How long does it take to inspect a roof?
What is a roof inspection?
A thorough examination to determine the health and integrity of a roof. A professional inspector will look at surfacing material and inspect dormers, chimneys, gutters, flashing points and recommend any necessary repairs.
What is involved in a roof inspection?
A roofing inspector will climb up to the roof and locate the various dormers, chimneys, gutters, and any flashing points to see if they require remedial work. He will examine the condition of the roofing surface material. He will also inspect inside the house looking carefully at the eaves, interior chimney surfaces, fasteners, roof braces, and support material.
How long does a roof inspection take?
A general roof inspection will take from 45 minutes to several hours.
How should I choose a roof inspector?
Choose a licensed professional with a roofing certification. Get several quotes, and choose the one with the best reviews. Or ask around for referrals from your broker.
When is a roof inspection needed?
Many roofers recommend two roof inspections each year. An inspection in the fall helps ensure that minor problems don’t become major problems under the pressure of rain, ice and snow, while a spring inspection helps evaluate any damage done during the winter that may prove costly following heavy spring rains.
Why Your Roofing Needs Inspecting
Your roofing needs to be inspected from time to time to ensure that it’s safe and that it doesn’t need to be repaired or replaced.
- Fix small problems before they cause bigger issues
- Ensure that your roof is safe
- Find out if you need to replace your roof
- Ensure proper maintenance of your roof
The experts at Homestyle Roof Painters offer a variety of services to meet your roofing needs, including doing inspections.
This is a valuable way to protect your home and your family and take care of your house at the same time. How do you know if your roof needs to be inspected? Keep reading for everything you need to know.
Reasons to get a roof inspection
There Has Been a Big Storm
A simple rainstorm won’t necessitate a roof inspection, but a violent storm might. If there has recently been a lot of rain or other extreme weather, your roof could be damaged and you don’t know yet. Letting it go could result in more damage and leaks in your home. We can assess for damage and repair or replace parts that broken or missing so your roof is restored to its old condition.
You have a leak
If you have exhausted all other options, the leak is probably in the roof. Our leak detection service can identify the source of the leak.
You Need to File an Insurance Claim
If you need to file an insurance claim due to hail, rain or other damage, you will need to have your roof inspected beforehand. This process creates a detailed picture of what’s wrong with your roof so your insurance company can calculate the money owed to you for the claim. You can then use that money and we’ll replace or repair your roof quickly and efficiently.
You Want to Increase the Value of Your Home
A new roof can dramatically increase the value of your house, which is great if you plan to sell anytime in the next couple of years. At the same time, a new roof increases the curb appeal of your house and makes it more attractive for your own enjoyment or to attract future buyers.
You Might Need A Replacement If Your Roof Has Shingle Granules
Shingle granules are the tiny specs of rock and crushed up minerals that are embedded in the surface of a single shingle. As time goes on and roofs get older and older, a roof can start to get bare spots that cause these granules to become loosened and run into your gutters.
When looking for these granules, remember that they look like sand crystals and are darker because of the shade of the shingle. When these granules are lost, shingle decay and aging can speed up rapidly.
If this is allowed to happen, moisture will be able to seep into your home causing even further damages.
You Might Need A Replacement If Your Roof Has Buckling or Curling Shingles
When you have a roof that has buckling or curling shingles, it typically means that it is time for a new roof. The reason for this is because intense heat, moisture, and aging have taken its toll on the shingles, which causes them to warp or become unstable.
Another reason your shingles could be curled or buckling is because they were previously installed incorrectly. If this happens, it leaves them even more exposed to ice damage and wind, causing them to break off or crack.
You most certainly want to look into either a replacement or repairs if you notice any of this happening to your roof.
How long does a commercial roof inspection take?
You may be wondering; “How long will a roofing contractor be on my property?” For an average 20,000 sq. ft. commercial building, it takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to perform a roof inspection.
A roof inspection can take shorter or longer depending on:
- How many penetrations are the roof (each one needs inspected thoroughly)
- How many roof sections there are (every section is inspected differently)
- How many different types of roofs there are
Once the roof inspection is complete, then you sit back and wait for the report to come to you.
How long until I receive my commercial roof inspection report?
- A roof inspection report is usually sent to the building owner in 3-5 days.
What will be included in the inspection report?
Inspection reports will include:
- The deficiencies within your current roof system w/photos and clear explanations
- What options you have in repairing your roof
- A quote for the work proposed
How long does it take to inspect a roof?
Most roof inspections take between 45 minutes and 4 hours. Where on that range you land depends on:
- square footage
- ease of accessibility
- roofing materials
- Whether or not the attic is included in the inspection.
After the checkup, expect to receive the report within 7 days.