Home Inspection V.S. Roof Inspection

If you are going to be buying a new home it’s crucial that you consider some type of inspection before putting an offer in. As a home inspection is often considered a complete process, many homeowners might be shocked to learn that most home inspections do not include a full examination of roofing systems.

In most home inspections, inspectors will provide only a limited visual examination of the property. A full roof inspection is not required under the average home inspection and this is why many prospective buyers are turning to roof inspections as well as a home inspection.

Most home inspectors in Florida are limited to carrying out an inspection on the ground or only aspects of the property that are accessible for inspection. A full hands-on assessment of the roofing system needs to be done by a professional. A home inspection will check into exterior components, interior components, roof coverings from the ground, HVAC systems, the structure, and more but only in the format that the inspector can access easily.

An assessment of the roofing system is a hands-on and complete inspection that can only be done by a professional roofer. This will include a complete search for the potential signs of leaks, improper installation on roofing products, loose or missing roofing materials, structural failures, the accumulation of algae, and more.

Completing one of these inspections before you sell your home makes sure that you can provide all applicable repairs and evidence of these repairs for prospective homebuyers. This can often put a person’s mind at ease when they are looking at your home for sale.

Whether you are going to be buying a new home or selling your current home, getting a complete roofing inspection can be a wise choice for preventing problems later on. Rather than having to pay for a completely new roof or trying to sell your home and having a major roof problem occur after you list it on the market, contact Old Time Roofing today for a roofing inspection.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg Fl. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.