Roof Certification

The purpose of a roof inspection is to verify the roof’s physical condition to the insurance company.


The roof information covered in the report will be as follows:

    • Covering Material

      • Composite Asphalt Shingles, Wooden Shingles, Metal Roofing, Clay, Slate, and Concrete Tiles.

    • Roof Age In Years

      • If you provide the permit paperwork or a paid invoice from when the roof was installed your inspector can add that exact information to the report. We do make every attempt to gather any and all information from the county when possible.
    • Remaining Useful Lifespan

      • Asphalt shingles can last from 15 years to 30 years depending on the climate and maintenance. Here in Northeast Florida, Asphalt Shingles have an average lifespan of 20 years. Wooden shingles are a beautiful, natural option for roofing, and can last up to 60 years. A metal roof is durable and can last from 40 – 70 years. Metal may dent with a hailstorm or stray baseball. Tiles can last up to 100 years, depending on the composition.

  • Any Visible Signs of Leaks to Attic/Underside of Decking?

    • Dark areas are covered in heavy algae or areas that show sagging.

  • Condition of Roof
      • Damaged, Missing, loose, or curled shingles.
      • Algae or fungus growing on shingles.
      • Rusting of Flashing or parts that look loose.
      • Cracked mortar.
      • Parts of the roof found on the ground or in the gutters
      • Plants growing from the roof surface and/ or gutters


  • Any Visible Signs of Leaks to Interior Ceilings? 

    • Checking the attic for signs of leaks and water damage. Although the roof of the home may look to be undamaged from the exterior, wind or rain may have caused damage to the area under the roof. Ceilings and interior walls may have staining from leaks.


New Ground Home Inspections offers home inspection services to Jacksonville, Orange Park, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request an appointment.