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What is a Roof Certification?

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If you are in the market to sell or buy a home, you are probably familiar with the term "inspection." But did you know that a typical home inspection doesn’t include one of the most important factors buyers should be looking for? That factor is none other than a roof certification.

The safety and stability of a home’s roof is an important element in determining its worth. If your roof hasn’t been inspected recently, or you don’t know if you have a roof certification, it should be on your to-do list.

What is a Roof Certification?

A roof certification is a document granted by a roof inspector that confirms the roof has been inspected (or, if necessary, repaired), is free of flaws, and is guaranteed to last for however long the certification states. It can act as a kind of warranty for any repairs or updates made. Roof certifications are available in various increments, usually ranging from 2 to 5 years. 

When buying or selling a home, it is important to ask when the roof was last inspected and if it has been granted a certification, since home inspectors don’t usually complete a thorough roof evaluation.

What Do Roof Inspectors Look For?

A roof certification is given by a roof inspector, by analyzing the following:

Roof inspectors will evaluate the roof from the interior and exterior, and will obtain a plethora of photos for their final report.

When evaluating your roof, inspectors will make note of any number of the below:

How Much Does a Roof Certification Cost?

The cost of a roof certification is fully dependent on the roofing company chosen for the job. Many roofing contractors offer free estimates for a roof project, but could charge for the level of thoroughness required for a certification.

The average cost of a roof certification can range anywhere from $75 to $200 depending on the location and other factors aforementioned.

How Often Should I Have a Roof Inspection?

Ideally, your roof should be inspected by a professional at least once per year. Additionally, it is beneficial to do an evaluation yourself once per year and again after major storms, checking for major tears, holes and leaks.

In Northern Colorado, house roofs tend to absorb more damage than most homeowners realize. Between fluctuating and unpredictable weather conditions and over 300 days of sun per year, it is essential to maintain the overall condition of your home’s main source of protection.

For all your roofing needs, including roof certification, give 970 Services a call. Our qualified team is reliable, professional, and consistent. We offer free inspections and guarantee satisfaction with every job completed. Our services include:

Contact us today for a free estimate!

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