing
4: Check the slope and underlayment
5: Check the ice barrier
6: Check the drip edge
7: Check for an offset pattern
8: Check the roof valley flashing
9: Check the nail penetration into the deck sheathing
10: Check the flashing areas.
What is the difference between a roof inspection and a roof certification?
A Alex Perez Roofing Roof Inspection is a professional evaluation of the building’s interior, perimeter, attached garage, attic and rooftop designed to analyze if the roof meets the Certification criteria. The inspection findings are presented in a thorough consultative report, accompanied by a reliable proposal package, within 24 – 48 hours. A Roof Certification is a service agreement ensuring that the entire roof — not just a repair site — will remain free of leaks due to normal wear-and-tear for the full duration of the certification period. If a leak does occur, we will repair any leaks due to normal wear and tear during the certification period at no cost to certificate holders. Our certifications are also both transferable to new certificate holders and renewable upon re-inspection.
When is a roof inspection needed?
Many roofers recommend two roof inspections each year. An inspection in the fall helps ensure that minor problems don’t become major problems under the pressure of rain, ice and snow, while a spring inspection helps evaluate any damage done during the winter that may prove costly following heavy spring rains.
What is involved in a roof inspection?
A roofing inspector will climb up to the roof and locate the various dormers, chimneys, gutters, and any flashing points to see if they require remedial work. He will examine the condition of the roofing surface material. He will also inspect inside the house looking carefully at the eaves, interior chimney surfaces, fasteners, roof braces, and support material.