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Roof Inspection Services by Cert-A-Roof

Cert-A-Roof is the leading roof inspector in Southern California. With over 75,000 inspections and certifications, we understand the key problem areas with the roofs. The #1 problem found during home inspection is the roof. Over 87% of roofs inspected need repairs. A leaky roof can end up costing thousands of dollars in damages. Cert-A-Roof maximizes roof life by using its proprietary LeakFREE® Roof Inspection process to inspect the roof.

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What makes Cert-A-Roof Roof Inspection different?

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Throughout the whole inspection process, high definition photographs are taken by our NRCIA-certified inspector to document any evidence of areas that are leaking right now, or that are likely to leak in the future. After any and all photos have been taken and the roof has been fully inspected, the inspector puts together a thoroughly written inspection report within 24 – 48 hours, that includes photographs, areas that are causing problems, ways to correct  these problems, and price estimates that can help you when you try to buy, sell, finance or insure your home.

All of our roof inspections include the detail and professional opinion that is needed by mortgage lenders, homeowners insurance adjusters and roof riders on home warranty insurance policies. Such information is typically missing from standard home inspection reports.

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Why go with Cert-A-Roof?

There are many reasons a roof might leak and the purpose of an inspection with Cert-A-Roof is to expose these problem areas if they are present. Cert-A-Roof’s main goal, though, is to qualify the roof for a LeakFREE® Certification if these problems are not present or can be corrected. Either way, you will have better protection and peace-of-mind because at the end of the inspection, you would be well on your way to getting roof assurance.

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Benefits of LeakFREE® Roof Inspection service

➤ Over 150 Five star reviews from real customers

➤ Fast, friendly and knowledgeable customer service

➤ Over 75,000 certified roof inspections and certifications

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➤ Clean, reliable service technicians

➤ Specified and prompt time of arrival

➤ Standardized roof inspection process

➤ Electronic photographic reports

➤ Standardized result analysis

➤ Standardized recommended pricing

➤ Standardized LeakFREE® Roof Certification Plus Warranty

➤ Extended roof warranties available

➤ Renewable roof warranties available

➤ Transferrable roof warranties included

➤ Preventative maintenance inspections included if certified

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Types of Roof Inspections

Cert-A-Roof provides the following roof inspections based on your individual needs:

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Annual Roof Inspection

Roofing materials expand and contract as the weather fluctuates, especially as we are witnessing weather extremes due to climate change. The condition of the roof may change from year to year or season to season. Cert-A-Roof recommends an annual roof inspection. Annual roof inspection is a preventative measure and performed to make sure that the roof remains in good condition.

New Home Buyer Roof Inspection

Don’t Let an Unknown Roof Problem Add to the Cost of Your New Home

Knowing the condition of the roof should be a major consideration before buying a home. The roof is one of the most expensive elements of a home and unsuspected roof problems could catch you off guard costing you thousands of dollars. The expense from consequential damage is often much greater than the cost to fix the roof.

Insist on a detailed roof inspection and roof certification prior to close of escrow so that you can negotiate with the home seller to provide any necessary repairs. Our trained Cert-A-Roof inspectors perform a thorough rooftop inspection of the entire roof using our proprietary process. Home inspection reports have indicated potential problems on 40% of inspected homes, but our inspectors have uncovered problem and preventative repairs with 60% of the roofs they inspect.

New Home Buyer’s Agent Inspection

Asking for a Roof Certification Can Help Your Client and the Seller Come to Terms

If your client is interested in a home, but worried about the age or appearance of the roof, you can request that the seller obtain a roof certification. At a fraction of the cost of recovering the roof, the seller can remove your concerns and avoid ugly negotiations. A home inspection cannot do this. The home inspection is too general to uncover many of the problems, and the report typically avoids an opinion on the roof by simply recommending follow-on inspection by a roofing professional.

While a home inspection limits its opinion to current findings, a LeakFREE® Roof Certification from Cert-A-Roof can tell you that the roof is very unlikely to have any leaks for at least two or more years. Before certifying a roof, we use our proprietary roof inspection process. If we uncover any existing problems or any areas requiring preventative maintenance, those repairs have to be performed before we will issue the certification. That’s because we stand behind our opinion for two years – ready to provide up to $5,000 in repair services to stop any leaks from normal wear-and-tear.

