San Diego Roofing Inspection Services
Buying a new home is a big life decision, especially in San Diego where housing is expensive and the market is very competitive. Most prospective buyers know to check the foundation and electrical wiring of a prospective house, but often overlook inspecting the roof. Considering how expensive and important residential roofs are, this is quite surprising.
According to the National Roof Certification and Inspection Association, roof deficiencies are the most common problem reported by home inspectors. At Unified Solar and Roofing, our team of experienced roofers can perform a comprehensive inspection of your prospective home’s roof before you buy, which could save you thousands of dollars on repairs in the future.
Do not make the mistake of investing in your new San Diego home before you get a thorough roof inspection. We offer San Diego roof inspection services along with all other San Diego roofing and solar services to help our valued customers.
Roof Inspection vs. Home Inspection
During the buying process, a home inspection will be conducted on your potential house. This will provide a visual review of the property’s main systems and components, and usually evaluates the condition of the plumbing, electrical, HVAC, foundation and roof.
On the other hand, a roof inspection in San Diego puts just your roof into focus instead of the entire home. At Unified Solar and Roofing, one of our inspectors will take a close look at the integrity of the entire roof system and check for signs of structural or superficial damage.
Why You Need A Roof Inspection
Roofs, like most everything, have a shelf life. A poorly maintained roof may need to be replaced soon even though it is only five years old. On the other hand, a well maintained ten year old roof may have years of life ahead of it. You cannot use the age of a roof as the entire basis of determining when it needs to be replaced.
At Unified Solar and Roofing, one of our expert technicians can tell you if those curled up shingles or minor gaps in the flashing have caused severe water damage to the structure of your prospective house. As mentioned above, a general home inspection will only take a superficial look at the roof, while one of our experienced roof inspectors will evaluate the roof in great detail. We will note every problem and repair that needs to be made, as well as the impact it has on your potential home. After the roof inspection is done, our team will provide you with a detailed report of the condition of the roof.
A San Diego Roof Inspection Can Help During Negotiations
Having a good idea of required roofing repairs or related structural damage gives you better leverage when you negotiate the price of your prospective San Diego home.
For instance, if the home inspection report says the roof has several years of life left, the seller may prorate the value of the home. This may result in a seemingly reasonable decrease in the home’s sale price. However, if you get the roof inspected by a credible roofing company like Unified Solar and Roofing and are told by one of our expert technicians that the roof needs to be replaced much sooner, you will be able to negotiate a lower closing cost. Or, you may even be able to ask the seller to take care of the roof replacement before closing.
The Peace of Mind A Professional Roof Inspection Provides
Inspections are not only for buyers- they’re also a great idea if you’re listing your San Diego home for sale. A thorough roof inspection conducted by one of our experienced roofers allows you to give potential home buyers a report stating the quality of your roof. This will allow negotiations to be fully transparent. They’ll trust the report, and they’ll trust you because you’ve already alleviated one of their major concerns. If the roof inspection by the general home inspector agrees with your roof inspection report provided by Unified Solar and Roofing, they’ll be more likely to close at your requested price because they know you aren’t hiding defects with your property from them.
Choose The Leading San Diego Roofing Inspection Company
In summary, roof damage can cause costly structural damage you don’t want to deal with when buying a home. Standard home inspections required by the mortgage company are not thorough enough to give you an accurate assessment of the roof. Before you invest in an expensive San Diego house, reach out to Unified Solar and Roofing. Our team can provide a thorough residential roofing inspection on your San Diego home so that you don’t end up with a costly roof repair or roof replacement bill soon after you purchase your home.
We provide our expert roofing services to all of San Diego’s 100 neighborhoods, and will walk you through the roofing inspection process from start to finish with great quality service. To schedule an estimate, fill out our contact form or call (858) 382-4532.