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Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof in Seattle

Prescreened Roof Inspection Services in Seattle, WA

Southwest Services
4.94
18 Verified Ratings
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(206) 494-0633
4514 Southwest Frontenac Street
Seattle, WA 98136
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Due Diligence Home Inspection
4.91
16 Verified Ratings
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(425) 372-2331
27007 37th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032

Serving Seattle, WA
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MC Home Inspections
4.84
26 Verified Ratings
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(360) 467-3324
37446 49th Avenue South
Auburn, WA 98001

Serving Seattle, WA
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Thomas Jensen Construction
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(360) 467-2949
14605 Northeast 178th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Serving Seattle, WA
 
 
Golden Eagle Home Services, LLC
4.97
28 Verified Ratings
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(425) 640-5949
22801 58th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Serving Seattle, WA
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Reviews of Seattle Roof Inspection Services

Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Seattle, WA

Gary was very prompt, very nice, and and very knowledgable. He gave me a lot of pointers on how to take care of a roof, as well as some important questions to ask roofing contractors. He produced a nice report (could have used a little more detail, but still very usable) and had it emailed to me the same day. I am a very handy homeowner, but roofing is well outside of my experience & comfort area, and Gary gave me enough knowledge to talk comfortably with contractors.

 
Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Seattle, WA

Called me back about 2 seconds (truly!!!) after I pushed the "send" button. Came to my house the next day and performed the work I requested.

 
Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Seattle, WA

Excellent services . Gery is very proferntial and friendly I will recommend Gery to other friend.

 
 

Unscreened Home Inspectors in Seattle, Washington

Greater Seattle Home Inspections
3815 S. 173rd St.
Seatac, WA 98188
Northwest Homes & Renovations
P.O. Box 863
Silverton, OR 97381
Northwest Quality Home Builders
5519 148th Pl. Sw
Edmonds, WA 98026
Enslow Roofing
10404 8th Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
Clayhill Property Inspection Group
401 Ave. J
Snohomish, WA 98290
 

Things to Consider Before You Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof in Seattle, Washington:

  • What kind of roof needs certification?
  • Has the roof ever leaked?
  • How many stories is your home?

Ideas & Inspiration from Seattle Home Inspectors


Seattle Roof Inspection

If your roof is the first line of defense for your home, a roof inspection is the first line of defense for your roof. In Seattle, roof inspection is absolutely critical to maintaining the well being of your roof. While no roofing material is 100 percent immune, this is particularly true of homeowners who have vulnerable roofs such as asphalt. If you have an asphalt roof in Seattle, roof inspections should be considered part of the basic maintenance of owning an inexpensive roof. It's one of those things that's easy to ignore and comes back to haunt many homeowners in the end.

Frequency
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners have their roof inspected twice a year. This may be playing it unnecessarily safe in some areas, but in the Pacific Northwest, the high volume of rain, clouds, and the occasional wind storm, makes biannual roof inspections a wise course of action. In Seattle, roof inspections are best performed at the beginning of the rainy season when any structural damage will be quickly exposed, and toward the end of the rainy season when the high volume of precipitation may have taken its toll on your roof.

The unusual or severe weather should definitely play a role in when you decide to have your roof inspected. In 2007, when the windstorms swept through the Puget Sound area, wise homeowners had their roofs inspected for damage. When weather events like this occur, you may have to wait a few weeks for roofing contractors, swamped with roof repair jobs, to find the time to get to your home, but it's probably better to have your roof inspected as soon as it's reasonable rather than at the end of the rainy season.

Benefits
Roof inspections rarely prevent roof repairs altogether, but they do minimize the damage and cost when repairs are needed. The difference in cost can frequently be one of hundreds instead of thousands of dollars. Plus, by catching a damaged roof early on, you can keep your subroofing, insulation, and attic in pristine condition, extending the life of these home areas indefinitely. There's something to be said, as well, for peace of mind. Though rare, a subtle roof crack can allow water to slowly seep and infiltrate throughout an extensive area of your home. A nightmare scenario can include replacing a wall from the foundation to the roof, costing $100,000 or more to remedy.

Roof and Home Inspections
Along with roof inspections, home inspections are a great idea as well. Though effective in maintaining a home in good condition, home inspections are more common for homeowners trying to sell or buy a home. The best idea is to have your home inspected before you ever put it on the market. Being proactive about getting your home in tip-top shape almost always pays off in the end by hitting your asking price. Even home buyers who insist on conducting their own home inspections are often more interested in homes that they feel have been properly cared for throughout the years.

The average cost of both roof and home inspections is $300. You can probably find someone who will do it for less than this, but be wary of inspectors who seem less experienced or inexperienced. As basic as roof and home inspections seem, this may be one area of home improvement where it can truly pay off to hire the best of the best. Here are some Seattle homeowner testimonials that echo this sentiment.

  • Homeowner who spent $300: "I felt well-served by my contractor, but also that someone with more local experience may have known a bit more about the houses in my neighborhood."
  • Homeowner who spent $400: "A good inspector is worth his weight in gold."
  • Another homeowner who spent $400: "Well worth the price."

Roof Cleaning
Another thing to consider if you live in or around Seattle: Roof cleaning is not only going to make your home more attractive, but lengthen the life of your roof, as well. While plenty of folks across the country can benefit from periodic roof cleaning, Seattle is home to such a moist climate that this task, when performed regularly, can actually save your roof from certain types of unnecessary damage. Since moisture in the air and plentiful flora are hallmarks of the Seattle area, it's easy to understand how dirt, grime, moss, and even fungus can take hold on a roof. If left unchecked, this debris can compromise shingles and their ability to protect what is underneath them. Thankfully, Seattle roof cleaning companies don't just get rid of the gunk and growth that already exists, they also spray your roof to inhibit further growth and the problems it can cause.

In some cases, regular roof cleaning can reduce the need for frequent roof inspections. While not a substitute for professional roof inspections, Seattle roof cleaning is able to supplement your yearly inspections by identifying many smaller surface problems before they turn into high repair bills. This combination of early roof problem detection, improved overall appearance, and protection from future growth occurring on your roof makes Seattle roof cleaning a big benefit that is as affordable as it is effective.

 

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