Your home’s roof is its first line of defence against storms and extreme weather, be it a foot or more of snow dropping from the sky overnight or high winds that tear through the town. When homeowners place blind faith in their roof and neglect it completely until the first sign of a leak appears in the ceiling, they could already be facing much larger problems, unwanted structural issues, mold growth, or damaged insulation, for starters. Spare yourself a headache down the road by having your roof periodically inspected.
Costs of a roof inspection:
Basic roof inspection (under 1500 sf): $500.00 + tax
Can be done in the winter (due to snow no evaluation of the shingles), using infrared, moisture meter & inspecting attic, we can give you very good idea of the condition of your roof.
Custom Roof Inspection
Cost will vary, call your home inspector at Bartnicki Inspections for a free estimate.
Why a roof Inspection is needed
From the outside, it is not easy to tell whether a roof is actually in good shape or not.
We can easily say that a full replacement of your roof along with basic roofing repairs can cost the homeowner quite a bit of money.
Getting your roof inspected at least once a year, will prevent you from having to resort to costly roof repairs later on in the future.
Prospective homebuyers can factor in the cost of repairs to the price of a house by scheduling a home inspection that also includes a roof inspection.
It is important for existing homeowners, as well as homeowners who have recently moved, to undergo routine roof inspections to ensure that the roofs remain in a good condition.
How a roof is inspected
A home inspector watches for obvious problems like leaks, unusual bursting, windblown debris, and organic growth after the shingles are installed.
The last part of the roof inspection includes four facets: structure, materials, inside, and workmanship.
Inspection of structural components: The home inspector will examine the condition of the roof, its soffit, fascia, and gutter system. Masonry chimneys should have their cracks, crumbling mortar, and chimney caps inspected at this time. Poor ventilation will cause roof degradation and ice damming by causing heat and moisture buildups in the attic.
Material Inspection: Are there any leaks, moss, or rust, or damaged or missing flashing? Shingle aggregate on the ground indicates a roof nearing the end of its useful life.
In addition, the inspector will check whether there are any gaps around the vent pipes.
Inspection of Interior Ceilings, the Attic, and Interior Walls: In addition, in order to determine the cause of the leak, our home inspectors look at your interior walls and ceilings to see if anything is wrong.
Workmanship Inspection: Bartnicki Inspections’ home inspectors will look at your roof for workmanship and other problems that could increase the risk of leaks or roof damage in the future.
A roof leak at the top of a vent pipe, skylight, or chimney is a red flag for any new home buyer,
Please contact us if you would like to schedule an inspection for your roof. We service homeowners & homebuyers in Montreal, Rigaud, Hudson, Saint Lazare, Vaudreuil & the surrounding areas.