What Homeowners Should Know About Roof Inspections and Certifications
Are you a homeowner who is looking to get a roof inspection or certification for your home? Hanley Construction provides roof inspections and certifications for customers throughout Kitsap, Pierce and Jefferson Counties. Roof inspections and certifications are important for the safety of your home and the people living in it, so it’s important to understand the process and the benefits of having these services done.
When Should I Get A Roof Inspection?
As a homeowner, it can be easy to forget about your roof until there’s an issue. However, regular roof inspections are an essential part of maintaining the health and safety of your home. But when should you get a roof inspection?
Here are a few scenarios that may call for a roof inspection from a trusted roofer like Hanley Construction:
- Before Buying or Selling Your Home: If you’re planning on buying or selling your home, it’s essential to have a roof inspection performed. This will help ensure that the roof is in good condition and that there are no major issues that could impact the value of your home.
- After a Severe Storm or Weather Event: Heavy rains, high winds, hail, and other severe weather events can cause damage to your roof. Even if you can’t see any obvious damage, it’s still a good idea to have a roofer inspect your roof after a severe weather event to make sure that it’s still in good shape.
- Every Few Years: Even if there’s no obvious damage or issues with your roof, it’s still a good idea to have a roof inspection performed every few years. This will help catch any small issues before they turn into major problems, and will ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible.
In general, it’s better to be proactive when it comes to roof inspections. By having your roof inspected regularly, you can catch any issues early on and ensure that your home is safe and secure. Contact Hanley Construction today to schedule your next roof inspection.
What Is A Roof Certification?
A roof certification is a document provided by a roofer that confirms the roof of a property has been inspected and meets specific criteria. Essentially, it’s an assurance that the roof is in good condition and able to withstand normal wear and tear for a certain amount of time.
Typically, roof certifications are provided for real estate transactions, especially when a lender or insurer requires one. Having a roof certification can give buyers peace of mind that the roof is in good condition and can also help with negotiating the sale price of a property.
At Hanley Construction, our certified roof inspectors thoroughly examine the condition of your roof and provide an official certification upon completion. Our team will examine the roof’s shingles, flashing, gutters, and other components to ensure everything is in proper working order. We also offer repairs and replacements if any issues are detected during the inspection process.
- Complete inspections with a written report and photos
- Roof certificates (3-year or 5-year) for realtors and for homeowners, including next-day service
It’s important to note that a roof certification does not guarantee the roof won’t experience problems in the future. It simply means that, at the time of the inspection, the roof was in good condition and met the necessary criteria. To maintain your roof’s condition and prolong its lifespan, we recommend regular roof inspections and maintenance by a professional roofer like Hanley Construction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Inspections & Certifications
As a homeowner, you may have some questions about roof inspections and certifications. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about these services:
It's recommended to have your roof inspected at least once a year, particularly before the winter season. However, if you notice any signs of damage or leaks, you should have your roof inspected immediately.
A roof inspection involves a thorough examination of the roof, including the shingles, flashing, gutters, and vents. One of our professional inspectors will also look for signs of damage, leaks, and other potential issues.
A roof certification is often required by lenders or insurance companies when buying or refinancing a home. It ensures that the roof is in good condition and doesn't pose a risk to the home's safety and value.
A roof certification typically lasts for 3-5 years, depending on the company and the type of inspection performed.
If your roof doesn't pass the inspection, the inspector will provide a detailed report of the issues and recommendations for repair or replacement. You'll need to address these issues before receiving a certification.
If your roof doesn’t pass the inspection, the inspector will provide a detailed report of the issues and recommendations for repair or replacement. You’ll need to address these issues before receiving a certification.
At Hanley Construction, we offer comprehensive roof inspections and certifications for homeowners throughout Kitsap, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties. Our experienced team of professionals will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your roof. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.