Getting your roof inspected by a professional is a great idea, especially if you’re going to sell. A roof inspection will boost the confidence of prospective buyers and give you a better chance at getting the price you hope for, especially because home inspectors often overlook the roof. There’s nothing like a certificate to make people feel confident!

In our last blog, we discussed the basics of roof inspection, including the parts of your roof that the inspector will target closely. A good inspection will examine each component of the roof system and assess the roof’s ability to perform as a whole. In addition to this, the roof inspector will carefully factor in other aspects of your roof, like the type of roof it is. It could be slate, composition shingle, tar and gravel, synthetic, wood shake, metal, or clay or concrete tile. Each material has different standards for excellence, and the inspector will tailor the inspection to the material.

However, that isn’t everything! A good inspector will note other factors as well, including the following:

The Age of Your Roof

  • Different roofing materials last different times. For instance, a wood shake roof needs more repairs once it gets over 10 years old. On the other hand, a tile roof can last more than 50 years if nobody walks on it. If you have composition shingles, your roof will go strong for 20 to 40 years.

There are other factors an inspector targets, and we’ll talk about them in our next blog. For now, contact us for roofing services you can depend on.