For those looking to add value to their home during the buying and selling process, our 18 point inspection can help.
Roof Certifications For Home Owners and Agents
Our certifications are legal, verified documents that supplement the whole home inspection.
We often get asked what a roof certification is for and why people need one. Veteran Roofers is here to answer those questions.
Why do I need a certification?
If you’re buying or selling a home or considering a full appraisal, then a roof certification is for you. A complimentary asset to the required whole home inspection required by real estate agents, banks, and insurance companies during the purchasing and selling process, a roof certification is an added benefit that will cover you and add value to your home.
What is an "18 Point Inspection"?
Our 18 point roof certification is a comprehensive inspection of your entire roof system. Ventilation, sheathing, and flashing are just some of the key components that factor in the life span of the roof system.
How long does this qualify our roof for?
This inspection can qualify your roof for up to 5 years.
Does this meet bank and insurance company requirements?
Yes! Absolutely! We actually exceed bank and insurance company requirements for roof certifications to make sure you are protected.
What is a "Roof System"?
Your roof consists of more than just the materials on top of your home. A roof system includes ventalation, sheathing, flashing, gutters, plywood, seals, valley underlayment and more. Call us today and we can explain details further!
The 18 Points
- Inspect the attic and exterior of roof for moisture or dry rot.
- Inspect the attic insulation for proper R-value.
- Measure and calculate for proper attic ventilation.
- Inspect the attic intake and exhaust vents for blockage, cracks or holes.
- Inspect for proper shingle overhang at gutters and eves.
- Check the gutters and downspouts for blockage and proper drainage.
- Inspect the roof for exposed fasteners and moss build up.
- Inspect the chimney counter flashing and step flashing.
- Inspect the chimney cap, crown, and mortar joints.
- Inspect all skylight glass seals, flashing, rubber gaskets on the curb.
- Inspect all plumbing pipe boots for warping, cracking and fatigue.
- Check heating pipes and collars for proper installation.
- Inspect the wall flashing and edge metal.
- Check for squirrel, raccoon, and rat entry points.
- Check all valleys and ridges for cracks and proper installation.
- Check the shingles curling, brittleness, missing granules, cracking, and age.
- Inspect seals on shingles to prevent wind damage.
- Inspect sheeting for warping, missing fasteners, and rafter alignment.