Out of the many reasons to put off having a roof inspection, cost should be among the last. After all in most cases, roof contractors will come out and perform a roof inspection at no cost! Of course, there are some exceptions for Realtors and other commercial interests which require paperwork, but most roof contractors will offer homeowners free estimates.
For all the stress of realizing you may have a roof problem and worrying about how much it will cost, the good news is most inspections don’t end up recommending a full roof replacement. Especially for those who call early enough, prompt repairs can actually extend your roofs life and allow you to avoid the cost of a roof replacement for years!
What Does A Roof Inspection Entail?
Typically roof inspections include:
- The general appearance of the interior and exterior of the roof
- Ceiling inspection for cracks, leaks, or stains
- Condition of roof elements such as skylights, chimney’s, fascia, etc
- Shingle condition
- Water flow evaluation (where can water pool or cause damage)
After the inspection, you will be presented with not only the results of the inspection but the estimated costs to repair any problems and/or the roof itself. You are not obligated to hire the roof contractor that did the inspection, so getting 2 or 3 estimates to compare is a good idea.
Don’t Put Off That Roof Problem Another Day!
Most major roof problems aren’t caused by storms or other damaging events but from neglect. Getting a “peace of mind” roof inspection, even when you don’t see an obvious problem, is key in catching most problems before they become big events.