Across the U.S., more and more lenders and home insurance companies require roofing and/or home inspections (where the roof inspection is included) before buying or selling a home. Depending on the climate and exposure to severe weather conditions, as well as the maintenance and care involved, a roof can last anywhere from 5-20 years. The roof is a vital component of assuring the durability of the structure. A home inspection is beneficial for anyone buying or selling a home, or those interested in taking steps in preventative care and we at Nickerson Roofing would like to further expound on the importance of roof inspections.
Why Does a Roof Need to Be Inspected?
Roof inspections are designed to assess the current condition, how long it will last in the present state, and how soon you will likely need to replace the roof. Many expect to see the roof inspector prying every tile of the roof to ensure the raw materials are in good health below the protective barrier, however, that is not what is involved. Without tearing through the roof to ensure a thorough exam, the specialists apply a methodical and strategic procedure that assesses the integrity and general remainder lifespan.
Home Inspector VS Roof Inspector
A home inspector covers the basics of the overall structure and systems, where the roof inspector specializes exclusively on the roof fundamentals. Getting a roofing inspector is well-worth the effort and cost, even if a roof inspection is not a prerequisite for buying/selling a home. Unless they feel something needs a closer look, the roof inspector does not necessarily get up and close personal with the roof itself as they use advanced techniques and often infrared roof inspection equipment to identify any anomalies in the roof. The process involves the use of infrared rays to locate parts of a roof that compared to the rest of the roof, have higher or lower temperatures.
Knowing Roof Life Expectancy
Purely due to the fact that a roof can be quite an investment, insurance companies and lenders require a roof inspection. To protect their investment, these companies benefit from roof inspection and homeowners can have the same security. A home that unexpectedly requires an expensive roof replacement is the last thing a perspective owner wants deal nor does a responsible seller want to sell a problem to a new family. Additionally, homeowners in general that know the estimated lifespan of the roof can help you better prepare financially for a roof replacement or implement solutions to extend the lifespan.
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As an affordable service, roof inspections are a great value to all parties involved as it gives peace of mind to homeowners, lenders, and insurance companies alike. With the confidence to know your roof will stand up to the extreme weather conditions, you can benefit from the inspection. Unfortunately, there are many consumers who see the value of a roof inspection, but fear the inspector is selling roofing services and products. Nickerson Roofing performs unbiased roof inspections that to help the involved parties know the basics of the roof’s health, condition, and longevity. Call Nickerson Roofing today for your roof inspection service.