What to Expect When You're Inspected
July 16, 2014 at 3:03 PM
If you are selling your house or years have passed since you have had a professional roofer examine your roof, an inspection is imminent. H&S Roofing and Gutters provides roofing inspection services for real estate transactions as well as preventative roof maintenance. Visit our website to see all services provided for the Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas.
According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, 99 percent of realtors stated that a new roof makes a home easier to sell. After an inspection, your roof may not need roofing repairs or a replacement, but getting your roof inspected before putting your home on the market can put you in the right direction.
But what should you expect from a roof inspection?
While home inspectors will give you a limited roof inspection, using a professional roof contractor will yield a more detailed inspection. Professional roofers will climb onto your roof to check for things like possible movement in shingles and the condition of materials such as the drains and flashing around chimneys and valleys.
Professional roof inspectors will examine the age of your roof, the type of shingles (ie: composition shingles, slate, etc), the steepness, how many layers are needed, and the state of previous repairs.
If the professional roof inspector finds repairs that are needed in your roof, any lingering repairs can be used as a negotiating tool in the home-buying process.
After roofing repairs have been made (or your roof did not need repairs), your roofing inspector will then give you an estimate to how long your current roof should last. Depending on the geographical area you live in and the weather conditions, these inspections can give you a better insight on the life expectancy of your roof for the next two to five years and will help inform potential buyers about the condition of the roof.
H&S Roofing and Gutters takes pride in providing general maintenance and inspection services for the Charlotte, NC area. If you need a professional roofer to conduct a detailed roofing inspection, call us today at (704) 334-9934.