Roof Certifications Can Help to Sell Homes
The basic purposes of a roof certification is to:
- Inform a buyer about the condition of the roof
- Disclose its remaining life expectancy
- Make repairs, if necessary
When buying or selling a home it is always a good idea to check the condition of each and every property’s roof. Roof certifications are not usually included in a regular home inspection and they’re not always stipulated in purchase contracts. In most cases, whether buying or selling, it is a good idea to have the roof inspected and certified.
What is a Roof Certification?
Roof certifications are not the same as a home inspection. Home inspectors, for the most part, do not do complete roof inspections. Instead, roofing inspectors climb up on the roof, inspect the roof and issue an opinion on:
- Missing or loose roofing shingles or flashing
- Overall condition of the shingles.
- Ridge caps and trim metals.
- Flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents and valleys.
If the roof does not require repairs, we will issue the roof certification. The certification is good for between two to five years depending on condition.
If the roof does require repairs, after the repairs are performed, then we will issue the roof certification. A roof certification is not a roofing warranty. It is a written opinion of the potential longevity of the roof with proper ongoing maintenance.