• Bob Schisler

The Difference Between a Roof Inspection and a Roof Tune-Up

It’s been a while since you’ve done anything for your roof and you aren’t sure if you need a roof tune-up or just an inspection. You’ve come to the right place! In this post, we’ll share the differences between the two so that you can make the best decision. As always, if you have any questions or still aren’t sure then give us a call! We’re happy to help.

A Roof Inspection is a Visual Checkup

Many times a roof inspection is done when a house is under contract, however, the home inspector does not usually go up on the roof. This is a concern because problems and the true condition of a roof cannot be determined without a thorough rooftop evaluation.

We have a certified roofing technician go up on the roof for our inspections. He or she will also inspect the interior of the house for stains and the attic area for any issues. Here are a few things we look for when we’re on your rooftop:

  • Excessive granule loss

  • Torn or lost shingles

  • Low nails

  • Nail pops

  • Flashing issues such as improper installation

  • Improper attachment or fastening

  • Deteriorated or cracked caulking

  • Improper attachment of ridge vent and other flashings that have to be attached to the roof

  • Open joints

  • Exposed nail heads

  • Deteriorations at vent pipe collars, flashings, neoprene boots that waterproof the pipes

  • Structural issues that can only be determined while walking on the roof

  • Ice or snow damning problems

We also take a look at the chimney, gutters, skylights, or any satellite dishes. While they don’t involve the roof itself they can impact it by causing structural damage or leakage, which is ultimately what we’re trying to avoid.

Oftentimes, roofing companies that only do roof replacements will do free inspections and then do their best to convince you that you need a new roof. As a full-service company we often provide our customers with options.

A Roof Tune-Up Includes Some Repair Work

If it’s been a while since you had anyone check out your roof, a tune-up makes the most sense since you will likely need repairs. Get it all knocked out at the same time and enjoy the peace of mind of avoiding leaks.

The roof tune-up starts at $199 for 2 service hours and includes:

  • Minor cleaning out of the gutters

  • Sealing of any low nails or nail pops

  • Installing pipe boots on vent pipes

  • Any other necessary caulking at flashings or low nails

The tune-up is another way of having an expert assess the roof, but the key difference is that it also includes minor repair work.

Why Choose a Roofing Professional

It’s important to choose a full-service roofing contractor who understands and works on different aspects of roofing, whether it be emergency repairs, maintenance, corrective maintenance, or a replacement. It’s always best to know who to call before you are in panic mode because you’ve found a leak and it’s after business hours.

We love to solve roofing problems! That’s one of the reasons why we’re available 24/7 for our customers.

Give us a call to schedule your free roof inspection or your $199 roof tune-up today!

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