If you are looking to sell your home, a roof certification is a great way to give your buyers peace of mind and eliminate financial concessions. Here are a few things to know about roof certifications and why you should get one.
What is a Roof Certification?
Roofing contractors issue roof certifications to verify that a roof is free of defects and is in sound condition. Roof certifications should indicate the number of years that your roofing contractor believes the roof will last in his or her professional opinion. In some cases, a roofing contractor will need to make repairs before certifying a roof.
What Do We Look for When Issuing a Roof Certification?
When performing a roof inspection to issue a roof certification, we consider the type of roof, age, pitch, and the number of layers of shingles on the roof. We look for any repairs needed for flashings or other areas where water could penetrate the roof. We closely inspect the ridge and individual shingles to be sure that everything is sealed properly, and no nails are exposed. A roofing contractor will also check to be sure that the roof meets current local code requirements.
Why Should I Get a Roof Certification?
Roof certifications are commonly required during a home transaction. Some mortgage lenders and home insurance companies will not lend money or insure a home with a bad roof. They also give home buyers peace of mind about the condition of the roof and a general opinion of its life expectancy. Since installing a roof can be one of the largest home maintenance expenses, a roof certification can show the home’s true value and allow for a smooth selling process.
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