A roof is an extremely important part of a homes structural integrity and it is most certainly included in our general home inspection. We’ll observe what style of roof the property has, coverings, flashing, drainage, ventilations and chimneys.
The number one question that potential customers ask us is, “will you get on the roof?” As long as it is safe to do so the answer to that question is yes. However, there are times that a roof can either be too steep or is in need of obvious repairs. When we encounter a roof like this we must err on the side of caution as the safety of our inspector always comes first and foremost.
Types of Roofs
Asphalt Composition Shingles
We’ll report defects with installation, manufacturing, wind damage, hail damage and of course natural weathering.
If a roof and all its components have been installed correctly it should keep all the elements outside and direct rain, snow and other items away from the house. Any number of small defects can cause some serious problems with moisture intrusion. Fixing a damage roof is so costly because you not only have to deal with the roof itself but also any damages within the house like fixing drywall, mold, and flooring.
After your home inspection is complete, you’ll know a lot more about the roof on the property in questions and can make informed decisions about an offer you plan to make or repairs that should be done on a home you already own.