If you have ever purchased or sold a home, you know that a big hurdle is the inspection process. Once that is completed, you may think you are in the clear if no red flags arise – especially where your roof is concerned. Everyone knows someone with a horror story related to spending a lot of money on a new home, only to find out the roof needs to be completely replaced once the purchase is complete. But there was an inspection, right? How did something like this get missed? A home inspection, the kind that normally precedes a house closing, glances at the roof but doesn’t thoroughly inspect it. A lot of new homeowners are learning this, and that is why homes with “older” roofs may get overlooked; that is, unless they are certified by our roofing contractors at RoofPRO, LLC!
What is a Roof Certification?
A roof certification is much more thorough than a “home inspection.” While a home inspection may include some commentary on your roof, it doesn’t have the same weight a roof certification has. A roof that is certified has a roof certification letter, which estimates the life of your roof and guarantees necessary repairs for a certain number of years. If you are looking to sell your Columbia, Maryland home, this letter sends a message to potential buyers about the maintenance and care you’ve put into your home, making it more desirable.
A roof certification must be completed by a certified, licensed roofing company, like Columbia, MD’s favorite, RoofPRO. Our roofers will climb on top of your roof and provide a thorough inspection. We will make a complete report regarding the condition of the roof; the efficiency of gutters, downspouts, and drains; the quality of the flashing and ridges; and any areas of movement. If any repairs are required to bring your roof up to standard, they must be completed prior to the roof certification being issued.
Is a Roof Certification a Warranty?
It is not a warranty. A roof certification is a document, created by one of our licensed roofers, that states the condition of the roof as it currently stands and estimates the remaining life left in the roof. We cannot offer a warranty on a roof we haven't installed. However, the major benefit of having a roof certification is having a company that knows your roof better than you do. You can rest assured knowing you are doing all you can to prevent leaking or improper insulation. Additionally, if you are selling your home, your potential buyers know exactly what they are getting when it comes to your roof. Having a home without any extra surprises makes it a motivated seller! This is why we recommend roof certifications especially for people looking to put their house on the market.
If we have described you – whether you are selling a home, buying a home, or just interested in learning more about the home you already have! – you should call our experts at RoofPRO, LLC today. Contact your number one Columbia, MD roofing company by filling out our online form or giving us a call at (410) 428-6806.
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