In addition to providing Emergency roof repairs and roof replacements, we will handle the entire process from start to finish – making sure you are kept aware of the status of your claim.
Contact us right away so that the wind, hail, or other damage done to your roof can be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent mold damage from roof leaks and other related issues. We will provide a comprehensive roof inspection and no-obligation quote for repair or replacement of your roof, windows, siding, and gutters.
What is a Roof Certification?
Roof certifications are separate from a home inspection. Home inspectors, for the most part, do not perform thorough roof inspections. Instead, Blackrock Roofing inspectors will climb up on the roof and we’ll issue reports on:
- Possible movement
- Condition of roofing materials
- Ridges, caps and drip edges
- Soundness of drains, downspouts, and gutters
- Flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys and mounting of HVAC units
- Residential Roofing City Building Code
If the roof does not require repairs, Blackrock Roofing will then estimate the remaining years of life for a roof and certify its inspection. The certification is good for One, Three or Five years. If the roof requires repairs, after the repairs are performed, Blackrock Roofing will then issue the roof certification.
There are factors Influencing the roof inspections and certifications; Blackrock Roofing inspectors will take into consideration the following:
- Type of Roof
Common types of roofing materials are:
1. Composition shingle
2. Wood shake
3. Clay or concrete tile
5. Metal or steel
6. Tar and gravel
- Age of Roof
Wood shakes often require more repairs if they are older than 10 years. Conversely, tile roofs can last 50 years, as long as nobody has walked on them — because weight in the wrong places causes cracking and breakage. Composition shingle roofs are often warranted for 20 to 40 years, depending on the quality of the material.
- Roof Pitch
The steepness of a roof is known as its pitch. The higher the number, the steeper the roof. To calculate pitch, measure one horizontal foot of the roof, following a level horizontal line. Now measure how much higher the roof is at that point, known as the rise of the roof, along a vertical line. If the roof rises 4 inches per foot, the pitch is 4; if it rises 12 inches per foot — a 45 degree angle — the pitch is 12, generally the steepest you’ll find.
- Number of Layers
Some cities have enacted ordinances regarding the number of layers that are allowed on a roof before a complete tear-off will be necessary.
- Call Us Now for your One, Three or Five Year Roof Certification: 720-467-9416