Cert-A-Deck®: A Division of Cert-A-Roof®

Deck Inspection Services in Orange County & Southern CA

Cert-A-Deck® Certified Deck Inspections 

As a leading authority in the roofing industry, Cert-A-Deck® extends our expertise to provide professional deck inspection services in Orange County and throughout Southern CA. Known for our comprehensive and reliable services, we offer Cert-A-Deck® certified inspections of balconies, decks, porches, stairways, walkways, and more. Our team of qualified inspectors is well-versed in the latest safety standards and regulations, including California’s SB 721, ensuring that every inspection is thorough and compliant. By choosing Cert-A-Deck®, you are entrusting your property to a team of professionals dedicated to safeguarding the structural integrity of your outdoor spaces. 

Who Is Qualified to Complete Deck & Balcony Inspections in CA? 

According to SB 721, deck and balcony inspections must be performed by a certified independent inspector. This inspector should have adequate knowledge and experience to perform a thorough evaluation of balconies, decks, and other elevated exterior elements in buildings with three or more dwelling units. The inspectors are typically licensed architects, structural engineers, certified building inspectors, or general contractors who possess an “A,” “B,” or “C-5” license and at least five years of experience. 

Looking for a qualified professional to handle your deck inspections in Southern California? Look no further than Cert-A-Roof®

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    Cert-A-Roof's report helped the buyers get a credit for repairs which they used after the close of escrow to address the roofing issues and get a warranty for the roof.
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Cert-A-Roof®, accredited by the NRCIA to perform SB 721 inspections, leverages our patented Cert-A-Deck® process to prolong the lifespan of decks, balconies, porches, stairways, walkways, and entry structures across various types of buildings.

As part of the comprehensive inspection procedure, our certified inspectors document any current or potential structural compromises or leaks. Following a thorough inspection, a detailed report is compiled within 24 hours, featuring photographs, problem areas, and recommended solutions.

Every deck and balcony inspection we conduct provides the level of detail and expert opinion required by local enforcement agencies.

Our reports include all of the following details:

  • The current condition of the exterior elevated elements
  • Expectations of future performance and projected service life
  • Recommendations for any further inspections and maintenance
  • Recommendations for any necessary repair or replacement

In addition to deck inspections, we provide professional roof inspection and certification services. Contact us to learn more about how we can protect your property. 

Schedule a deck inspection in Southern California by calling (714) 942-1877 today. We look forward to serving you.

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SB 721 Inspection Requirements 

The State of California has enacted Senate Bill No. 721 (SB 721), a law that imposes stringent inspection requirements on multifamily buildings. As per the stipulations of SB 721, owners of buildings with three or more units are obligated to conduct periodic inspections. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure the structural integrity and safety of balconies, decks, and stairs, which are categorized as Exterior Elevated Elements (EEE). 

This law was approved in September 2018 and mandates that all relevant inspections must be completed by January 1st, 2025. The inspection report, which needs to be submitted within 45 days of the property inspection, must clearly define the current condition of the EEE, specify the expected service life of the elevated element, and clarify expectations for maintenance and repairs. 

Below are additional key requirements of SB 721:

  • All safety inspections must be performed by individuals who are qualified under provisions of SB721. 
  • The property owner must correct any problems which require repair or replacement.
  • The inspector must inspect at least 15% of each type of elevated element during the inspection; they are responsible for determining which features to examine. 
  • Property owners must schedule re-inspections every 6 years. 

Buildings That Are Required to Have Deck Inspections 

Under SB 721, buildings required to have deck inspections include multifamily residential properties with three or more dwelling units. Properties exempt from SB 721 inspection requirements include buildings with fewer than three multifamily units, condominiums (which are covered under SB 326), developments, and apartment projects. Additionally, multifamily residential properties without any elevated exterior structures are also exempt. 

Call (714) 942-1877 to schedule an inspection today! We can also be reached through our online contact form.

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