A roof is one of the most expensive components of a home when it comes to replacement or even repair. Which is why it is very important to make sure there are no major issues with it before the purchase of the home. That includes chimneys, vents, skylights and other areas where leaks can occur. Even if there are no major issues at the time of inspection, its not a bad thing to get an idea of how old the roof is, how many times it's been layered over, and what the remaining life expectancy is. There may not be any leaks at the present moment, but if it needs to be replaced within a year, you need to plan for that. Use that to your advantage when it comes to negotiating the sale price. Yet another perfect example of how a detailed Home Inspection done by the right inspector will mean all the difference between a really good deal on a home or you stuck with the cost of replacing a $10,000 roof or chimney.
Investment Inspection takes pride in what they do and they are all about saving YOU money. Our inspectors take their time and do it right. They physically get on the roof and walk it, looking for damage and feeling for soft spots (which would indicate water damage). In addition, they check all vents, skylights, chimneys, solar panels, shingles, and any other components involved. They investigate layers of shingles and look for fade/deterioration, and they combine it with the history or invoices with the seller. This provides information on the age of the roof, type of materials used, the quality of the job and overall history of any problems. In turn, the inspector can then formulate their best estimate on if or when the roof needs to be replaced. Again, providing you with a negotiating tool when it comes to sale price or conditions of contract in which the seller can pay for all or part of the cost of replacing the roof. The same principal is applied to chimneys, skylights or roof vents. All areas are inspected and if there are any issues at all, they can be brought to the attention of the seller. Let Investment Inspection save you money. Give us a call!