How Is Our Johnson County Roof Inspection Different from a Pre-Purchase Home Inspector’s?

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And Why You Should Call Our Kansas City-Area Roofing Company at the First Sign of Trouble

Before you sell or purchase a home, get a feel for what to expect from a home inspection by getting a roof inspection by a Johnson County roofing company you can trust.

Not sure how this benefits you? Keep reading to discover the difference between a house inspector’s work and ours and what you can do with the information you receive from both.

What Is a Home Inspector Required to Do?

The home inspector you hire to check over a house you’re considering buying generally will do a thorough job of looking at major systems and identifying anything you should know about.

However, your pre-purchase home inspector is not required to climb onto the roof to get a closer look at shingles, flashing, granules, or structural integrity.

“Inspecting” a roof from the ground level is likely to result in missed issues or inaccurate observations, which could end up costing you money in roofing repair or replacement in the future if you decide to move forward with the purchase.

Furthermore, there are no licensing requirements for home inspectors in Missouri or Kansas, which means your Kansas City home inspector has no state authority guaranteeing knowledge or professionalism. (Most home inspectors are professionals and do great work – they’re just not necessarily roofing experts!)

What Does Our Roofing Company Do During a Johnson County Roof Inspection?

Our experienced techs will climb onto your roof and conduct our signature 21-point inspection, take photos, and explain in detail what we found. We’re good at noticing even minute details because we’re on roofs all day, every day.

Then, we’ll give you the information you need to determine whether you should replace your roof before you list your home for sale or make a purchase, and we can work with your homeowner’s insurance if we find that a natural weather event, like high winds, caused damage to your roof.

Our inspection includes:

  • Skylights: Is there proper flashing around your skylight? Is it secured?
  • Chimney: Does your chimney have signs of cracking or leaning? Is it properly flashed where it meets your roof? Is it appropriately covered?
  • Ventilation: Does your attic “breathe” the way it should to prevent mold growth?
  • Shingles: Are your shingles in good condition? Are they cracked? Is there any granule loss? Are any shingles loose, curled, or improperly attached? Were any sections of shingles repaired in the past?
  • Flashing: Is the flashing at all roof joints, edges, and around skylights installed correctly? Is it in good condition?
  • Gutters: Are your gutters properly installed? Do they need gutter guards? Do downspouts attach correctly?
  • And more

What Can I Learn from My Roof Inspection in Johnson County, Kansas?

A pre-purchase home inspector will give you a basic overview of the repairs a house needs to meet current code and to protect the occupants’ health and safety. The condition of the roof is just one component of a long list they fulfill as part of their service to you – and at a cost.

Our roofing company offers a robust 21-point inspection that goes into detail about your roof, and is focused entirely on roofing and its related structures and features. Current homeowners can get an inspection at no cost to them, courtesy of one of Vision Construction’s experienced technicians.

We also can provide a detailed roofing repair or replacement estimate and help you work with your homeowner’s insurance for coverage. You’re responsible for your deductible, and we can take care of the rest, in the event your roof needs professional attention. A regular home inspector cannot provide a cost estimate, nor can they recommend a service provider.

Don’t Attempt to Do It Yourself!

Whether your roof is flat or steeply gabled, getting onto your roof in an attempt to inspect it yourself is a dangerous idea. At best, you’re unscathed with little more information than you started, and at worst, you’ve sustained serious injury.

Leave climbing onto the roof to trained professionals with specialized equipment, instead. And because it’s at no cost to you, there’s no reason not to.

Which Companies Do Roof Inspections Near Me?

You can trust us, Vision Construction, to inspect your roof. We’re licensed, insured, Class-A contractors with an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau and have a portfolio of work we’re proud of. Our team also holds certifications including:

  • Haag-Certified Inspector of Residential Roofs
  • CertainTeed Select Shinglemaster
  • CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator
  • International Code Council-certified

If you’re planning to sell your house, be prepared for what the buyer’s home inspector may say about your roof or prepare to fix it by scheduling a free roof inspection in Johnson County through Vision Construction. Send us a message online to get started.