Most homeowners lack the expertise to know the true condition of their roofs. Even if you understand some things to look for, you might miss a crucial piece of information that could save you thousands of dollars from good planning. Without going up on the roof to check, you may struggle to know the real conditions of your roof. Having an expert who can perform a roof analysis can give you vital information about the roof’s current condition.
Don’t Pay for Emergency Roof Repair
The cost of emergency roof repair will vary depending on a variety of factors, but emergency repairs will always cost more than you planned for them. You can think more clearly about your roof and its expected lifetime when you receive a roof analysis.
Getting a roof analysis will provide you with an eagle-eye perspective of what you need to repair in the future and the potential replacements. You can pinpoint leaks or potential future leaks and fix them before they materialize into costly repairs.
Using the Remaining Useful Life and the Depletion Rate to Your Advantage
The “Remaining Useful Life” looks at how many years you have before your home’s roof starts to give you problems. At RGB Construction, we conduct an analysis that will look beyond the obvious things and check out the components and systems within your roof. We can use the “Remaining Useful Life” to calculate how much you will pay in the short term and how much you will pay in the long term.
Next, we will look at the “Depletion Rate” of the home. We will use extensive observation and analysis to determine how your home might deal with wear and tear, temperature, and weather over the long term. How fast your roof deteriorates is the Depletion Rate. Knowing these two factors will give you a wealth of information. We have encountered dozens of homeowners over the years who replaced their roofs much sooner than needed. Their roof may have lasted longer if they had only had an analysis conducted beforehand.
How We Perform a Roof Analysis of Your Home
First, we will conduct a consultation where we listen to the concerns you have about your roof. After we do this, we will send a technician up to the roof to take photographs at every step of the analysis. We will walk the entire perimeter to determine where the water exits and the possible roofline problems. We will evaluate all the potential exposed overhang issues.
We will notate all the original flashing installation methods and their good and bad points. Our technicians will look at the roof penetration efficiency and deficiencies. At the same time, we will evaluate the condition of your skylights and look at attic ventilation to ensure that your roof lasts for as long as possible.
Many factors will go into a thorough roof analysis, and while it may sound like it takes hours to complete, our experts usually only require 30 minutes to four hours, depending on the size of the roof and other factors. Usually, it averages one to one-and-a-half hours.
Good Roof Maintenance Matters for Insurance Purposes
Getting a roof analysis helps you to maintain your roof. While insurance companies will cover the cost of roofing from storm damage in most cases, they won’t if you don’t maintain them well. A roof analysis helps you to plan your maintenance better and ensure that the insurance company can’t use poor maintenance as an excuse.
What Happens After the Analysis?
Once our roofers analyzed the condition of the roof, we will show you photos of where you might encounter a potential problem in the future. We explain everything in easy-to-understand terms so that you can learn what needs to be done. The photos give our customers examples of what is going on with your roof through the eyes of experts who have worked in New Jersey since 2008.
Through the photos, you can make an informed decision about what needs to be done with your roof in the future. Physical roof inspections will usually cost anywhere from $121 to $322 with the national average being $221.
Free Roof Analysis: Beware!
We’ve encountered some shady companies willing to do a roof analysis for “free,” but we would heavily caution homeowners against it. Here’s why we say that. First, no true business will give you one hour to four hours of their time for free and do an honest and thorough expert analysis. There’s a risk to anyone going up on the roof in that they might fall.
Furthermore, the work that you require from these analyses will often happen in the future with no promise of work for the roofing company. This fact makes it hard to offer those services for free unless you were going to scam the homeowner, to begin with. They’d do this by saying you need repairs that you don’t actually need after they complete the roof analysis.
As the best roofing company in Delaware, RGB Construction has the expertise to conduct an honest and thorough roof analysis that can help you to plan for your future. Getting a good return on your investment from your home depends on the support of a great DE and NJ roofing company that can make everything more clear. You can call us to schedule a roof analysis at 856-264-9093.