Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal offers roof inspections for both residential homes and commercial structures. Trust our roofing experts to examine your roof and ensure that every detail is maintained properly.
Residential Roof Inspections
Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal provides free estimates for roof repair or replacement requests. These free estimates are available for the owner of the residence. If you are a buyer who is under option for the purchase of a home, please consider our 16 point inspection report or our Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) report.
Our thorough 16-point roof inspection report will determine the overall condition of a roofing system. This report will provide a photo documented analysis of the condition of all components and cite specific concerns with recommendations for repair or replacement. A 16-point roof inspection report costs $150* and will provide peace of mind knowing that any problems with your roofing system have been addressed. If roof replacement is chosen our fee is refundable.
In addition to an inspection report, Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal also offers a roofing certification. Our Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) report will include the 16 point inspection process and will either establish a new 2 year “leak free” transferable warranty or cite needed repairs, including a written estimate to achieve this warranty. It is perfect for home buyers or sellers looking to add a transferable warranty to their roof before a home sale. This estimate is usually done at the time of a regular home inspection. A (PRC) report costs $300* and will provide the buyer or the seller of a home a valuable asset in establishing a new 2 year warranty! If roof replacement is chosen our fee is refundable.
16-Point Roof Inspection
certain conditions apply
Our 16-point roof inspection is perfect for homeowners or prospective buyers who want to get a better idea about the overall health of their roof. Our roof inspection process includes:
- Inspect home and calculate for proper intake and exhaust ventilation.
- Inspect attic interior for moisture and/or dry rot.
- Inspect attic for damaged and broken rafters.
- Inspect attic vents for holes, cracks and deterioration.
- Inspect roof for missing and proper fastening of shingles and ridge.
- Inspect roof for impact bruising, granular loss, curling, defects and deterioration.
- Inspect roof decking for lifts, delaminating layers and rot.
- Inspect chimney and skylight flashings for proper seal and installation.
- Inspect brick and rock chimneys for tuck point and cap condition.
- Inspect metal drip edge for proper type and installation.
- Inspect valleys for proper installation, wear, cracks and deterioration.
- Inspect metal flashings at walls for corrosion and proper installation.
- Inspect rubber boots at top of pipes for dry rot & deterioration.
- Inspect storm collars at pipes for proper seal.
- Inspect all pipe flashings for cracks.
- Inspect gutters, and downspouts for blockage & proper drainage.
Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) With 2 Year Transferable Warranty!
certain conditions apply
A professional roofing certification can play a valuable role in the buying and selling of a home.
Roof replacement can be a significant cost in today’s market. Many homes throughout the Austin area have various roofing problems that range from normal wear and tear to improper installation to un-repaired hail damage. The existence of hail damage voids any manufacturer’s warranty as well as any contractor’s labor warranty. A Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) from Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal will provide the potential buyer or seller of the home a new 2 year transferable warranty giving peace of mind to the buyer or a valuable marketing asset to the seller.
A Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) is separate from a home inspection. Home inspectors, for the most part, do not perform roof inspections. At Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal – one of Texas’s oldest roofing contractors – we actually get on the roofs to perform a thorough 16 point inspection and issue a professional report. Our report will provide a picture documented analysis of the condition of roofing materials, flashings, ridges, chimneys, vents, solar mounts, and more. In addition, we will document any hail damage, determine roof pitch, number of layers, previous repairs and all other roofing concerns.
Unlike other “free” inspections offered by some roofing companies, at Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal our Professional Roofing Certification (PRC) report will either establish a new 2 year transferable warranty or cite needed repairs, including a written estimate, to achieve this warranty.
Unprecedented in the marketplace at $300.00* the value of this report is tremendous! No other roofing company is offering a product that could establish a new 2 year, leak free transferable warranty simply for the cost of an inspection.
Don’t trust one of the most expensive components of your home, namely the “roof over your head,” to whoever will come out for free. Instead have the professionals at Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal provide a tangible, detailed report that will prove to be a valuable resource whether you are buying or selling your home.
*price is for a standard 1 story roof up to 6/12 pitch. (Additional cost may apply for 2-3 story and steeper pitch)
Contact us today to receive further information about our roof inspection services or to get a free quote.
Commercial Roof Inspections
Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal provides free estimates for roof repair and replacement requests. These free estimates are available for the owner of the building. In addition, as a Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP), Ja-Mar offers commercial building owners roof inspections, scheduled maintenance agreements and service contracts.
Commercial Roof Inspection Pricing
Commercial Roof Inspection: $500 (up to 25,000 sqft / $.02 per additional sqft)
Commercial Roof Inspection, evaluation and report: $1000 (up to 25,000 sqft / $.04 per additional sqft)
Commercial Roof Inspection, evaluation and report w/ thermal moisture scan analysis: $2500 (up to 25,000 sqft / $.10 per additional)
Infrared Thermal Moisture Scans
Using Infrared technology, Ja-Mar Roofing and Sheet Metal’s commercial roof inspectors can analyze sections of your roof for hard to spot damage. Moisture damage is sometimes very difficult to detect with the naked eye alone. Infrared devices can detect cooler areas in your roof’s structure that may indicate moisture gathering. Repairing these areas proactively removes the possibility for mold growth or structural weakening due to water damage.
Infrared scans can be conducted from the air with a camera drone, or by a walking technician. Both of these methods are non-destructive, and provide an accurate picture of potential damage to your roof without the need for preemptive and invasive demolitions.
External Surface Inspection
Determining if damage to your roof is cosmetic or more serious is a critical piece of staying ahead of costly roofing problems. Surface tears and loosened fastenings can be caught by wind and lead to large-scale damage. Our inspectors can thoroughly examine any surface level damage, including systems installed on your roof to prevent damage before it occurs.
Hazardous materials on your roof can erode protective coatings and damage the structure of your roof. Substances like oil, grease, and acid can find their way to your roof, and may converge into puddles that don’t dissolve easily. We’ll get these pollutants cleaned up and ensure protectants are still effective on your roofing surface.
Rainstorms are common in Texas – but did you know the difficulties they might create on your roof? Standing water on a roof can be a serious problem. Over time, water creates small indents on your roof where puddles gather. These puddles cause coating to shrivel, and the weight of the water in these indentations can make them deeper, causing a compounding problem.
Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal inspectors can remove water and debris from your roof to extend the life of your roof and prevent leaks or further damage.
A commercial roofing system is a valuable asset that must be maintained properly.
Keeping your roofing system in good condition requires regularly scheduled maintenance and professional inspections. Contact Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal to discuss your commercial roof inspection needs. We’ll set you up with a proactive plan that will extend the life of your roof and give you peace of mind.