how long should a roof inspection take

How Long Does a Roof Inspection Take?

Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. It protects you from the things mother nature likes to throw at it. Being regularly bombarded by elements, your home’s rooftop is in a constant flux of degeneration. In the case that your roof is unable to function properly, it can become the beginning of all sorts of damage which can spread all around your home. As Colorado’s weather can be especially brutal on your roof, roof inspections become crucial for those with concerns of high winds, hail, or snow. With damage not always being immediately evident, your rooftop may not show signs of damage until they have become dangerous and much less wallet friendly. A roof inspection assures you a peace-of-mind by potentially catching a problem early and not getting caught by any underlying issues. But just how long does a roof inspection take, exactly?

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What is a Roof Inspection?

A rooftop inspection is a detailed assessment of your home’s roof by a roofing professional.

By using a range of equipment, they will inspect the roof and if they find any places of concern you and a professional can decide the next steps to take.

Why Are Roof Inspections Important?

Like maintaining your car, lawn, garden, or your health; having someone inspect your roof can help determine its overall condition (and potentially save you more stress and money in the long run).

Unfortunately, roofing problems don’t always appear as a giant leaky hole in your ceiling. Often, your roof’s problems will be much less noticeable (leaks and various insulation issues).

Colorado weather can be intense and unpredictable. With downpours of rain, wind, hail, and snow; Colorado’s weather has a large effect on the durability and quality of your rooftop.

To keep these elements from affecting your roof’s reliability, Roof inspections are critical for guaranteeing that your rooftop is managed and doesn’t develop these or other issues.

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When Should You Get A Roof Inspection?

  • Fall and Spring are the safest and easiest seasons to have your roof inspected, especially in Colorado, due to the comparatively mild weather and safer weather conditions.
  • The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends having your roof inspected one during Fall and once during Spring.
  • The National Roofing Contractors Association also recommends having your roof inspected after any significant weather event.

How Long Will a Roof Inspection Take?

Depending on the size of your home, the roof inspection itself should only take between 45-60 minutes.

However, various factors can make the process a little longer.

These factors include:

  • The Kind of Roof You Have: There are many roof designs and each design takes a different length of time to inspect.
  • The Square Footage Of Your Home: Larger homes will naturally take longer to properly inspect.
  • Accessibility Of Your Roof: Some areas of your roof may be more difficult to access than others.

What Is Checked During A Roof Inspection?

Your roof inspection shouldn’t be a disruptive experience.

The inspector is only looking around for signs of a potential issue. Nothing more than a ladder being placed against the house and footsteps are typically all you will experience.

During the roof inspection, our roofing professional will conduct a checklist:

Surface Assessment

Discoloration or warping is looked for since this can be a sign of water damage.

Hail damage can be hard to locate so hail-strike damage is assessed.


Airflow in your attic is extremely important and professionals can determine whether your vents are working to the standard your home requires.

Structural survey

It is important to get past the superficial damage and expose any structural weakness your roof may be experiencing. Promptly identifying these kinds of problems and approaching the issues are essential for home maintenance.

Insurance Claims

In the event of your roof being damaged, a professional will be needed to properly describe and itemize any damage.

A professional will be your guide through the process of an insurance claim.

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B&M Roofing: Colorado’s Professional Roof Inspectors

B&M Roofing of Colorado provides free, no-obligation professional roof inspections to homeowners in Denver and Boulder.

As Colorado residents, we know the weather and elements can have an effect on your roof. Being able to spot old, weathered, or damaged roofs is our speciality.

If during a roof inspection; we find that we can save you money, we absolutely will.

If you need repairs after an inspection, we will absolutely say so.

On the flip side, if you DON’T need any repairs at all, we will absolutely say so.

It’s about protecting you and your home…AND your wallet.

Request a visit from our inspection team with our online form, or by calling 303.443.5843.