5 Reasons To Use A Home Inspector That Will Walk The Roof When Possible

  1. Identify Roofing Issues: Walking the roof allows the home inspector to closely examine the roofing materials, identify any signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, and assess the overall condition of the roof. This helps in detecting potential issues that may require repairs or replacement.
  2. Spot Hidden Problems: Walking the roof provides an opportunity to identify hidden problems that may not be visible from ground level. This includes issues like deteriorating flashing, damaged vents, or improper installation, which can lead to leaks and water damage if left unaddressed.
  3. Evaluate Structural Integrity: By physically walking the roof, the inspector can assess its structural integrity, checking for any sagging or signs of stress. This helps ensure that the roof is capable of adequately supporting its own weight and withstand potential weather conditions.
  4. Assess Maintenance Needs: Walking the roof allows the inspector to evaluate its overall maintenance needs. They can provide recommendations for necessary repairs, cleaning, or maintenance tasks to extend the lifespan of the roof and prevent future issues.
  5. Enhance Accuracy of Assessment: A thorough roof inspection requires direct observation, and walking the roof provides the inspector with a firsthand view of its condition. This helps in providing a more accurate and detailed assessment of the roof’s health, allowing homeowners to make informed decisions about potential repairs or negotiations.

While it’s not always possible or safe for an inspector to walk the roof in every situation, when feasible, it is beneficial to have a home inspector who includes roof walking as part of their evaluation process to ensure a comprehensive inspection.  LOOK Property Inspection will walk the roof any time it is an option to provide the best information and detail possible to our client.