What do you get from a roof inspection?
The reason most homeowners take on DIY roles is because they want to save money. If you don’t know how to evaluate what you’re seeing, though, DIY inspection can quickly send you down the wrong path.
Sometimes you need an expert, and that’s never truer when it comes to potentially replacing an entire roof. You shouldn’t do it if you don’t need to, and that’s what an inspection can determine. That’s not all, though.
What does a roof inspector do?
A roof inspector evaluates the condition of your roof. It’s the skillsets they bring to the table that are crucial. Without the knowledge, experience, and in-depth training an inspector has, they’d just be another person looking at your roof. So how does do those factors come into play?
- Training: A certified roof inspector is specifically trained in inspection techniques and execution for wind, hail, water, and wear damage on residential and commercial roofs. They must pass certification tests where they apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.
- Experience: Inspectors know what to look for. They’ve inspected hundreds to thousands of roofs after every damage type, at every age, and of every material. They know how damaging factors can compound and work together. This allows them to identify even difficult to locate areas of damage.
- Knowledge: Knowledge of their discipline is key. Our inspectors continue to hone their skills, remaining up to date on any methodology changes and the latest manufacturer materials. With summers getting even hotter and winters getting cooler we’ve made sure to learn up-to-date information on how intense freeze/thaw cycles affect NW roofs season in, and season out.
What does a roof inspection cover?
A roof inspector analyzes every area of your roof and its current condition. That includes:
- Protective Membranes
We’ll look at all the areas on every single portion of your roof. Working in a grid prevents us from missing anything, and we can even access difficult to reach or impossible to reach areas of your roof.
Taking a roof inspection to the next level means doing what other inspectors cannot. That’s why we use a state of the art, live-feed, video-capable drone to inspect portions of the roof that are not accessible, visible, or potentially unsafe.
Our inspectors lay out our findings in plain language with immense detail. We go over the inspection with you afterwards as well, pointing out areas of concern and our reasoning for the assessment. Many times, a roof just requires repair work. We’ll cover cost, expectations, and longevity of repairs versus a new roof to help you make the most informed decision possible.
After that, the choice is yours. What do our roofs provide that other companies cannot? It all starts with a complete roofing system.