Roof Inspections

Golden Gate Home Inspections
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Golden Gate Home Inspections
Based on 411 reviews

Roof inspections near you in the SF bay area

Roof Inspections

  • Certified home inspectors
  • Detailed home inspection reports
  • Experienced Inspectors
  • modern inspection tools

We provide roof inspections for single-family homes, multi-unit, and commercial buildings. Our roof inspections cover all sub-systems of the roofing installation and we can give a general range of remaining life on a roof based on the results of the inspection.

Additionally, you can order one of our specialty roof inspections where we inspect the exterior of the property to assess any other issues that may be related to moisture intrusion issues. Our inspectors carry an array of modern tools to help give an accurate assessment of the roof and exterior systems.

Certified Home Inspectors

All of our Home Inspectors are certified by either ASHI or InterNACHI to provide industry-standard Home Inspections for buyers, sellers, and existing homeowners.

Highly Rated

We are a highly rated home inspection company. We have earned this reputation by providing quality, unbiased home inspections, and excellent customer service.

Experience & Training

Our home inspectors have years of experience in the trades and perform additional training yearly to stay up-to-date on the latest home inspection tools and techniques.

Rapid Turnaround

We are an agile and accommodating inspection agency. Our normal turnaround is 1-2 business days but we can do same-day reports for tight contingency timelines.

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Pricing Details

How Much Do Roof Inspections Cost?

The price of roof inspections can vary based on the square footage of the property,
and what’s included in the inspection. Our pricing starts at $595 for single-family homes up to 2000 sqft.

Commercial Roof Inspections

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Our commercial roof inspections are tailored to the building, its layout, and the general square footage. Commercial roof inspections are more complex and can take multiple inspectors to complete depending on the size of the building(s). Contact us to get a customized quote for your project. 

1 Certified Home Inspector
1-2 Hours

  • Coverings
  • Flashings
  • Roof Drainage Systems
  • Skylights
  • Roof Penetrations and Chimney
  • Interior Inspection for Moisture Intrusion

Roof Inspections

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Our standard roof inspections check the entire roof system-by-system, checking the roof coverings, flashings, drainage systems, penetrations, chimneys, and skylights. 

1 Certified Home Inspector
1 Hour

  • Coverings
  • Flashings
  • Roof Drainage Systems
  • Skylights
  • Roof Penetrations and Chimney
  • Interior Inspection for Moisture Intrusion

Specialty Roof Inspections w/ Thermal Imaging

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This inspection is tailored for customers who may be having an issue with signs of water intrusion in their homes. We examine the entire waterproofing envelope of the home and try to help diagnose where the source of moisture is coming from and give recommendations on the next steps.

1 Certified Home Inspector
1 Hour

  • All items in the Roof Inspection
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Interior Moisture Mapping
  • Thermal Imaging

Not what you need? Check out the other home inspection services that we provide.

Roof inspections can help extend the service life of your roof

What is a Roof Inspection?

A roof inspection checks the condition of your entire roof and all of its subsystems. An inspector checks the roof coverings, flashings, drainage system, skylights, roof penetrations, and chimney.

The inspector will be looking for leaks, unusual wear and tear, damage caused by debris, organic growth issues, roof installation defects, and signs of previous repairs.

Our roof inspections are conducted by a certified home inspector who is trained to perform professional roof inspections.

At Golden Gate Home Inspections, all of our home inspectors are certified, by either InterNACHI, ASHI, or CREIA. They are trained to inspect each system of a home and are specialists in inspecting the wide variety and ages of properties in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Home Inspections in the San Francisco Bay Area

Our Foundation inspections are detailed and comprehensive

What does a Roof Inspection include?

Roof Coverings

Detailed inspection of the roof coverings. We look at the general condition of the coverings as well as looking for signs of installation defects, gaps, or separations that could lead to moisture intrusion of the interior space.


Visual inspection of the flashing systems with attention given to connection points, age, condition, and any areas that could lead to moisture intrusion.

Roof Drainage System

Detailed evaluation of the roof’s drainage systems that looks for any blockages or clogs impeding the flow of moisture from the roof away from the home.

Skylights, Chimneys, and other Roof Penetrations

Inspection of the skylights, chimneys, and other roof penetrations. We look for any gaps, separations, rust, and general defects that can contribute to further degradation of the roofing system.

Frequently Asked Questions about home inspections

Frequently Asked Questions

The average roof inspection cost in the San Francisco Bay Area is $595-$695 for single-family homes and $1285 for commercial roof inspections. Multi-family roof inspections are priced individually depending on the size

The final cost of a roof inspection varies and depends on the total square footage and the complexity of the building. 

Roof inspections are normally included in our other inspection types but they can also be ordered on their own as well.

A roof inspection looks at the home’s roofing installation system-by-system. Our inspectors will check the coverings, flashings, drainage system, penetrations, chimneys, and skylights. 

The scope of a roof inspection can be customized to your needs i.e. having a moisture intrusion issue or if you need an independent inspection after a new roof installation.

Roof inspections normally take about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the property.

For larger inspections such as multi-unit roof inspections or commercial roof inspections, the timing may take longer. A general rule of thumb is 30 minutes per 1000 square feet. 

See below for average time frames: 

• 1 Hour for a Single Family Home Roof Inspection

• 1-2 Hours for a Multi-Unit Roof Inspection

• 3 to 4 Hours for a Commercial Roof Inspection

Scheduling is normally possible within 1 to 3 days from the time you call us. 

We have a team of inspectors so finding a time for your last-minute inspection is possible. 

Our inspection reports are usually delivered 1 to 2 days after the inspection.

If you have a tight inspection contingency, same-day home inspection reports are possible at an additional fee of $75. 

No, we do not give prices for repairs on deficiencies that we identify. It is usually best to take the report to a licensed roofing contractor and get an estimate from a professional in your local area as prices vary greatly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

We recommend working with your realtor or reaching out through your personal network to find the right home services professionals for your home.

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Why get a Roof Inspection?

A roof repair can easily cost you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand, making it one of the most expensive home repairs you could have.

A general home inspection will cover every room in your home and will take a close look at your roof, but if you need further assurance or suspect that there may be something amiss you may need a roof specialist to take a look to give you peace of mind.

A thorough roof inspection will include the observation and documentation of blistered or split shingles or tiles, missing or broken roof materials, metal that has rusted where the house meets the roof, proper ventilation to the roof itself, proper solar or air conditioner installation, corroded flashing, sagging between rafters and more. These types of observations can save you a lot of money and can help you make an informed purchase.

Roof Inspections are advisable every couple of years depending on the age of your roof. If there is damage to the roof that requires you to find a roofing contractor, be sure to get a few different quotes to compare. You do not want to pay more than you need to for repairs. Home inspections are an excellent place to start, but a thorough roof inspection can save you thousands of dollars.

Golden Gate Home Inspections offers different types of roof inspections to fit your needs. We understand the importance of roof and exterior inspections to the habitability of your home and we will provide you with a thorough report that will help you take action and quickly.

Contact us today at [email protected] or call us directly at (415) 878-1331 to schedule an inspection. The roof over your head should be the first thing on your inspection list, so if you’re having any issues please give us a call.

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