We also understand how important it is to provide timely, respectful service to support potential sales and smooth, timely closings.

Existing Homeowner Inspection

Assure Your Lender that Your Roof is Not a Concern

If your lender has requested a roof certification, keep in mind that they are looking for documentation to help manage risk. A cursory inspection and a few assurances on letterhead – even from a roofing professional – will probably not be sufficient.

Cert-A-Roof’s LeakFREE® Roof Certification is a detailed and binding two-year service agreement including Cert-A-Roof’s commitment to provide up to $5,000 worth of repair services to stop leaks in the unlikely event that any leaks occur.

Before we issue a certification, the roof must pass our proprietary inspection process. If the roof fails, we provide a detailed written inspection report that includes digital photographs. We go over any required repairs, and those repairs must be performed before the certificate is issued. As a result, your lender knows that the likelihood of leaks is virtually eliminated.

Lenders are increasingly requesting roof certifications based on circumstances. For example, the FHA and VA now require them on flat roofs. Each lender has its own policy, but more and more roof certifications are being requested in conjunction with high loan-to-value mortgages, second mortgages and reverse mortgages.

If your lender has requested a roof certification, it may be because your roof’s condition was flagged by the appraiser (which will not necessarily show up on your copy of the appraiser’s report).

Home Seller Inspection

Don’t Let the Age or Appearance of Your Roof Delay Your Sale

Worried that the appearance or age of your roof will put off potential home buyers? Consider a LeakFREE® Roof Certification from Cert-A-Roof. If your roof has even two more years of useful life, Cert-A-Roof will provide a rooftop inspection, perform any necessary preventative repairs and certify the condition with a service agreement that can be transferred to your buyer.

In the unlikely event of a leak from normal wear-and-tear during the next two years, Cert-A-Roof will make the repairs necessary to stop the leak for only a nominal service charge.

Your roof will be more attractive to prospective buyers and after you obtain a LeakFREE Certification, you can even brag to them about the protection they will be receiving under your certified roof.

Home Seller’s Agent Inspection

Certify the Roof to Help Sell the Home

Have your client obtain a LeakFREE® Roof Certification from Cert-A-Roof to help with negotiations while relieving both you and your client from disclosure risk. Did you know that roof leaks are the number one source of claims against home inspection reports and that the consequential damages can cost thousands of dollars?

If you are worried that the age or appearance of the roof might put off potential buyers or complicate negotiations, certifying the roof can really help. It’s sure a lot cheaper than recovering the roof.

Our LeakFREE® Roof Certification is a binding, transferrable service agreement providing potential buyers with professional assurance that the roof will do its job for at least two more years. Before the roof can be certified, it must pass our proprietary rooftop inspection process. In the event that the roof fails to meet the criteria to pass the inspection, we will discuss our findings and necessary repairs providing a detailed report including digital photographs. Your client – or the buyer – will have all the information they need to move forward. The easiest thing to do, of course, is to have Cert-A-Roof perform the repairs and issue the LeakFREE® certificate.

If you think the home inspection has this covered, think again. In order to avoid claims against their E&O coverage, most home inspectors include language in their reports deferring the opinion on the roof via a recommendation to bring in a roofing professional. When the home inspector excludes the roof, the disclosure liability falls back on the seller and you – the listing agent.

Mortgage Broker Inspection

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If the home inspector does not assume complete disclosure risk on the roof, the seller, their agent and broker retain that risk. Cert-A-Roof offers a dependable, consistent professional service that takes roof risk to fractional levels by minimizing after-the-sale surprises and providing a service agreement that remains in force for the two-year statute of limitations that typically applies to disclosure law.

Cert-A-Roof was founded to meet the roofing needs of the real estate community. We understand how hard it is to find a local roofing contractor who can provide timely, consistent, dependable inspections and an acceptable certification agreement. Those contractors willing to even look at a dry roof too often show up late, miss appointments or fail to present detailed or accurate estimates or inspection reports.

Cert-A-Roof has developed a brand image and service that will reinforce your relationship when you refer us. The Cert-A-Roof name, proprietary inspection and certification process, Inspection PLUS® software, trademarked LeakFREE® Roof Certification Service Agreement and centralized call center combine to provide the service level you expect. Our roof inspectors take a pledge to provide timely, respectful service and we hold them to it.

