Many home inspectors will not walk on a roof to avoid the liability for damage.  They lean a ladder along the edge of the roof and try to determine its condition from there.  While some indications of the condition of the roof may be evident, other major concerns may not be.  One of these is the condition of the mastic used to seal around flashings, skylights and fireplaces.  Mastic dries out in time and cracks, causing perhaps the major reason for leakage into homes.  It is therefore imperative that this be checked.

Some licensed roofing contractors perform roof inspections and for a fee will offer certifications for a period of years.  During that time if any leaks occur, the contractor will make the repairs without charge.  One important benefit from this contact is knowing someone to call for periodic maintenance.





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