Roof certifications are separate from a home inspection. They focus on things like:
- Condition of roofing materials
- Ridges, caps and drip edges
- Soundness of drains, downspouts, and gutters
- Flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, valleys and mounting of HVAC units
If the roof does not require repairs, the roofing company will then estimate the remaining years of life for a roof and certify its inspection. The certification is good for two to five years, depending on local custom.
If the roof requires repairs, after the repairs are performed, the roofing company will then issue the roof certification.
TIP: You might want to make sure the company will still be in business during the term of your roof warranty.