Insurance Broker Inspection

Everything Claims Adjusters Need to Settle Fast and Remove Risk

If you need roof certifications as a prerequisite to policy renewals on some types of roofs, Cert-A-Roof should be your vendor of choice. We understand how important it is to provide timely, respectful service and we offer a binding certificate once the roof passes our proprietary inspection process.

Your claims adjusters also need availability from trusted roofing experts. In addition to standardized inspections and reports, they need an “Itemized Scope of Repairs” and an idea of standardized pricing. Cert-A-Roof’s inspectors use proprietary Inspection PLUS® software that includes automated production of the Itemized Scope of Repairs.

When repairs are performed by Cert-A-Roof, your client has the option of additional protection via our LeakFREE® Roof Certification, a service agreement on the entire roof that effectively minimizes future risk for two years.

Property Manager Inspection

Maximize Roof Life and Minimize the Risk of Damage

Property managers have trouble finding roofing firms who will provide annual upkeep and help mitigate roof risk.

At Cert-A-Roof our focus is on roof maintenance and maximizing the life of the roof. Our proprietary roof inspection and certification process is specifically geared towards making sure the roof will do its job for at least the next two years. Until the roof is at the end of its useful life, we will recommend preventative maintenance to help it last as long as possible.

Many of our contractors can also apply cool roof coatings. This costs much less than a new roof and can lower energy costs signficantly due to 85% reflectivity. You may also qualify for tax credits. Application is surprisingly fast, clean and odor-free.

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The Importance of Annual Roof Inspections: Protecting Your Orange County Home and Your Investment

Merciless Mother Nature: How Annual Roof Inspections in Orange County CA Can Help You Prepare

The roof is one of the most important parts of your home, providing shelter and protection from the elements. However, it is also exposed to the constant onslaught of environmental factors such as rain, sun, wind, and snow, which can take a toll on its structural integrity over time. This is where annual roof inspection comes into play, helping to ensure that your home and roof structure remains safe and secure, no matter what Mother Nature has in store.

When you schedule an annual roof inspection with Cert-A-Roof, a certified roofing contractor, they will conduct a thorough assessment of and inspect your roof’s condition. This includes looking for signs of damage, wear and tear, or any other issues that may lead to bigger problems down the line. Early identification of these issues can help you prepare your home for harsh weather conditions and prevent costly repairs.

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During the inspection, the roofing contractor will also identify any potential hazards and recommend preventative measures that can save you from excessive damage to the roofs of your home. For example, if you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or tornadoes, the roofing contractor may recommend reinforcing the roof or adding additional support to the roofing to help it withstand the high winds and heavy rains associated with these types of natural disasters.

By preparing your roof for natural disasters, you can help ensure that your home remains standing throughout the storm and that you and your family remain safe. A well-maintained roof can also help prevent damage to other parts of your home, such as walls and ceilings, which can be costly to repair.

Some of the companies’ key features and benefits of an annual professional roofing contractor inspection include:

Early detection of issues:

By detecting problems early, you can address them before they become bigger, more expensive issues. This can help you save money in the long run.

Extended roof lifespan:

Regular inspections and maintenance can help extend the lifespan of your roof, allowing you to get the most out of your roof’s health and investment.

Improved energy cost efficiency:

A well-maintained roof can help improve energy efficiency, reducing your home’s energy costs.

Enhanced curb appeal:

A well-maintained roof can enhance the curb appeal of your home, improving its overall value and marketability.

Increased safety and security:

A structurally sound roof system will provide increased safety and security for you and your family.

It’s simple – annual roof inspections are an essential part of home maintenance. By detecting issues early and preparing your roof for natural disasters, you can help ensure that your home remains safe and secure. Contact a certified roofing contractor today to schedule your annual roof inspection and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is protected.

Don’t Let Small Issues Become Big Problems: The Benefits of Regular Roof Maintenance

A well-maintained roof is crucial for the safety and well-being of your family. Even minor issues left unattended can escalate into more significant problems that can compromise your home’s structural integrity and pose a safety risk to your loved ones. That’s why regular roof maintenance is essential to a healthy roof to prevent small issues from turning into big problems.

