How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?

Roof inspections are a sure-fire way to check the condition of your roof or uncover the root cause of a leak. They’re useful for homebuyers that want to make sure their prospective new home is protected by a good roof, as well as existing property owners who have encountered an issue with the umbrella to their building. But how much can you expect to pay for a professional roof inspection?

Factors affecting a roof inspection cost

As you might have guessed, not all roof inspections cost the same amount. That’s because the time, effort and expense involved in inspecting a roof on a multi-storey property which contains a chimney stack is likely to be far higher than a single storey home. As such, you should factor in all of the following considerations when estimating the cost of a roof inspection:

  • The size and surface area of the roof in question
  • The materials from which it is made
  • How easy it is to access (whether scaffolding or a powered boom will be required)
  • Whether it’s a domestic or commercial property
  • The extent of any issues uncovered

Given that there are so many variables in the equation, it’s nigh-on impossible to put a one-size-fits-all price tag on a roof inspection. However, we can say with certainty that the cost of commissioning one will be far lower than the expense involved in fixing damage (or, worse still, installing a completely new roof) further down the line.

Be wary of free inspections

When searching for a company to perform a comprehensive roof inspection on a property you already own or one you’re interested in buying, it’s a good idea to shop around to find the best offer. However, in the course of your search you may come across certain contractors who offer the service free of charge.

Unfortunately, a free roof inspection is never going to command as much care and attention as one which is being paid for. Roofers who provide a free inspection might rush the job or miss seemingly innocuous faults that can later snowball into serious concerns. They could fail to identify the root cause of any problem or, in the worst-case scenario, exaggerate issues in order to encourage you to commission unnecessary repairs or even replace the roof entirely.

For all those reasons, we advise that anyone considering a roof inspection does not skimp on the price, since cutting corners now can cost much more further down the line. Instead, it’s far preferable to hire a reputable company with plenty of years of experience in the sector, who you know will complete the job to the highest professional standards.

Bring in the Barnsley roof specialists

With more than 30 years of experience in the roofing industry in and around the Barnsley area, DPR Roofing are the premier choice for a roof inspection near you.

To find out more about commissioning a roof inspection on your own property or one you’re interested in buying, why not get in touch with us today? We can provide more information on our services and arrange a quote for the roof in question. Give us a ring on 01226 670 008 or email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you at our earliest convenience.