A roof inspection is the first step in repairing or replacing your roof
Do you think you see something off about your roof? Our roof inspector will provide a professional assessment of the condition your roof and identify any potential issues or areas of concern. This helps homeowners or property owners make informed decisions about repairs, maintenance, or replacement of a roof, and detect issues that may not be visible to the untrained eye. Additionally, a roof inspection may be required by a mortgage lender or insurance company before approving a loan or policy.
Meet Our Certified Inspector
Bears Valley Roofing and Exterior’s Dan Comeau holds over 25 years of experience in the roofing industry. Dan has special skills in helping get the most from your insurance claim with with his thorough roof inspections. He holds several specialized certifications and qualifications, to learn about these please read on.
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What makes our Inspection service different?
The Best Qualifications
Our Haag-certified roof inspector is trained to assess the condition of a roof using the standards set forth by Haag Engineering. Haag is a company that provides training and certification for roof inspectors. This is the highest level of credential a roof inspector can attain and holds extra creditability against insurance claims.
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Things that are looked at during an inspection include:
- Damage to the roofing material, such as cracked, curled, or missing shingles or tiles
- Damage to the flashing and seals around penetrations, such as vents, skylights, and chimneys
- Damage or clogging of gutters and downspouts
- Evidence of water infiltration or leaks, such as stains on the ceiling or walls, or mold growth
- The presence of any wind or storm damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, or debris on the roof
- The age of the roofing material, and the condition of any wear and tear
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Process to get a roof inspection calgary
The following are the steps to take a receive a roof inspection from Bears Valley Roofing
Fill out our online form or call (403) 333-0319. Our team will get back to you within 24 hours to start the booking process.
Our certified inspector will visit your house to take a look and perform the inspection. You do not have to be home for this step.
If any issues were found our inspector will provided you with some recommendations for repairs or a replacement.
What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
Our Company Standards
Our team takes will treat each client with the care and consideration that they deserve
By listening to your challenges and goals we will create a customized plan. Our team is available to talk on the phone and meet in person. Your dedicated accounts manager is available around your schedule and will answer any questions or concerns.
Committed to Safety
The safety of our team is a top priority. We abide by strict company-wide safety policies and procedures. Our safety standards exceed provincial regulations and set us apart from other companies.
Tested Product Selection
We focus on presenting you with options that enhance your home’s value and align with your goals. We only use products we have tested and trust, and continue to only use products that customers love.
With a staff of fully equipped and licensed inspectors, we can answer any questions you have to put your mind at ease. You will have continued access to our team and experts that have been specialized in their field.
We guarantee your satisfaction through our extended warranty and ongoing support included with every service. With over a decade of experience in the industry, and a reputation for superior professional service, we are a company you can trust.
When we are done with the job we do not just end our contract there. We are available for any further questions and maintenance. We will return for a complementary one year follow up inspection for roof installs to make sure everything is in good working order.
Roof Inspection FAQ
When getting a roof inspection, there are many questions that you may have to ensure that you understand the condition of your roof and what repairs or replacements may be needed. Some common questions that homeowners may ask include:
Here are some steps that a professional inspector may take when inspecting a roof’s condition:
- Walk around the exterior of the building to look for any visible signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, or debris on the roof.
- Access the roof using a ladder or other equipment and take a closer look at the condition of the shingles or other roofing material. The inspector will check for any signs of curling, cracking, or other wear and tear, and will note any areas that appear to be in poor condition.
- Check the condition of the flashing and seals around penetrations, such as vents, skylights, and chimneys. The inspector will look for any signs of damage or leaks, such as bent, corroded, or missing flashing.
- Check the condition of the gutters and downspouts, and make sure they are free of debris and functioning properly.
- Check the attic or other spaces below the roof for any signs of water infiltration or leaks. The inspector will look for any stains on the ceiling or walls, or any mold growth, and will note any issues that are found.
- Take note of the age of the roofing material, and the overall wear and tear of the roof.
- During the inspection, the inspector may use tools such as binoculars, moisture meter or infrared cameras to help with the inspection
- Take photos during the inspection as evidence for the report, specially if there is an issue.After the inspection, the inspector will produce a report that highlights the findings, any issues found and recommendations for repairs or replacement if necessary.
Keep in mind that the inspector should be Haag Engineering certified or from another similar organization, that has its own guidelines, procedures and standards.
When inspecting a roof, some of the most important items to check include:
- Shingles or other roofing material: Look for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracking, curling, or missing shingles. Check the condition of the flashing, this material is the one that seals around the penetrations, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights. If the flashing is damaged or missing, it can allow water to penetrate the roof and cause damage.
- Gutters and downspouts: Ensure that the gutters and downspouts are free of debris and functioning properly to prevent water from pooling on the roof.
- Roof penetrations: Inspect the areas around penetrations such as vents, skylights and chimneys. The flashing and seals around these areas must be in good condition to prevent water infiltration
- Check for any signs of water damage, leaks, or other potential problems such as stains on the ceiling or walls, or mold growth.
- Age of the roofing material and the overall wear and tear of the roof, specially if the roof is reaching the end of its expected life
- Look for any signs of wind or storm damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, or debris on the roof
- Take note of any missing or broken tiles or any other signs of damage
It’s important to remember that preventative maintenance is key to ensure that your roof lasts as long as possible. A regular roof inspection can help to identify problems early on and to prevent them from getting worse over time.
The frequency of roof inspections can vary depending on a variety of factors such as the age and type of roof, the local weather conditions, and the overall condition of the roof.
Here are some general guidelines for how often a roof should be inspected:
- New roofs: It is recommended to have an inspection done within the first year, and then every 3 to 5 years after that.
- Older roofs: that are in good condition, an inspection every 3-5 years is usually sufficient.
- Roofs that are nearing the end of their expected lifespan, or that show signs of wear and tear: It is a good idea to have them inspected more frequently, ideally every 1-2 years.
- Homes in an area where the weather conditions can be harsh, or have a history of severe storms: An inspection should be done right after a major event, as well as more often than the general recommendations
It’s also worth noting that if you’re planning to sell your home, or if you’re having a new roof installed, an inspection may be required by the buyer or by the insurance company before proceeding.
Regular roof inspections can help identify potential problems early on, allowing for repairs or replacement before they become bigger and more costly issues. It also can help you to maintain the value of your home.
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