Roofing Inspection Vancouver WA - Roofers Portland OR
Before buying any home, it’s always a good idea to have a home inspection – many mortgage lenders even require it – including a roofing inspection. The home inspection can uncover any hidden problems within the home and can save the buyer a lot of heartache (and money) down the road. Drafty windows are one thing, but a cracked foundation is a much bigger issue. Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC are other systems that need to be checked out before any purchase.
The roof is no different. Buyers need to make sure it is in good condition before purchase, as any roofing issue can impact the rest of the home. The roofing inspection will include a review of the roof components, including shingles, gutters, flashing, and other parts of the system that keep the home protected from the weather. This includes inspecting the attic for any problems that might not be obvious from the outside.
If the roof fails the inspection, Current Remodeling Inc. can make any necessary roofing repairs, offering the seller a three-to-five year roof certification for purchase. This certification acts as insurance, adding security that the roof is in good working condition. If any problems do occur during that time after the sale, Current Remodeling Inc. will remedy the situation at no cost to the new homeowner.
However, if a few repairs won’t be enough to certify the roof, an entire roofing teardown is required. Multiple leaks, a “spongy” feel to the roof, several missing shingles, etc. are a few of the signs that a new roof is needed. In addition, if there are more than two layers of roofing shingles on the roof, a replacement is required as well. The added weight of too many layers can cause stress on the structure itself and building codes demand that any home found with more than two layers of roofing require replacement.
Certification can not be provided until the replacement is complete. And while certification is important for the new homeowner, it won’t protect the roof against everything. If the new homeowner installs skylights, solar panels, satellite dishes, etc., without using a roofing company, the certification can be voided. Most roof companies cover their work for some amount of time, though, so it is always recommended to using professionals when adding anything to the roof. Certifications can also be voided due to “natural disasters,” although home insurance may be able to cover repairs.
Making sure there is a capable roof is one of the most important aspects of any home purchase. Like any other system in the home – electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. – one little issue can create a very big problem. If a home inspection – including roofing inspection – finds issues with the roof, schedule an appointment with Current Remodeling Inc. and get it certified.