If you're interested in having your roof inspected, you can expect to pay $130 - $350, in a typical scenario.
The cost to have a roof inspected varies according to these factors:
- Age of your home
- Number of stories (generally the higher the roof, the more difficult the access)
When Do You Need a Roof Inspection?
Normally, there are several occasions when a roof inspection is called for:
- When you are considering the purchase of a home
- After possible damage to your roof from a storm or other cause
- When you notice staining or musty odors on the ceiling directly below the roof
- On a routine basis to detect and repair potential trouble sources before they become serious
- Near the end of your roof's expected lifespan of 15-30 years, to determine when a roof replacement will be necessary
- If you suspect a heat leak via your roof, causing inefficient, expensive HVAC usage
What Does a Roof Inspection Involve?
Your roofing professional will inspect your roof for signs of wear, moisture penetration, missing shingles or tiles, and other problems. He (or she) may do this by climbing up on the roof, viewing it through binoculars, or using an infrared device. The inspection should include the roofing material itself, plus the chimney, eaves and soffits, fascia, flashing, gutters and downspouts, roof decking, and vents. The process, which does not involve any damage to your home or disruption of your household routine, is usually performed in dry weather.
Get the Most for Your Money
Don't delay getting a roof inspection if you suspect leakage or other problems. The cost to have your roof inspected now will almost always be offset by the money and hassle you'll save when you avoid expensive roofing repairs or serious water damage to your home in the future.