How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost (and Why Do You Need One)?

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Are you worried that your property in Springfield IL has a roof that needs to be replaced? Do you want to make sure that it gets any necessary repairs before the next big storm? If so, then you need to hire a roof inspector to assess its current condition.

Ask yourself a few questions as you go to hire a roof inspector. What does the roof inspection cost? How thorough are they? How can I be sure I’m hiring the right person for the job?

See below for an in-depth guide on roof inspections, the price that you should expect, and the benefits of getting one.

What is a Roof Inspection? 

As all midwesterners know, the weather around Peoria, Champaign, and Springfield IL can be quite unpredictable. All four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall—present their own unique challenges for your roof.

Whether you own one or a number of commercial properties in one of these fine cities, you need to ensure your roof can withstand the next season.

A roofing inspection can give you the peace of mind that you’re searching for. We recommend scheduling an inspection twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Having an inspection then will allow us to ensure that your roof is geared up for the heat of the summer and the snow/ice/cold of the notorious Illinois winter.

If we find anything alarming during the inspection, we’ll fill you in on the details and offer you valuable solutions on how to fix it.

For example, if your company’s metal roof needs fixing, then we can offer up our flat metal roof restoration services. We can treat your current metal roof with a coating system to treat those rusty patches and give it a second wind. This can increase the lifespan of your commercial roof and save you thousands of dollars over a replacement.

How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?

There are many companies out there that try to forego a roof inspection (a necessary service) because they think it will sabotage their budget. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, frequent roof inspections can help save you thousands of dollars. If your roof is in a poor condition, it could be one snowfall away from caving in.

Contrary to popular belief, your property insurance likely won’t help you out. Why? Because they’ll send in an expert to inspect the situation. If there are any signs of neglect on your end (such as not scheduling frequent roof inspections), then they’ll refuse to provide coverage.

The best option is to hire a roof inspector right away. They typically cost anywhere from $75 to $200 for the inspection. There are a few factors that determine the price, such as:

  • The size of your roof
  • The type of material your roof is made of
  • The slope of your roof (steeper roofs require more work and equipment to assess)
  • How easy it is to access your roof & more

Of course, if you wish to get an accurate price for a roof inspection, just reach out to us! We’re happy to provide you with a quote for your Bloomington IL property.

Why You Need a Roof Inspection

As you might guess, there are many different benefits to getting roof inspections. See below for all the reasons you need to schedule one today.

Peace of Mind

If you’re being completely honest, your commercial roof has been concerning you for a while. It’s probably the reason you’re reading this very article!

There’s only one way to negate that fear: hire a professional. Getting a roof inspection can help you get the peace of mind you’ve been longing for. 

If the roof is in great condition, then you can rest easy at night. If the roof needs to be repaired or replaced, we’ll give you a cost-efficient quote for what that looks like.

No More Unexpected Costs

As long as you’ve had time to prepare for it, the cost of a roof repair, or even a roof replacement, isn’t as hard of a pill to swallow. It’s when those prices are unexpected that makes it hard to deal with.

After a roof inspection, you’ll have a better idea of your roof’s condition. We can alert you to any repairs that will need to be made in the future, that way you can start saving up for them immediately. 

No more having to hit the panic button whenever you need hundreds/thousands of dollars for a repair or replacement. 

Longer Lifespan

Roofs can last an exceptionally long time, as long as they’re taken care of. Neglecting your roof can literally cut its lifespan in half. However, hiring routine inspections can lengthen it.

For example, if we notice any signs of rust on your commercial metal roof during the inspection, we can spray a roof coating, which will add up to 25 more years to its life.

Imagine not having to worry about replacing your roof for several more decades. Think of all the ways you could spend that money you saved for your company.

Schedule a Roof Inspection Today

Now that you have seen an in-depth guide on how much a roof inspection costs and why it’s such an important service, be sure to factor the roof inspection cost into your budget this month.

Be sure to read this article for more information and must-know tips for hiring the right commercial roofers on your property. For more inquiries, please call your flat roof pros at 217-636-8071 and we will be happy to assist you further.