What to Expect From a Roofing Inspection

Oct 18, 2022 | Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing, Roofing

You probably know that your roof was inspected before purchasing your house and that you’ll have to get another one before selling it. You may know that it is recommended that you get your roof inspected after severe weather, especially if you suspect there may be damage to your shingles, flashing, fascia, or soffit or that you may have weak spots that could give way over time.

You may not know what is involved in a certified roofing inspection and why you should call the American Roofing experts to give your roof some professional attention. After all, if you can’t see any leaks in the ceiling and no shingles are missing, your roof is okay, right? Wrong!

American Roofing offers free certified roof inspections that are far more thorough than you might have thought. Let’s go through what you should expect from a professional roof inspection, whether you need one for potential repairs or to buy or sell a home.

Your Inspector’s Checklist

The questionnaire when American Roofing sends an inspector to your home, they will not only look at your roof from the ground. They will get up on the roof and inspect it up close, and they’ll also inspect from the inside. What are they looking for from all of these angles? Their checklist includes, but is not limited to:

  • Proper seals on your skylights
  • Well-mated chimney and ventilation flashing with no gaps between the flashing and the roof shingles
  • Visible structural damage
  • Leaks, water damage, and/or moisture on the attic interior
  • Corrosion
  • Deformities in the outside surface of the roof

Did you know you must look for all that when inspecting your roof? Do you know how to look for the potential problems listed above? That is why you call a professional roofing expert. A roof can hide a lot of problems from inexperienced eyes.


If your inspector didn’t find any issues, but your roof is getting older, they may recommend that you get it inspected next year or start saving for a replacement roof. The trustworthy experts at American Roofing will never recommend that you get repairs or replacements you don’t need. However, they will recommend preventative maintenance to avoid serious problems down the road.

If they find issues, they will walk you through your roof problems and how you can address them. Your roofing inspection from American Roofing is complimentary and obligation free. You don’t have to follow any of your inspector’s recommendations.

However, you should know that ignoring roofing problems will not make them go away. You don’t know when the next bad storm will come through or when a settling foundation might make your chimney lean too much and create a gap between your flashing and shingles. Keep an open mind as you listen to what your American Roofing inspector suggests for your roof. It is probably the most cost-effective, hassle-free answer to your roofing woes.

The next time you need your roof inspected, whether for your business or home, give American Roofing a call or complete our online estimate request form for a roof inspection you can trust.