Ensure Your New Home’s Longevity with a Roof Inspection

Are you in the process of purchasing a home in Phoenix, Arizona? Buying a home can often be an overwhelming process, especially when it’s older, and you are presented with a multitude of potential issues identified by your home inspector. One of these items is most likely the roof, that’s why it’s important you get a professional roof inspection. 

At In-Ex Designs Roofing, we understand the importance of knowing the true condition of your roof before making significant decisions.

Why You Need More Than a Visual Inspection

Home inspectors do their best to identify areas that need attention, but when it comes to your roof, a visual inspection may not be enough. As homes approaching or exceeding 20 years of age with tile roofs, there could be underlying issues that are not immediately visible.

Often those involved with the purchase of your home (realtors, sellers, etc.) want to gloss over these issues because it leads to the cancellation of the contract. As an informed home buyer, you NEED to have all the facts before you commit to your new home.

Avoid Costly Surprises Down the Road

Did you know that the underlayment of your tile roof is crucial in preventing interior leaks? When a tile roof in the Arizona Valley approaches or exceeds the 20-year mark the underlayment begins to fail. When this occurs, interior leaks are the result. The tile itself is typically made of concrete and will last beyond 50 years, but the underlayment is a different story, and it is the underlayment that ultimately keeps water from getting into your home. 

Over time, especially in our hot, dry desert climate, underlayment can deteriorate, leading to potential leaks and costly repairs. This is not an inspection method performed by home inspectors and these issues may not be apparent during a standard home inspection. Even though your home might not currently be leaking, the chance of this occurring within the first few years of being in your new home is high. The cost to replace the underlayment on the typical home in our area can easily exceed $10K.

Wondering What Crucial Details Might Be Overlooked?

Consider these two questions about the home you are interested in purchasing:

  1. Is the home close to or exceeds 20 years of age?
  2. Does the home have a tile roof?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might be missing a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to assessing your roof’s true condition. While home inspectors can provide a visual inspection, their evaluation is often limited, leaving potential issues undetected. The home inspector is only able to make a visual inspection of your roof and in some instances only inspect from a ladder’s edge identifying visual items that need to be repaired (i.e. broken or shifted tiles, cleaning excessive debris, and sealing vents).  The home inspector typically includes a disclaimer in their report that suggests further evaluation by a licensed roofing contractor. 

Despite this recommendation, this step is frequently overlooked. As a result, only surface-level issues are addressed, leaving underlying concerns unattended. These quick fixes may cost under $1000 and be swiftly resolved, but they fail to address the real concerns with the roof.

What Implications Does This Have For You? 

It suggests that you may not be receiving comprehensive information about the roof’s condition, potentially leading to unexpected expenses down the line. A looming $10K to $15K repair shortly after you take ownership could catch you off guard, as it WOULD NOT be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy or your home warranty.

Discover the In-Ex Difference

At In-Ex Designs Roofing, we go beyond the surface. Our experts specialize in thorough roof inspections in Arizona, including the assessment of underlayment conditions. Whether your roof is made of tile, asphalt shingles, or a flat roof system, we provide comprehensive reports and face-to-face consultations to discuss necessary costs and repairs.

Don’t Let Uncertainty Cloud Your Decision

You deserve to have all the facts before finalizing your home purchase or sale. Don’t let overlooked roof issues become a burden down the line. Trust In-Ex Designs Roofing to give you peace of mind.

Contact Us Today For An Inspection!

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Schedule your roof inspection with In-Ex Designs Roofing and make confident decisions about your home’s future. Reach out to us at 602-938-7575 for a free estimate and to get started.


In-Ex Designs Roofing is a residential and commercial roofing contractor in the Phoenix metropolitan area serving Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise.


In-Ex Designs Roofing
4435 E Chandler Blvd  Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ  85048

Phone: 602.938.7575

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

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