REAL ESTATE ROOF CERTIFICATION AND REAL ESTATE ROOF INSPECTION

CIG Construction works with real estate agents and their clients to provide real estate roof certification and real estate roof inspection delivering a comprehensive inspection report which includes a DESCRIPTION of the roof, FINDINGS, RECOMMENDATIONS, and LIFE EXPECTANCY.

Roof certification inspections are performed within 1-3 business days of an order or on a rush basis when needed. CIG Construction will provide a verbal explanation of the roof inspection to the agent, usually the same day we are out. A full report prepared with image documentation is prepared an emailed. If repair work is advised, and estimate will be provided. When repair work is authorized, CIG Construction will schedule the repairs on your requested date (weather permitting). We will complete the work, and issue a “Notice of Completion”.

CIG Construction provides real estate roof certification for soundness and life expectancy of 5 years or more for real estate transactions.

What is a Roof Certification for Real Estate Transactions? Real estate roof certification is sometimes required by a mortgage company or buyer during a real estate transaction.  A home inspector or home appraiser may have raised concerns about a roof and the lender or buyer wants assurance that the roof will not be a problem for the new homeowner.  Real estate roof certification provide assurance that there are no major issues, such as active leaks or defects with the roofing system, and provides an estimated remaining useful life of the roof system.

Not all roofs will get a roof certification.  A roof certification inspection starts with a history of the roof followed by physical inspection, then any repairs if needed.  There are many factors that go into approving a roof for a 5 year roof certification.  The age of the roof is a big factor.  Leak or repair history is a big component.  The roofing contractor who is asked to certify a roof he did not install is looking at future liability. There are usually repairs needed to get a roof up to a certifiable level.  This is can be an additional cost to the roof certification.

What are the most common problems found during an Roof Certification Inspection? The number one problem is loose, missing and broken shingles. Loose or missing flashing is the next most common problem. Temporary patches and repairs are also common. When shingles are worn they show excessive signs of cracking, mineral shedding and blistering and need to be replaced to be certified for more than 5 years.