Roofing materials matter in New Jersey home inspections. Knowing the difference between materials is therefore important for inspectors. Roofing materials last different lengths of time and wear differently over this time. Knowing where a roof is in its useful life is an important part of a home inspection.
Your NJ home inspector will look at a roof differently than a roofer. A roofer inspecting a home’s roof is going to have an eye on repairs and replacement whereas your inspector will be examining the roof, its materials, and how much life is let in the roof. Your inspector will know that asphalt shingles are meant to last between 15 and 40 years and that they cup when aging. Likewise the inspector will understand the brittle nature of terra cotta shingles. Knowing how to examine a roof and what signs to look for with different materials is essential.
Contact Sherlock Home Inspectors today to learn more about home inspections in New Jersey. We welcome the opportunity to update you on what to expect from home inspections and the checklists we use. Let our knowledge and experience serve as your guide to New Jersey home inspections.
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