Home inspections in Vancouver, WA: Roof inspection
A roof is part of a house that can often be overlooked. It’s not something most people think about everyday. But, when you do notice it, there’s a good chance it’s because you’ve discovered some damage. At that point, it’s time for some significant repairs and you’ll likely be paying a premium to get it fixed right away. That’s why an independent roof inspection by a home inspector — not a roofing contractor with a financial incentive to call out needless and expensive repairs — is essential. And if you’re buying a home, a quality roof inspection is a vital part of a home inspection— knowing what condition your roof is in and what repairs might be needed can save you thousands of dollars.
At Northbank Home Inspection, I carry tall ladders to every roof inspection to make sure I can access all parts of a roof to give you a quality and thorough inspection. My inspection reports include clear, high-quality pictures to give you as much information as possible so you can make the best decisions when buying a home or getting your roof repaired. In addition to walking the roof or inspecting it from different vantage points, I climb into the attic to investigate further. My report will give you easy-to-read comments, high resolution photos, and independent recommendations.
Below is a sampling of roof inspection items:
|Item inspected||Common defects|
|Roofing materials||Missing, worn or damaged shingles|
|Flashing||Missing, damaged, or improperly installed|
|Structure||Wood rot or sagging areas|
|Penetrations||Cracked plumbing vent boots, fasteners|
|Gutters||Leaking, inadequate slope, terminate too close to foundation, debris|
|Chimney||Missing cap, unlined, major/minor crack|
|Inadequate slope for materials used||Slope less than 4:12 requires additional underlayment|
|Tile roof support||Improper structural design for roof weight|
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