What is a roof inspection?
A roof inspection is a visual inspection that checks the condition of exterior roofing components such as shingles, valleys, flashing, vents, skylights, and etcetera. The ceilings inside of the house and the attic sheathing are also reviewed if necessary. A roof that passes our inspection will not require a certification, however, one can be purchased if desired.
What is a roof certification?
A roof certification is a term policy typically 1-4 years which guarantees the structure “free of leaks” once and inspection has been performed and repairs are completed. The term coverage policy is transferable to a new buyer and is accepted by FHA, VA and Conventional lenders.
I already got a home inspection. Why do I need a roof inspection?
A home inspection is a general review of the roof condition and not a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Most home inspectors may identify problems but will likely not provide an estimate for repairs of any sort.
Doesn’t the home warranty cover the roof?
Home warranties normally don’t do pre-inspections and therefore do not cover certain components. These warranties are very limited and do not protect the home owner sufficiently.