Have you heard of roof certifications? If you have, it was probably while selling or buying a home. Roof certifications give home buyers peace of mind by assuring that the roof of their new home has been thoroughly checked over by a professional. It gives sellers an extra edge, especially when it’s a buyer’s market. In today’s blog, we are going to explore the basics of roof certifications. dreamstime_xxl_16295640

Roof certifications are separate from home inspections. Generally, home inspectors don’t pay much attention to the roof. A roof inspector will actually climb up on your roof, look it over, and create a report that touches on several different aspects of the roof, including the following:

  • Flashing surrounding vents, valleys, roof pipes, chimneys, and HVAC units
  • Ridges, drip edges, and caps
  • Downspouts, gutters, and drains
  • Roofing material condition
  • Any movement

As you can see, the inspection factors in every part of your roofing system. The inspector will determine if repairs are needed in order to achieve a certification. If your roof doesn’t need repairs, the inspector will estimate how many more years the roof has in it. You will then receive the certification, which will last from two to five years. If you are selling your home, the certification will strengthen your position significantly by giving prospective buyers peace of mind.

Planet Roofing offers free roof inspection, and we can answer all of your questions about certification. We are proud to be Denver’s premium roofing company. Contact us to learn more today!