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Roof Inspection Services in Philadelphia, PA

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Prescreened Roof Inspection Services in Philadelphia, PA

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Nick Fugarino Roofing & Home Improvement, Inc.
(267) 573-6220
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing Install
  • Roofing Repairs
Patricia O. in Philadelphia, PA

"I had a skylight replace and new roof. They arrive to job promptly. workers were professional and cleaned up after the work was done. Great ...job! I'd hire them again. "

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Seal Roofing Company, Inc.
(267) 573-7667
Areas of Expertise
  • Flat Rubber Roofs
  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Wood Shake
  • Metal
  • Tile
Doris M. in Philadelphia, PA

"The people that came out were excellent. They were on task and cleaned up and left nothing behind. The job done was in a short time and I would ...give them 110% as far as service and quality of work. "

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RND Investments, LLC
(267) 573-5296
Areas of Expertise
  • Remodeling
Sebastian D. in Philadelphia, PA

"Showed up promptly to view job and provide estimate as well as scheduling and doing work. Explained what work was to be done. Cleaned up before ...leaving. "

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Livingston Brothers General Contracting
(919) 999-5770
Areas of Expertise
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
baxter m. in Philadelphia, PA

"very satisfied "

Philly Restorations & Construction
(267) 241-8984
Areas of Expertise
  • Flat Roof Installation/Repair
  • Shingle Roof Installation/Repair
  • Capping Metal Replacement
  • Roof Certifications
Eileen D. in Philadelphia, PA

"They were very professional and straightforward. It was a simple job, and they were able to take care of it on the spot for a reasonable cost. ...They are definitely my go-to roofers now. "

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Richard Hammond Contracting
(215) 595-4918
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing
Audrey D. in Philadelphia, PA

"Mr. Hammond came very quickly and assessed the situation. He came behind someone else who did not do the job correctly. He was kind enough to ...take pictures for me. His workers came 4 days later as planned and they also took pictures of the completed job. I would definitely recommend them and I will be calling him back for future jobs. "

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Philadelphia City Roofing
(267) 406-8536
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing
  • Gutter
Bill C. in Philadelphia, PA

"Showed up on time. Showed pics of what they did, & we're very polite. "

Fabian Brothers Roofing, Siding & Gutters
(610) 310-7992
Areas of Expertise
  • Roofing Installation and Repairs
  • Roofing Inspection
  • Roof Cleaning
  • Roof Sealant Application
Lydia C. in Philadelphia, PA

"Fabian Brothers were very professional and courteous. I spoke with Terry on the phone he was pleasant and the estimate given was fair and His ...affordable. brother Matt came out with his crew to do the work. They were on time and very professional. They cleaned up and finished in a timely manner. Matt took pictures before and after like I asked. I would strongly recommend them and I would definitely hire them again Lydia C. Warner "

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Cost to Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof in Philadelphia

Most homeowners spent between:
$143 - $368
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Unscreened Home Inspectors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris Donnelly Contracting
615 Gillander St
Lansdale, PA 19446
Rob Farber, Jr., Inc.
11 Fairway Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301
Long Lane Appliance
501 Auburn Ave
Swedesbror, NJ 08085
Valley Forge Restoration Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 60241
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
James G. Ambler Residential Construction
1221 Sunset Ln.
Bensalem, PA 19020

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

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

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Roof Inspections in Philadelphia

Making sure that the roof of your house is functioning well is very important. A poorly functioning roof can spell problems for everything underneath it and be quite expensive to repair if small problems aren't taken care of in a timely fashion. In Philadelphia, roof inspection is a preventative measure that will identify little problems caused by a hard winter, excess moisture, or simply old age before they become too large to be easily solved.

General Roof Inspection
Homeowners should get their roofs inspected before a problem occurs. An inspector will be able to examine the roof while it is still functioning well and identify areas where problems are likely. In this manner, many secondary issues can be avoided. If you already have a leak that is large enough to notice, it's time to hire a contractor.

Additionally, anyone looking to purchase a home should have the property's roof professionally inspected to make sure that there are no major issues present. In fact, many lenders will require that a certified professional be hired to inspect the roof as a condition of the loan.

What to Expect in a Roof Inspection
Since there are a few different types of roofs in Philadelphia, roof inspection can take a couple different forms. In the country in general, and in the northeast in particular, asphalt shingled roofs are the most common.

When inspecting an asphalt-shingled roof, inspectors will look for weak spots using specialty infrared tools that identify temperature differences. These temperature differences are often a good indicator of where a leak is likely to occur (or where a leak is already happening but is not yet noticeable to the naked eye). While this technology can identify problem areas without actually coming in contact with the roof, it is very likely that the inspector will require access to both the attic and the roof itself.

If you have a tile or slate roof, an inspector will probably not walk on it because the material is so brittle. This does not mean, however, that your inspection will not be thorough: The inspector can use information gathered from under the roof in the attic as well as the view from a ladder (or even from the ground with binoculars) to determine how the roof is holding up. Similar techniques might also be used when examining a metal roof.

Since snow and ice will hinder a proper roof inspection, Philadelphia residents should try and schedule the inspection when there is no threat of winter precipitation. In some cases, when the inspection needs to be done immediately and the snow cannot be avoided, roofs with a more gentle slope can actually be shoveled to allow visual access to the roof.

Prices for Roof Inspection in Philadelphia
Roof inspection is generally not a very expensive or intensive job. For a typical roof inspection, Philadelphia residents should expect a bill of around $300 and the job shouldn't take more than a few hours to complete. While you're getting your roof inspected, you might want to have your chimney cleaned and inspected (about another $300) to check for any common problems.