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Investing in Property? Get a Roof Inspection Certification

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If you are involved in buying or selling a piece of property, you know very well that there are a lot of steps involved in the process. One of the single most important steps is to obtain roof inspection certification. Here are a few facts about roof inspections, and a good look at why getting a roof inspection certification is important to do for before you conclude any real estate transaction.

Assess Condition of the Roof

A commercial or home roof inspection will give a thorough and complete assessment of the condition of the roof on the property that’s being considered for purchase/sale. This should include the windows, siding, and especially the gutters, too. If there are repairs to be made, this could be a factor in the purchase or sale price of the property.

Identify Potential Roof Problems

Not all problems on the roof are visible to the untrained eye. For instance, there could be storm damage which led to water leaks in the roof. There also could be loose shingles that would require some shingle repair or replacement. Another very important factor to inspect is the condition of the gutters. The gutters are of primary importance since they help remove water from the roof. Also important are windows and especially siding. Most vinyl siding is very easy to install and re-install, should it be damaged by the wind. But vinyl siding is very strong, keeping in place with wind up to speeds of 110 mph. As we can see here, most likely, these problems can be handled individually, and you will not need a new roof. However, it is best to address these matters before the transaction of the property is completed.

Advantageous for Selling Property

Producing roof inspection certification is a tremendous advantage if you are attempting to sell a property. The more you let your prospective buyer know about the condition of the property that they are thinking about investing in, the quicker the process will move along. And, since roof inspection certification is not required as part of a home inspection, producing this provides additional information to help the prospective buyer make up their mind about the deal more quickly.

Estimate Longevity of Roof

Roofing contractors know that a roof inspection certification can only be issued if certain criteria are met. These include the age of the roof, the pitch of the roof, and the number of layers of shingles on the roof at the time of the inspection. In most cases, unless a roof is good for another three years or more, roof inspection certification will not be issued.

It’s a well-known fact that in general, purchasing a home is one of the largest and most expensive purchases but an individual will make in a lifetime. Whether one is purchasing a home or commercial building, if the seller produces roof inspection certification it will provide great peace of mind. On the other side of the coin, if one is selling a home or commercial building, providing roof inspection certification to the prospective buyer may be an advantage in expediting the sale of the property. What both scenarios have in common is that roof inspection certification is beneficial to the buyer and seller in any real estate transaction.