A Roof Inspection or a Free Estimate? Which Do I Need?
The main difference is that one is a free service and one is not. Another is whether or not you know the roof needs repaired...but first things first...
What is an Estimate?
An estimate is a free service provided to determine the cost of repairs, new installations etc. An estimator will come to your home and assess the damage and calculate the cost of repair or replacement. Then a quote and a formal contract will be sent to you to either accept or reject.
What is an Inspection?
A roof inspection is a far more thorough assessment of the roof as a whole, therefore there is a cost for this service.The inspection should be conducted by a professional roofing contractor. Photos will be taken and a full report of the roof and the estimators findings will be formally written up. You will receive the full report, all photos taken and the recommendation for what is needed to get the roof in prime condition. We perform inspections on both residential and commercial properties. The price of each varies, please contact the office for further information on pricing.
Break it Down
If you have experienced a leak or know the roof has incurred damage, it's best to call a professional roofer and find out what it's going to cost to repair the area. Often times the estimator may find that the roof has reached the end of it's lifespan, in which case they can provide you with a quote for a new roof.
If your roof doesn't leak but you haven't had it checked in a while, an inspection is the best choice for you. Having your roof inspected annually is suggested by roofing professionals throughout. Yearly general maintenance repairs alleviate the headache of costly reactive repairs. Being proactive about your roof will certainly save you money and ensure your roof will reach or exceed it's expected lifespan. Inspections are also important if you're planing to sell your home. A new or properly maintained roof can be the deciding factor for an interested homebuyer.
Whether you're in need of a full inspection or simply need an estimate for the cost to repair a damaged area of your roof, we've got you covered! Give the office a call at (650) 583-5998 or simply request a quote above and we'll happily get you an estimate or inspection report so you can rest assured that your roof is in top condition.