Through our years of experience, we have found that over 80% of rooftops sold have damage or leaks which cost the new buyer large sums of money. In most cases, a roof inspection could have prevented these leaks. At Restoration RX, we can confidently perform inspections to prevent leaks, because of our patent-pending inspection process. Our process is the most advanced in the industry, so you can be sure you’re getting the best service. We have also completed the required Inspector and Contractor Roof Inspection Training to become an NRCIA member.
VisualROOF® INSPECTION Process
The NRCIA maximizes roof life by using its patent-pending inspection process to inspect the roof. Our roof inspectors and contractors search for both vital roof repair work and for conditions that might cause a roof to leak in the future.
Following the NRCIA roof inspection protocols, a trained specialist starts the inspection by examining the interior walls, ceilings, and attic. We examine these to see if there is any visual evidence of a roof leak. Any evidence gives the roof inspector a very good idea of what to take a closer look at during the actual inspection of the roof.
Next, the inspector or contractor examines the perimeter of the building to look for further evidence of leaks or damage. That includes looking for water stains on the outside of the building and looking for dry-rot and damage on the eaves and rafters.
After the interior and perimeter observations are complete, the inspector moves to the roof itself and performs a visual (non-destructive) examination. Each type of roof has its own common critical areas. This is why we train our specialists to pay special attention to these potential trouble spots.
After the Inspection: Roof Inspection Report
During the entire roof inspection process, the inspector takes photos of any evidence of current or future roof leaks. Once all photos are taken and the inspection is complete, the inspector assembles the written roof inspection report. This report includes photos along with an explanation of findings, their implications, and recommended repairs. Only our proprietary Inspection PLUS® software can generate a written roof inspection report that includes digital photos, detailed notes and an estimate of repair costs. All of our roof inspections include the detail and professional opinion (typically missing from home inspection reports) that mortgage lenders, homeowners insurance adjusters and roof riders need on home warranty insurance policies.
In addition to giving the customer an idea of what it will cost to repair the roof, estimated repair costs can help in home sale negotiations as well.
Forensic ROOF® INSPECTION
For roof assessments that are specific or technical in nature, you will need a Forensic ROOF® Inspection. A Forensic ROOF® Inspection is a comprehensive, customized inspection. It includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Asbestos testing of roofing materials
- Mold presence
- Code compliance
- Manufacturer’s installation
- Specification compliance
- Workmanship evaluation
- An inspection of walking decks
- Water testing
- Determination of roof slope
- Ponding and drainage
- Structural engineering analysis
All independent experts are trained in their specific areas of expertise. So, we price each Forensic ROOF® Inspection according to the services requested and the tests required.
Interested in having your roof inspected? Call us today or schedule it online with Restoration RX!