Residential Roofing Inspections

Southeastern Roofing expert inspects roof for damage

A roof inspection is the first step in any standard roofing project. First, the roof inspector will examine the general condition of the roof, including any damage that may be present. Then, the inspector will look at the type of roofing material used and how long it is expected to last. Once the inspection has been completed, the inspector will provide you with a report that includes an itemized list of repairs, if any, and a recommended course of action. This report can help you determine if you need to repair your roof right away or if you can wait a little while before making any repairs. Roof inspection is an important service to include when considering hiring a roofer to inspect and repair your roof.

What is a Residential Roof Inspection?

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A residential roof inspection is a comprehensive assessment of the roofing components of a home. During an inspection, a roofing professional will examine the roof’s structural support, roofing material stability, potential leaks and water damage, unusual wear and tear, and other potential issues such as organic growth, cracks, and aging materials. They will also look for issues such as broken seals on shingles, granule loss, dry rot, broken caulk or rust spots on flashing, and missing or buckling shingles.

Why Might I Need My Roof Inspected?

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A roof inspection should be conducted regularly to detect any common roofing problems such as missing shingles, moss/plant growth, leaks or cracks, shingles curling or buckling, debris in gutters, or sagging or drooping. Regular roof inspections can help homeowners prioritize improvement projects, detect damage from storms or strong winds, identify roofing issues that can be covered under a roof warranty, identify aging or weathering damage, assess any damage caused by routine maintenance, and detect any leaks that may have occurred. Routine roof inspections are crucial in understanding the roof’s condition and can help extend its life.

Top Ten Reasons for a Roof Inspection

  1. Detecting common roofing problems;
  2. Prioritizing improvement projects;
  3. Warrant repairs; 
  4. Weathering and aging;
  5. Routine maintenance damage;
  6. Storm damage; 
  7. Leak assessment;
  8. Stopping damage before it starts;
  9. Proper drainage; 
  10. Safety.

How Much Time Does a Roof Inspection Require?

A residential roof inspection typically takes around 45-60 minutes, depending on the size, type, and slope of the roof. In some cases, it may take up to several hours if moss or lichen are discovered, or if the inspector is required to write up a full report with pictures. Our consultants do provide photos and a detailed report, and in some instances, drone footage of the roof.

How Does a Drone Roof Inspection Work?

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A drone roof inspection works by using a drone to take pictures and videos of a roof to visually inspect its condition. The drone is flown above or around the roof and captures images and videos that can be used to identify issues or potential damage. The data is then analyzed by a professional to determine the condition of the roof and recommend any necessary repairs or maintenance. Drone roof inspections are especially useful for tracking the health of a roof over time, as the images and videos can be compared to identify changes and potential damage caused by storms or other factors.

What Expertise is Required to Perform a Residential Roof Inspection

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A residential roof inspection requires expertise in roofing materials, structural support, stability of roofing material, leak detection, wear and tear, windblown debris, organic growth issues, and repair issues. A roof inspector also needs a mixture of experience, education, and licensing in the building inspection profession. Our roofing consultants are required to pass a rigorous training program based on the GAF Master Elite Certification program.

What is the Cost of a Residential Roof Inspection?

The average cost for a residential roof inspection is between $120 and $300, although prices can vary depending on the size of the roof and the complexity of the inspection. We provide residential roof inspections completely free of charge.

Does Every Roof Inspection Result in an Insurance Claim Getting Filed?

Not every roof inspection results in an insurance claim being filed. Roof inspections are important to determine the extent of the damage and to understand whether it is covered by insurance. If the damage is due to the age of the roof, natural wear and tear, or the roof failing because of a faulty installation or low quality materials, filing an insurance claim may not be warranted. Depending on the inspection results, a homeowner may decide to file a claim or pay for the repairs out of pocket.

Professional Roof Inspections Are a Must

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After a thorough on-site exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of the work that needs to be done to resolve any leaks or other issues, as well as the cost to complete the repairs. If the damage is beyond a certain percentage of the roof, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof. Our experienced, trustworthy professionals will give you a complete picture so you may make the right decision for your family and your finances.

It’s crucial to hire a roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge to fix your roof. Our contractors have been in business for more than 10 years, and we can quickly diagnose issues and provide the solutions you need.

If you’re concerned about face-to-face contact, or feeling pressured by a pushy salesman, we offer a no-contact, no-cost inspection of your roof. That’s right: our expert estimator will visit your house, inspect the roof, then he will provide an estimate electronically. We’ll be able to tell you why (and where) your roof is damaged, what your options are to repair it, and whether we suggest you replace it or not. Of course, we prefer to meet with you in person, and demonstrate where the issues are and what needs to be repair, but we leave that up to our customers.

How to Schedule a Roof Inspection

If you have a need for an emergency roof repair, call us at 1-999-999-9999, use our convenient website chat feature, or click the button below to book using our online appointment request form. While we generally sleep at night like other mere mortals, we do have a 24-hour emergency monitor keeping an eye on things. Feel free to contact us whenever you feel the need?

Southeastern Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor

Southeastern Roofing is a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor

The Master Elite® Certification is GAF’s factory certification program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you, the homeowner, that the roof will be completed well and professionally. This is a highly prestigious award because only 2% of all roofing contractors in the country have qualified as Master Elite®. 

What does this mean for you as a homeowner?

Choosing a GAF Master Elite® contractor is your assurance that you will be dealing with a quality, dependable and professional contractor. In order for a roofing contractor to qualify for the certification, they must meet the following standards:

  • A+ BBB rating
  • Licensed in the state where they operate
  • Be current with distributor partners in receivables
  • In business for at least 3 years
  • Consistently show ethical contracting in their service area
  • Be adequately insured
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional training


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