FAQs About Roof Inspections

Posted on: 25 July 2022


Homeowners want their roofs to last long, but some are unwilling to do what it takes to achieve this. However, there is simply no shortcut to a long-lasting roof except through regular inspections, which should be done a few times a year or after catastrophic weather. Roof inspections are also necessary when buying a home. You want to hire a roofer to do this, as roof inspections may be a bit too complicated and dangerous for an inexperienced eye. If this is your first time trying out roof inspections, you might have a few questions that need clarification. Please take a look at the following points for some answers.

What Is The Cost Of Inspecting Your Roof?

Much like when you need a roof replacement or repair, many factors will determine the cost of inspecting your roof. First is your roof's age, whereby older roofs tend to have more issues, thus raising the price. Roofers also consider the type of property. Is it a double or four-story building? Then you also have to factor in your roof's size and whether it will be a drone or manual inspection. All of these may lead to inspections worth a few hundred dollars. 

What Should You Expect From A Roof Inspection?

After talking to a roofing company and agreeing on the day of inspection, the roofer will come and examine all parts of your roof, paying close attention to the most vulnerable parts such as the flashing, vents, and skylights. They will also check the gutters, which are common culprits for most roofing issues. Similarly, they will check for any damaged or missing parts. The inspections are usually done on your roof's interior and exterior parts. Any affected areas should be repaired or replaced right away.

What Do Roofers Look For When Inspecting Your Roof?

You might be curious to know what roofers check during a routine roof inspection. The truth is there are lots of things. As you have previously seen, it involves internal and external parts of your roof. For the internal inspections, your roofer will be checking for signs of leaking such as a stained ceiling or peeling paint on the walls. Then, they will go outside and see if there are any missing, broken, or cracked shingles. For a metal roof, your roofer will check for signs of rust. Finally, they will check for signs of mold and the condition of the chimney. Again, your roofer will look for ways to address any issues they bump into during the inspections.

Roof inspections are a must if you want your roof to last long. Please do not hesitate to ask a residential roofing contractor any questions you may have for a clear understanding of the process.