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Roof Certification Inspection

What Is A Roof Certification Inspection?

The Roof Certification Inspection is commonly requested by Florida Insurance Companies when your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. The inspection is completed by Florida licensed home inspectors who inspect and report on the condition and life expectancy of your roof.

After completion of the roof certification inspection, a home inspector will deliver you a two-page report on your roof which will detail damages, repairs, and other concerns attached with pictures. That report is then sent to your insurance agent who will evaluate the report and give direction on what is needed.

Lifespan Needed On Roofs

Due to Florida’s history with hurricanes, insurance companies are using real-world data to estimate the life expectancies of roofs. Therefore, while a home inspector may report that your roof has 3 years of life remaining, an insurance company most likely will request you replace your roof. This is because most of the roofs with 3 years and less of life remaining do not survive through the next major hurricanes. Most insurance companies will want at least 5 years of life remaining before you have to replace your roof. Learn more about the lifespan needed on different roof coverings.

What You Can Do

To keep your insurance premium as low as possible, while not having to replace your roof, you should keep up with the regular maintenance of your roof. Here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your roof is clean of debris, moss, and dirt.
  • Have your roof inspect after a major wind event. Learn how to inspect your own roof.
  • Have your roof inspected at least every 2-3 years by a home inspector.
  • Complete professional repairs as needed.

What We Inspect

We conduct roof certification inspections in the Greater Tampa Bay and Orlando Areas. If you need a roof certification inspection, this is what we will be looking for.

Roof Age

The report will reflect the estimated age of the roof or, if available, the age shown on permitting information.

Signs of Damage

Any signs of damage, such as cracked tiles, deteriorated shingles, leaks and water damage, are reported.

Life Expectancy

Our inspector will conduct a visual check of the roof and attic to determine the expected life remaining.

Roof Certification Inspection Service Areas

Key Cities We Serve

Key Cities We Serve

The Highest-Rated in Tampa Bay & Orlando

Tasha Hines
Tasha Hines
01:26 18 Aug 22
Thank you Bobby for performing a thorough inspection of the property, putting together a comprehensive report that outlined potential risk and risk level, and after the inspection taking the time to walk me thru the findings. Would highly recommend
Steven Siron
Steven Siron
18:27 16 Aug 22
Very thorough home inspection. Included pictures of all findings.
Chris Warren
Chris Warren
18:09 16 Aug 22
Inspector showed up on time and went thru plumbing inspection photos and videos on site at time of inspection and explained everything. Would definitely use again!
linda leth
linda leth
13:56 16 Aug 22
Our inspector was friendly, thorough, professional and patient! A great experience. Would highly recommend.
Meteorologist Daniel Q
Meteorologist Daniel Q
12:42 16 Aug 22
Waypoint and Inspector Eddie were absolutely professional and knowledgeable throughout the Warranty inspection. Eddie was thorough and explained every issue he came across. Pictures and the report were done same day. Thank you for everything!!!
John Fanning
John Fanning
23:26 15 Aug 22
Jim was a terrific inspector. He was thorough in his work and even more thorough with his communication. He took the time to explain details that I did not understand, and made sure that I had an opportunity for follow-up questions if I had them later. MUCH appreciated, Jim and Waypoint!
Leslie bevers
Leslie bevers
14:36 15 Aug 22
It was a great experience. I love that he took time to go over results with us.
Silvia Murillo
Silvia Murillo
14:34 15 Aug 22
Inspector was very nice thorough and professional . I will recommend.
Patricia Ball
Patricia Ball
12:51 15 Aug 22
Thorough and very pleasant. Very fast turnaround on the report! Highly recommend.
gixertipico
gixertipico
12:41 13 Aug 22
I had used waypoint in the past and saw their name pop up on the google search I did so I quickly recognized the company and remembered the great job they had done. I gave them a call to get some inspections done that was being required by the insurance company and they were able to fit me in their schedule a couple of days later. Jeff arrived on time, was very respectful, professional and very detailed. Waypoints service is as great today as it was back in 2009 when I first used their services.
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