Orange County Roof Inspection Near Me
A proper roof inspection always begins with the meeting of a experienced roof inspector. South County Roofing has been doing roof inspection for almost 30 years with some of the top real estate agents in Orange County.
Once you get your roof inspection scheduled we will meet you at the property with a guaranteed time of arrival and perform an exterior building perimeter checking for signs of leaks or roofing related problem that you should know about.
Interior Part of the Roof Inspection
If allowed, we will enter the property and check every accessible roof of the house. This is a critical part of the roof inspection because if a roof is leaking in most cases you will see visual signs on the interior of the home.
Because some of the signs are very subtle and small a high-powered flashlight may be utilized to check ceilings and walls for any signs of a roof leaks. It is critical to have a trained eye for this part of the inspection.
Often, we find signs of roof leaks that the current homeowner was unaware of. Call us today for your Orange County roof inspection needs.
Checking the Perimeter of the Roof
Not all roof leaks can be spotted from the inside of the home. Some roof leaks only show signs around the exterior or edges of the roof.
This could be in the form of a termite damaged rafter tail, dry rotted eave boards, or even damage to the wood fascia.
Therefore, it is important for your inspector to walk the perimeter of the roof before going up making sure to ether take mental of physical notes of any worrisome damage.
Not following these simple steps could lead to the roof inspector missing signs of potential roof leaks.
Professional Roof Top Inspection
The last part of the roof inspection is the visual roof inspection. Visual meaning it is not forensic, and we do not take anything a part.
We can only use our eyes and cameras to document what we can see. One important detail to keep in mind is even the best inspector cannot guarantee that he will find every leak.
That is mostly because some roof leaks show no signs on the visible portions of the roof. The water could be getting under a section of the roof that looks totally normal because the installer did not do water proofing under the shingles or tiles properly.
You could only see this if you had x-ray vision.
A thorough roof inspection will include checking all plumbing and heating flashing. Making sure they are code approved.
This means they are FHA approved roof flashings that guarantee a specific size and thickness of the steel used to make the flashing.
Every vent stack needs to be checked for a storm collars where needed and the condition of the sealant on the collar.
The sealant needs to be checked in other areas well such as: skylight corners, chimney corners, and other critical flashing areas that require a high-quality sealant.
Orange County Tile Roof Inspection
In the event the roof is made from some sort of tile the inspector should be familiar with the installation methods of that tile.
Courses or rows of roofing tile should be eyed or measure to make sure they are not overexposed.
The entire surface of the roof should be walked in a manner that allows the inspector to accurately count any broken tiles.
The area of the roof that goes under and eaves and tin runs should be checked for loose or displaced tiles. Tile in these areas is often cut pieces of roof tile and they must be glued or adhered in place.
If the installer used a poor-quality sealant there is a good chance these tiles will be loose or what we call “floating”. Meaning the tile is just sitting there without and adhesive or fastener.
Asphalt Composition Roof Inspection Details
Just like in the case of a tile roof the inspector should be familiar with the installation methods of that shingle. This is made possible through the manufacture where an inspector can get certified by a shingle manufacture themselves ensuring he has passed specific tests where his knowledge of the shingle can be measured.
We have had certification from many different manufactures such as GAF, Eagle, Certainteed, Mule, and a few others. South County Roofing is currently only credentialed by Certainteed Corp.
Your Roof Inspection WILL NOT be Like This:
An employee sent out that goes up on the roof for a few quick minutes and then comes down and gives you the bad news. This may be free in some instances but, it could turn out to be the most expensive free advice you have ever had.
Why having us perform your roof inspection is different from an free estimate? Our roof inspection gives the buyer much more detailed information on your roof than your basic roofing estimate.
You will need specifics written on a professional report in order to sway a seller to discount or credit you for some roof repairs.
Furthermore, with our Roof Inspection service, you get a highly qualified inspector who will take an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential roof to:
- Evaluate the physical condition: structure, construction, of the roof system (s)
- Identify items that needs to be repaired or replaced.
- Estimate the remaining useful life of the roof system (s)
- Check the roof carefully for broken roof tiles and photograph them.
- Make sure roof plumbing and heating flashings are sealed and have the proper storm collars.
- Inspect skylights for cracks and proper roof flashing details.
- Photograph all roof valley sections that have excess debris and proper roof valley flashing.
- Look for loose, displaced, missing, or slipped roofing or roof tiles.
- Photograph and document previous roof repairs giving you an insight into the roofs history.
When the inspection is done and paid for we will provide you the client our own four-page written roof report that is both thorough and professional looking. All the above will help gain the confidence of the seller that findings are valid and need to be dealt with and in the end a credit for necessary repair and that will save your money to be spent where want to.
Moreover, a roof inspection done by us gives you the buyer an impartial and visual evaluation of the overall condition of the roof and items that need to be repaired or replaced. The inspection will provide a detailed report that will be emailed to you (the client) within 24 hours of doing the inspection, and we will provide pictures of important repair items via a link on the internet that will allow you to simply access the pictures.
Our report will cover everything we believe you need to know in order to make an informed offering on your new home purchase.
You Should Be an Informed Orange County Homebuyer
It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer. Be sure that what you buy has a satisfactory roof covering in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine the roof on your potential new home with a qualified Roof Inspector.
If you have a question about a home your buying that you want inspected by us then email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The office manager will get back to you right away.
If you have a specific concern and need it taken care of right away, then please fill out our contact form.
Filling out the form allows us to quickly know where you are, what you need, and allow us to handle the request quicker.
Lastly, if it is raining you must fill out the form. Rather than us calling you back, leaving messages, returning your message, playing phone tag, and then getting all your info over the telephone.
The contact form cuts straight to that and you will get scheduled much more quickly.