Roof Inspection and Certification.
A roof certification is an inspection that lets you know the condition a roof is in and gives you an estimation of the remaining life of the roof. They are not typically included in a regular home inspection—they’re not always stipulated in purchase contracts, either.
Some cities have Truth-in-Housing guidelines and regulations governing repairs before resale. Some city regulations do not require that sellers replace failing roofs. Be sure to check the rules for the location in which you’re selling.
Roof certifications are separate from a home inspection. Home inspectors do not perform certifications unless they are certified, authorized and paid to do so. Instead, many roofing inspectors climb up on the roof and issue reports on:
- Missing or loose roofing materials
- Overall condition of roofing materials
- Ridges, caps and drip edges
- The soundness of drains, downspouts, and gutters
- Flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys and mounting of HVAC units
A roofing certification company inspects a roof with the same criteria and checks other items that affect the roof’s life (as well as your pocketbook).
If the roof does not require repairs, the roofing company will estimate its remaining life and certify its condition. The certification is good for two to five years, depending on local customs.
If the roof does require repairs, the roofing company will issue the certificate after it is repaired. If you have a roof warranty, be sure to get any damages repaired while it’s in effect
A home inspection observes and reports on the condition of a real estate property, usually when it is on the market to be sold.
A qualified home inspector assesses the condition of the property, including its heating and cooling systems, plumbing, electrical work, water, and sewage, as well as some fire and safety issues. In addition, the home inspector will look for evidence of insect, water, or fire damage or any other issue that may affect the value of the property.
4 Point Inspections.
A 4–point home inspection is an analysis of the well-being of your home. It’s known as a 4–point inspection because it examines four major systems: roof, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Many insurance companies require it before you can get or maintain home insurance coverage.
The purpose of a windstorm or wind mitigation inspection is to determine the appropriateness of a given structure’s construction in the event of strong winds, such as those present in a hurricane. Wind mitigation inspections look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes..
When the final inspection is completed, we will handle a full detail report of the whole process.