When buying a home, don't forget about the roof.
We offer thorough roof inspections when it comes time to either buy or sell a property. Getting a roof inspection is crucial for several reasons, here are a few important reasons to consider:
Roof Condition: A quality roof inspection can determine the current condition of the roof. This includes identifying any existing damage, leaks, or signs of wear and tear. Knowing the roof's condition helps you assess the potential need for repairs or replacement, allowing you to factor in the cost and make an informed decision. If the roof inspection reveals significant issues or the need for repairs, you can leverage this information during the negotiation process. You may be able to negotiate a lower price for the home or request the seller to address the roof problems before finalizing the sale.
Cost Estimation: By having a professional inspect the roof, you can obtain a more accurate estimate of the potential repair or replacement costs. This information can be crucial when negotiating the sale of a home.
Safety Concerns: A damaged roof can pose safety risks to the occupants of a home. Issues like leaks, structural damage, or mold growth can compromise the integrity of the roof and lead to further problems. Identifying these issues early through an inspection allows you to address them promptly, ensuring the safety of your family and your investment.
Insurance Purposes: Insurance companies and some lenders (such as FHA & VA loans), may require a roof inspection before providing coverage or determining the premium rates. A roof in poor condition or nearing the end of its lifespan may result in higher insurance costs. By getting an inspection beforehand, you can better understand the potential impact on your insurance coverage and costs.
Why do you charge for one and not the other?
There is often some confusion in the difference between a Free Roof Estimate and a Roof Inspection and hopefully we can clear that up.
In a Roof Estimate we identify the cause of a leak and offer a proposal/estimate of the cost to fix the leak, or we may suggest that rather than repairing multiple leaks it may make more sense to replace the whole roof and we offer the estimated cost of that. We typically give options for good/better/best situations to work with your budget and needs. Roof estimates we provide do not come with full details of the roof but rather more generalized plans and scopes of work to whatever the issue may be. We are always happy to explain our process and make sure it is communicated what expecations are for repairing your roof. How a Roof Inspection differs from a simple estimate is in expertise and time. We provide a detailed report after the inspection, outlining the findings, identifying any problems, and offering recommendations. This report can be valuable to homeowners, as it serves as documentation and provides insights into the condition of the roof. The fee charged for the inspection often covers the cost of preparing this report.
As a tidbit of added value regarding the cost: If you have us repair your roof after getting a Roof Inspection where we found a roofing issue, then we will deduct the cost of the inspection from the final repair amount. So if we proposed a $600 repair and you already paid for the $250 inspection, it would only cost you the additional $350 to get the repair done.
Our mission is to provide a superior roofing and remodeling experience to our customers through excellent communication and superb customer service. Service Reigns™