 Reasons for Annual Roof Inspections

A scheduled roof inspection can help your roofing contractors detect underlying issues in your roof certification in their early stages, allowing you to address them before they become major problems. For example, a minor leak that’s left unattended can lead to severe water damage, compromising your home’s electrical system functioning and leading to mold growth. But with regular roof inspection, a certified roofing contractor can identify such issues and address them promptly, preventing them from getting more extensive and leading to expensive repairs.

The benefits of regular roof maintenance go beyond preventing costly repairs. It frees you from the burden of dealing with significant roof damage that can disrupt your family’s daily routine and lifestyle. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your home is safe, your roof is secure, and your family is protected.

Regular roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof, saving you money in the long run. Additionally, having a well-maintained roof can increase your home’s energy efficiency, reducing your energy bills. You can also avoid potential health hazards associated with mold growth caused by cracks or by water damage.

By conducting regular roof maintenance, and structural inspection, you can ensure that your home remains a safe haven for your family. Don’t wait until minor issues become major problems that can compromise your family’s safety and well-being. Schedule an annual roof inspection today and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is protected.

Features and Benefits of Regular Roof Maintenance:

  • Early detection and resolution of underlying issues before they become major problems.
  • Prevention of costly repairs and maintenance.
  • Extended life of your roof.
  • Increased energy efficiency leads to reduced energy bills
  • Avoidance of potential health hazards associated with mold growth caused by water damage.
  • Peace of mind knowing that your home is safe, your roofing materials and material is secure, and your family is protected.

Costly Repairs or Costly Regrets? The Value of Investing in Annual Roof Inspections

Regular inspections are not just a matter of convenience, but a matter of safety and financial responsibility for property owners. Neglecting your roof can lead to significant issues and expensive repairs that could have been avoided with proper maintenance. This is why investing in roof inspections can save you from costly regrets.

Many homeowners believe that conducting roof inspections and maintenance is an additional expense that they can do without. However, overlooking the need to have the roof inspected can be a costly mistake in the long run. A small investment in a certified roof inspector and professional roof inspection can save you from costly repairs that stem from a neglected roof.

 Benefits of Annual Inspection

One of the most significant benefits of regular inspections is that they help to prevent small issues and leaks from becoming big problems. A minor issue, such as a small leak left unresolved can snowball into a significant problem that can wreak havoc on your home and family’s safety. Early identification of these issues during an inspection can help prevent them from getting more extensive, leading to expensive repairs down the line.

Peace of Mind

Moreover, regular inspections provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home is safe, your roof is secure, and your family is protected. You don’t have to worry about dealing with significant roof leaks or damage that can derail your family’s daily routine and lifestyle temporarily. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you can avoid expensive repairs and keep your home in top condition.

Healthy Environment

Neglecting roof inspections can also lead to damage to other areas of your home. Water damage resulting from a neglected roof can be particularly challenging to address once it sets in. It’s not uncommon for water damage to lead to mold growth, which can pose serious health risks to your family. Scheduled roof inspections can help prevent such issues and ensure that your home’s roof and attic remain a safe and healthy environment.

Better Resale Value

Furthermore, for most homeowners, if you plan on selling your home, a neglected roof can be a massive red flag for potential buyers. Nobody wants to purchase a house with a shoddy roof that will demand extensive repairs soon after the investment. Regular roof inspections can help maintain your home’s value by ensuring that your roof is in good condition, raising buyer confidence, and preserving your investment.

Reduce Repair Costs

In addition to providing you with peace of mind and financial benefits flowing from a general roof inspection, an inspection report also serves as a roadmap that can guide future roof repairs and replacement decisions. A certified roofing company or contractor can review the inspection report and provide you with an actionable plan that ensures top-notch roof performance, helping you avoid future unnecessary repair costs.

Cert-a-Roof – Your Best Choice!

In conclusion, certified roofing industry and inspections are essential in safeguarding your home and your investment. It’s imperative to work with a certified roofing contractor to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your roof’s condition, identify potential hazards, and address them promptly. With the help of your insurance company and regular inspections and maintenance, you can take charge of your home’s safety and protect your investment for years to come. Don’t wait until it’s too late; schedule your roof inspection today.