FAQ FOR 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:

  1. A repair
  2. A re-roof
  3. After major storms
  4. A homeowner is selling their home
  5. 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.