A roof certification is issued by a licensed roof inspector to officially certify that a roof is free from defects.
The certification states that a roof should perform as it is designed for a specific period of time. The typical certification period is between two and three years, although sometimes can be as many as five.
When you’re selling your house, it is common that the buyers will request a roof certification, so they can be comforted that there will be no immediate bills for roof repairs on the way.
If the sellers don’t ask for it, the lenders supplying their mortgage definitely will. After all, they are using the property as collateral for the mortgage, so it’s in their interest to ensure the house isn’t defective.
If you are buying or selling a home always contact a licensed roofing contractor, like Capital Roofing, to inspect the roof for damages or defects. There is no reason to wait until it comes up on a building inspector’s report and be caught off guard by expensive repair bills last minute. Let us check it out first and give you piece of mind.