Shingle Express offers two types of Roof Inspection:
Home Owners’s Inspection: This is a free service for any homeowner. You can call once a year, and Shingle Express will come out to your home. We will put a ladder up, and climb on to your roof. We look for problems, like loose or missing shingles, cracked pipe collars, chimneys that need to be capped or repointed, loose flashing, clogged gutters, and the general condition of your shingles. We can give you an honest appraisal of the condition of your roof.
Home Buyer’s/Seller’s Inspection: This service, which is not free, is a professional inspection of the entire roof surface. Shingle Express will walk over every square foot of the roof, check for sponginess (rot or damage), leaks, holes, wear, and improper installation. We take photographs, and document every defect that will be a concern to a home buyer.
This goes far beyond what a normal “home inspection” will uncover. Typically, and home inspector may climb onto a roof, and look at certain areas, like the chimney. Sadly, they do not spend the time (as long as an hour) to completely walk the roof.
The price of the Buyer’s/Seller’s Inspection varies with the size of the home, and the steepness of the roof. Prices start at $149, and can cost as much as $349 for steep pitched cedar/terra cotta/slate roofs. However, it may be worth it. Click the “Horror Stories” tab and read about Rick’s home. A $199 Buyer’s/Seller’s Inspection would have warned him that the roof was improperly installed, and that his warranty would be worthless.