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Roofing System Inspection

The roof structure is a key component of the structural systems analysis. It must be engineered to properly distribute the live and dead loads to the foundation. Your A-Pro inspector examines the roofing structure from both the exterior and interior to evaluate its condition and note the following condition issues:

  • Sagging Ceilings
  • Wood Rot
  • Wet Insulation
  • Ridge Separation
  • Loose Knee Braces
  • Loose Rafters
  • Moisture Intrusion
  • Insect or Rodent Presence
  • Fire Damage

 

Roof Covering Materials

 

The roof covering’s primary purpose is to shield the home’s interior from the effects of adverse weather. Your A-Pro inspector examines the roof and reports the roof material type as well as any visible conditions that prohibit the roofing material from performing its job. Your inspector may or may not climb on the roof to inspect it. Drones, telephoto lenses and other improving technologies are being used more frequently when a roof poses safety hazards or may be damaged if walked upon.

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY – ROOFING YEARS
Aluminum Coating 3 to 7
Asphalt Shingles (3-tab) 20
Asphalt (architectural) 30
BUR (built-up roofing) 30
Clay/Concrete 100+
Coal and Tar 30
Copper 70+
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Rubber 15 to 25
Fiber Cement 25
Green (vegetation-covered) 5 to 40
Metal 40 to 80
Modified Bitumen 20
Simulated Slate 10 to 35
Slate 60 to 150
TPO 7 to 20
Wood 25

 

Attic

An attic inspection can disclose significant problems.

Although the attic may not be on the buyer’s mind, there are many reasons why it’s one of the most important areas of concern for home inspectors. An attic inspection should not be overlooked because it can tell much about the history of a home. It can provide evidence of potentially significant problems that may not be disclosed by the home seller or even acknowledged by the current occupant of the home.

While in the attic, your A-Pro inspector evaluates the structural components of your roofing and framing systems, the chimney, and insulation and ventilation systems. Your inspector will also check for evidence of wood rot, moisture intrusion, fire damage, and the presence of insects or rodents. Accessible attic plumbing, electrical and mechanical components are also evaluated for performance and included in the report.

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