Home Inspections, Inspections, Questions
FAQ: Roof Inspections
An inspection with Elliott Roofing is a full top-to-bottom inspection of the home’s roof. It covers proper installation for all aspects of the roofing system. The homeowner will receive a comprehensive list from Elliott Roofing of all discoveries and recommendations moving forward.
Check out a few frequently asked questions about a roof inspection!
Q: What are the reasons for a roof inspection?
A: There are a few variables for a roof inspection:
- A repair
- A re-roof
- After major storms
- A homeowner is selling their home
- A customer is buying a home
Q: Should a homeowner inspect their own roof?
A: No. The homeowner is not properly trained to know what to look for and it can be very dangerous to climb on a roof without the certified equipment. Leave it to the professionals.
Q: What is the difference between a home inspector and a roofing company inspecting the roof?
A: A roofing company knows the current codes, manufacturer specifications, installation guides. The inspection check-list can be much more comprehensive with a roofing company. A home inspector can overlook items they may not know about.
Q: What is the cost of a roof inspection?
A: An estimate for a repair or replacement with Elliott Roofing is free. We have a wonderful inspection service for those looking for a comprehensive assessment – complete with a written report and photos. This is a great option for those looking to sell or purchase a new home; or need professional documents present in real estate transaction.
Q: Does the homeowner need to be home for a roof inspection?
A: Not always, but it is preferred. It gives us a chance to get to know the homeowner and we can fully show them what we are inspecting and further explain.
Q: How often should a homeowner have their home inspected?
A: Every 2-3 years, when a big rain or hail storm comes through or right before the winter season. It allows our team to catch damages before they occur.
Q: Does the roofer just stay on the roof for the inspection?
A: A qualified and trained roofer should go into the attic and check for leaks that are not visible straight from the shingles.
Fun Fact: Owens Corning does yearly routine inspections on multiple roofs to ensure Elliott Roofing is held to the highest standard. Elliott Roofing has and will continue to be a Platinum Preferred Contractor.