• A roof inspection is a way of determining the level of wear and tear of your roof, how long it may last, and when it will need to be replaced. Roof inspections involve looking for signs that indicate the wear on shingles and other roofing materials. A roof inspector does not need to remove any part of your roof. They are trained to correctly assess the lifespan of the roof visually. When a roof inspector cannot physically get to a place on your roof, they may use binoculars instead.

    A roof inspection also involves looking at your chimney and the flashing that surrounds it to assess the level of wear, examining gutters, downspouts, and anything else that attaches to the roof. 

    When performing a roofing inspection, all roof and structural components should be rated good, fair, or poor. Components in good condition do not need to be repaired or replaced, while components in fair condition may need to be repaired or more thoroughly inspected by a professional. Components and roofing in poor condition should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible by a professional contractor. 

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    Source:

    Home Advisor. How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Roof Inspector? http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/inspectors-and-appraisers/hire-a-roof-inspector/

    Houselogic. Inspecting Your Roof to Get Ahead of Problems. https://www.houselogic.com/organize-maintain/home-maintenance-tips/inspecting-and-maintaining-your-roof/

    Fountaine, Steve. Roof Inspections: Checklist and Information. 4 November 2014. http://www.buildings.com/buzz/buildings-buzz/entryid/278/roof-inspections-checklist-and-information.aspx