Roof Inspections for Residential Roofs
There are several reasons why you might request a roof inspection. It is advisable to contact a roofing contractor who offers inspections as a service, and to go with a locally established roofing company. Sometimes after storms, there are out-of-state roofing companies or even “storm-chasing” roofing sales people who will offer “free inspections” and push you to file an insurance claim, even if you don’t want to. Of course, there is nothing wrong with filing an insurance claim for storm damage to your roof, but you want to make sure you are in control of that decision. That’s why it is best to contact a local roofing contractor, like Ronald West Roofing, when you are thinking about replacing your roof, buying or selling a home, or if you do suspect storm damage.
Here is more information about reasons you might request a roof inspection:
Inspect Roof to Decide if it Needs Replaced
If you are thinking about getting your roof replaced but are not sure if replacement is warranted, then it is a good idea to get a formal roof inspection. For some, getting a full roof replacement is a big financial decision. Be certain that your roof is ready for replacement by having it inspected by a professional.
After Hail or Hurricane, Inspect Roof for Storm Damage
Inspections are required if you have storm damage and you plan to file an insurance claim. Of course, the claims adjuster will come out and inspect your roof for you, but some people like to have their roof inspected prior to submitting their claim. Even if you are not going to fall back on insurance, it is a good idea to get your roof inspected after fallen branches or hail have hit the roof.
Roof Inspections Before Buying or Selling
One other reason you may want to get a roof inspected is if you are buying or selling a home. Even if a roof looks okay from the ground, there can sometimes be damage or other wear and tear that goes unnoticed. Of course, the property inspector will examine the roof when he does his inspection, but if you want to be absolutely sure, then consider requesting a roof inspection from a certified roofing contractor.
Maintain Rental Property Value with Roof Inspection
Property managers, or owners of rental properties may also want to have annual roof inspections. This is an important part of annual inspections to assure that the rental property is in good repair. Read more about annual roof inspections for property managers and landlords.