Real Estate Agents, do not let a Damaged Roof Slow you down from closing a deal!!Eagle Prime Admin
Real Estate Agents, do not let a Damaged Roof
Slow you down from closing a deal!!
Did you know that it can save you time and money to have a certified roofer inspect your listed properties to identify any roof damages? By doing this early in the selling or buying phase, it can be beneficial to you and your client.
Although, a home inspection is done, the inspector will only inspect the surface. Generally, inspectors only examine houses for problems that can be seen with the naked eye. They will not be tearing down walls or using magical X-ray vision, to find hidden faults. Inspectors also will not put themselves in danger. If a roof is too high or steep, for example, they will not climb up to check for missing or damaged shingles. They will use binoculars to examine it instead. Therefore, it is important to have a certified and professional roofing company to inspect for any leaking, lifted and missing singles.
How many inspection reports have your received that the inspector states “Possible hail damage, please consult a roofer????
That one phrase can kill a real estate transaction or at the very least prolong your closing.
Why not be proactive and eliminate the barrier to closing. Have a certified inspector at Eagle Prime Construction inspect all of your listings before the buyer steps foot on the property.
At the end of the inspection, you will receive a Free inspection report that you can either include in your listings or if the roof is damaged, we can correct the problem before the home inspector has a chance to kill your deal!
If the roof is badly damaged and it comes in between the sale of the home and the seller is forced to replace the roof and if the damage is covered under insurance, we can assist with the whole insurance claim process.
18 Point Roof Inspection Check list
- Measure for and calculate for proper attic ventilation.
- Inspect all storm collars at pipes for proper seal.
- Inspect all valleys for cracks and deterioration.
- Inspect roof for missing shingle granules.
- Check gutters and downspouts for blockage.
- Inspect Fasten method used from original installation.
- Check the flashing at all walls.
- Check for loose shingles.
- Inspect all pipe flashing’s for cracks.
- Inspect all rubber boots at tope of pipes for dry rot.
- Check to see if shingles are brittle, curled or deteriorated.
- Check all skylights and/or chimney flashing for proper installation and seal.
- Check the condition of the skylight and/or chimney units.
- Inspect for soft spots on the roof. (May indicate dry/wet rot).
- Inspect the attic space for type of sheeting and condition to see if soft spots are detected.
- Inspect insulation as well for condition and moisture. (If leak is suspected or attic inspection is otherwise called for).
- Inspect seals on shingle to help prevent wind damage.
- Inspect attic intake vents for blockage.