Routine roof inspections in the spring and the fall can nip any potential problems in the bud, which is important because any roof damage can lead to expensive roof repairs, so it is a good idea to have the roof inspected following a high-wind or hailstorm.  Roof inspections range from $ 75 to $600, averaging $220, depending upon the type of inspection a roofing expert employ.  Standard drones and drones with infrared cameras can provide the most comprehensive account of a roof’s condition.

A roof inspection is performed by a trained professional who checks a home’s roof for signs of wear and tear and any potential problem areas.  Roof inspections are necessary for insurance, refinancing or selling a home.  Following a roof inspection, you’ll receive a roof certification, a signed statement issued by a Licensed Roofing Inspector, certifying that a roof has no defects and can be utilized safely under normal conditions.  It is important to note that a roof certification comes at an additional cost.


Roof Inspections

Roof inspections have become more comprehensive as technology has become available for closer inspections.  Those advancements include the use of drones and infrared thermometers and cameras.


Physical Roof inspection

A traditional, physical roof inspection often involves a certified contractor climbing a ladder to reach your roof to examine it.  A physical inspection typically costs between $75 to $200 depending upon the size of your roof and other considerations like its slope and how many stories your home has.


Drone Roof Inspection

A drone inspection provides a view of the roof from the air.  A drone has a flying camera that can record footage of the entire roof surface.  After the drone has flown, a professional on the ground reviews the footage and recommends any repairs that are needed.


Infrared Roof Inspection

Infrared roofing inspection is a highly useful service for those who want to know exactly what is happening under their roof.  It utilizes infrared technology allowing inspectors to see issues or problems that the naked eye cannot spot.  This inspection is more expensive than drone and physical inspections, but it offers a more thorough review of a roof and can catch signs of damage that wouldn’t be spotted otherwise.  The price range is $400 to $600.


Factors Influencing the Cost of Roof Inspection

When planning to have a roof inspected, the cost is usually top of mind.  You might not know that some factors can affect the cost of a roof inspection.

  • Square footage
  • Slope
  • Accessibility


Square footage

Size matters.  The larger the square footage, the higher the cost.  It takes more time to inspect the larger roof.  It may require additional team members which raises labor costs.



The steeper the roof, the more difficult it is to access.  Steep roofs require safety equipment and caution to complete the physical assessment.  Drone assessment are a good option for steep roofs.   An infrared camera on a drone will capture thermal images and make the areas of moisture accumulation more visible.



Contact Us

Family-owned and operated, Deegan Roofing Company has been installing and servicing residential and commercial roofing customers in the New Jersey area for over 30 years.  If you are concerned about your roof surviving the upcoming winter weather or are currently experiencing roofing problems, it’s never too late to contact Deegan Roofing to get your roof inspected before winter.  Website  Address345 Terrill Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 HoursOpen 8:30 AM ⋅ Closes 5:30 PM


Phone(908) 322-6405


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