Every roof should be inspected by a true professional at least once per year. Many people shirk this responsibility as it costs money. Yet the cost of a roof inspection is money well spent as it sheds light on problems and provides an invaluable peace of mind. Let’s take a look at the typical cost of a roof inspection and what to expect.
The Average Cost of a Roof Inspection
An expert roof inspection typically costs between $125 and $350. Though it might be possible to find someone to inspect your home’s roof for less than $100, most roofers will charge a minimum of $100. At the other end of the spectrum you will find alleged roof aficionados who charge upwards of $700 per inspection.
The typical inspection charge is a flat fee in which the inspector studies the roof with a pair of binoculars. Such an expert has developed a trained eye that pinpoints problem spots that the typical homeowner would not notice as a potential source of trouble.
If the inspection requires that the roofing expert climb up on the roof, he will likely tack on an extra fee. The amount of this fee differs based on how difficult it is to climb onto the roof for the in-depth analysis. Furthermore, the roof’s number of levels, square footage and degree of slope all play a factor in the total cost of the roof inspection.
If you desire the inspection to extend to the attic or if you desire an attic-view roof check, expect to pay extra. Even the roof’s material and its age can play a part in the cost of the inspection. If your roof is made with a unique material that requires a specialized analysis, expect to pay more than the typical $300 average cost of a roof repair.
A Look at What Happens During a Roof Inspection
The roof inspection begins with an analysis of the roof’s overall appearance. A thorough inspection of your roof requires that a professional roofer obtain a gauge of its integrity and identify problem areas that necessitate a repair. Furthermore, the roof inspector will determine how much useful life your roof has remaining. This estimate will ameliorate your budgeting responsibilities in the short and long-term.
A comprehensive roof inspection will include an analysis of the exterior of the roof as well as the interior of the roof. This type of thorough inspection allows the inspector to determine if there is any sort of physical, surface or structural damage of note:
- Leaks and/or cracks in the ceiling
- Missing shingles
- Broken shingles
- Curled shingles
- Damaged flashing points
- Missing flashing points
- Compromised fascia, gutters, drains, chimneys, vents and skylights
- Areas where water pools
Inform the Inspector of Upcoming Repairs
If you are certain or nearly certain that your roof is flawed, bring it to the roofer’s attention right away. He might be willing to forego the cost of the roof inspection or reduce the cost as he is guaranteed your business for the roof repair/replacement.
The Different Types of Inspection
Roof inspections differ by an array of factors, ranging from the homeowners’ nuanced desires to the condition of the roof and so on. The roofing material is of particular concern. Each roofing material has its own idiosyncratic issues. A roof made of metal must be analyzed for rust. A roof with wood shingles must be inspected for rot. If your roof has fiberglass shingles, it should be inspected for cracking. If a strong storm has passed through the area, the roof should be analyzed for tearing, blow-offs, moisture damage etc.
About Elevated Roofing:
Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.
Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034