It can be tempting to ask for quotes and expect them served to you like a menu. However, flat fees don’t always work in the home improvement area. More often than not, you might end up paying more than you bargained for.
As such, Sacramento repair companies will often request on seeing your roof first before they give you a cost estimate. Should you grant them permission? The decision is entirely up to you.
However, we do recommend that you screen the surveyors wisely. Some will pose as roofers and then use the appointment to hard-sell a product.
During a roofing inspection, several things can happen. Below are some possible scenarios to expect:
- The contractor walks on your roof. Some problems are only visible upon closer inspection. This scenario will only happen when your roofing system is strong enough to accommodate foot traffic and the problem really necessitates an ocular survey.
- He performs the inspection from a ladder. Rotting shingles and multiple leaks indicate that the internal structure might be unsafe to walk on. To avoid compounding any damage and to ensure his own safety, the roofer can simply check the gutter but will not set foot on your roof.
- He uses special equipment to get a view of your roofing system. Pairing tall ladders with binoculars and powerful cams, professionals can document and assess roofing damage without stepping on any brittle shingles or subjecting your roof to unnecessary mechanical damage.
As you can see, no matter which way they do it, repair specialists will make that inspection happen, and they will exercise their best judgment to walk on your roof or not.