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Roof Inspection Services in Philadelphia, PA

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Prescreened Roof Inspection Services in Philadelphia, PA

Nick Fugarino Roofing & Home Improvement, Inc.
8 Verified Ratings
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(267) 573-6220
1629 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Roof Guard
42 Verified Ratings
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(267) 573-7893
4485 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19137
Seal Roofing Company, Inc.
4 Verified Ratings
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(267) 573-7667
4210 G Street
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Anthony's Roofing & Home Improvement
47 Verified Ratings
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(267) 573-6042
2546 Grays Ferry
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Reese Renovations & Waterproofing, LLC
1 Verified Ratings
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(484) 373-8756
301 Orchid Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522

Serving Philadelphia, PA

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How Much Does it Cost to Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof in Philadelphia?

Average: $244
Low End: $100
High End: $500
Project Timeline: 1 Day

Cost Data is based on actual project costs as reported by 9 HomeAdvisor members.

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Reviews of Philadelphia Roof Inspection Services

Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Horsham, PA

Very professional, timely with work, and knowledgable

Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Philadelphia, PA

Derrick is the owner personally came out for my inspection......communicated with me until job got done....would definately recommend.

Project: Inspect, Analyze or Certify the Condition of a Roof
Philadelphia, PA

Derrick was very efficient and professional!!


Unscreened Home Inspectors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jahr Roofing and Contracting
3419 Oakmont St.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Chris Donnelly Contracting
615 Gillander St
Lansdale, PA 19446
Four Seasons Roofing and Siding
4123 M. St
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Rob Farber, Jr., Inc.
11 Fairway Rd.
Paoli, PA 19301
Long Lane Appliance
501 Auburn Ave
Swedesbror, NJ 08085

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?

Ideas & Inspiration from Philadelphia Home Inspectors

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.


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