By BEM Expert | Aug 5, 2019

Third-Party Roof Inspections

Third-Party Roof Inspections

Roof inspections done by a 3rd party have advantages with the first being a protective measure for both client and contractor. Offering assurance that all work done to a certain point is up to code and industry standards are imperative. It provides the proper documentation that a contractor needs to complete the project while simultaneously giving the client peace of mind because they know the job is being handled safely and correctly.

Why Inspections on an Ongoing Roof Project are Important
The benefits of having an added pair of eyes and ears on a project are abundant. Inspections provide extra security and assurance for all parties involved in a roofing project. Inspections on ongoing roofing projects also satisfy insurance company requirements for coverage as well as provide home improvement lenders with documented proof that the money provided as a loan was used to repair or replace the roof. Generally, roofing warranties are contingent upon an inspection after installation is complete. Once the roof is completed, contacting Building Envelope Management should be your next step in order to ensure that you receive your full roofing warranty.

The “Who” Behind the Inspection and What an RRO Certification Is
Registered Roof Observers or RRO is the title given to third-parties who have undergone the certification process need to complete an inspection on a roof. They’ve completed the training and passed the test to become certified. They can then use the certification to line up inspection work.

The Benefits of Inspection for the Client
Although it may not seem necessary to have as many inspections done on a roof during installation, it’s a protective measure that prevents future issues from occurring. It ensures that the roof is up to code so that it’s insurable. It lets the lender know that the money borrowed to improve the home was used as it stated it would be.

Having routine roof inspections done benefits the client in the following ways:

  • It prevents future repairs. It can be very costly to fix a roof that wasn’t installed or repaired correctly.
  • It meets insurance and lender standards by supplying the right documentation. To prevent the loss of an insurance policy and secure future financing with a financial institution that loans money, an inspection is a necessity.

A client who has a third-party step in and inspects the roof is taking precautionary measures against future expenses.

The Benefits of an Inspection for the Contractor
Ongoing inspections done by a 3rd party are a necessary part of the installation process. Contractors have the following advantages to look forward to when working with a professional with RRO certification:

  • Added protection. What may be invisible to the naked eye can be detected when another person looks at it. Rather than put the contractor in a position where their job may be compromised, the third-party offers reassurance that the work was done correctly. If a problem exists, the inspector lets the contractor know so they can fix it and avoid possible legal action.

It’s better to have a roof checked and double-checked than left uninspected.

Third-Party Inspections are a Necessity
As noted, 3rd party roof inspections benefit both the client and contractor in many ways. It safeguards both parties by ensuring that the homeowner and roofer live up to the end of their bargain contractually. When the go-between has RRO certification, they’re required to acknowledge IIBEC Code of Ethics which include adhering to the highest standards and reporting any violations discovered during an inspection.

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