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Home Inspection: Inspecting the Roof

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by admin in buying a home | When do you need a home inspection

home inspection inspecting the roof

Have you ever wondered how we go about inspecting the roof? While some home inspectors do a visual inspection of the roof from the ground using binoculars, we believe a more thorough inspection is in order. At Absolute Home Inspection, we will walk the entire roof whenever possible.

We place a high importance on the condition of your roof and the related components because we know that the roof is one area that you most likely have not seen – and may never see. Since you are hoping to buy this home, we want to give you a full report on what may be the most expensive home repair you’ll ever make should the roof need a full replacement.

Here are some of the components of an Absolute roof inspection. Our report will note the:

  • style of the roof and its condition
  • number and age of the asphalt layers
  • average life expectancy for that roof category
  • type of ventilation system
  • materials used for the chimney flashing, if flashing is missing or if sealing is recommended
  • condition of any valleys in the roof
  • status of any skylights and their seals
  • condition of the plumbing vents

Inspecting the roof does not involve just the exterior of the rooftop. In addition to walking the complete roof whenever possible, we also inspect the attic. We check for any signs of leaks and other problems with the roof framework.

At Absolute Home Inspection, we are proud of the work we do. Give us a call at 859.230.1450.

Absolute Home Inspection performs residential and commercial inspections including air quality, termite, and radon inspections in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area. Our professional home inspections enable you to make an informed decision when buying a home in Lexington, Winchester, Paris, Georgetown, Versailles, Midway, Frankfort, Nicholasville, Berea and Richmond, Kentucky. Contact us for your free quote.

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