Roof Inspections

Roof Inspection Baton Rouge, LA

We provide Roof Inspections in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas in Baton Rouge to New Orleans. 

If your Baton Rouge roof is over 25 years old or updates have not been documented, chances are your insurance carrier is requiring a Roof Inspection aka Roof Condition Certification Form. Some insurance companies say “the roof is a major source of protection against high winds, if the roof is allowed to deteriorate, all the home and it’s contents are vulnerable to storm damage.”

Insurance carriers want to ensure the roof is currently in good condition, and is not at high risk to fail during a storm. Only a licensed roofer, home inspector, or building contractor should perform a Roof Inspection.

Our roof inspectors will evaluate your roof and let you know if any issues need to be fixed before submitting your report. Having a home inspector provide your Roof Inspection in Baton Rouge may benefit as the inspector is unbiased. We have no intention of selling you a roof or repairs. We complete the roof inspection and report to you our findings. If the inspection passes, we will submit it to your insurance agent for you, so you don’t have to worry.

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Tile Roof Repair

The average life expectancy of a tile roof covering in Baton Rouge over the years. Many times home owners and property managers will develop roof leaks and issues much sooner than this. These leaks can happen due to improper installation, poor base sheet materials, or storm damage. With a tile roof the underlayment layers are what actually keep the water from penetrating the roof. The tile is solely cosmetic. When completing a tile roof repair, it is imperative to remove all of the tiles in the effected area. Any rotted wood must be replaced and then a new 30lb base sheet will be nailed, per code, using galvanized steel tin caps. Once this is completed, a new tile underlayment layer will be installed to the 30lb base sheet. the most common tile underlayment used for repairs is Polyglass TU Plus. After the underlayment is installed, if the original tiles can’t be re-used, we will match the tiles as closely as possible. The tiles will be installed with polyfoam tile adhesive. This will ensure that the new tiles are installed in a way that will not add penetrations to the underlayment layer. And ensure that this will be a long lasting tile roof repair.

 

Shingle Roof Repair

The average life expectancy of a shingle roof covering in South Louisiana is 20-30 years. The life expectancy greatly varies between an architectural shingle and a 3-tab shingle. The architectural shingle will last much longer than a 3-tab shingle and carries a better warranty. Shingle roof leaks more commonly occur on a 3-tab shingle roof.

With either type of shingle, the shingles and 30lb base sheet will need to be removed in order to inspect the wood roof deck. Any rotted wood must be replaced. Then we will install a new 30lb base sheet and nail per code, using galvanized steel tin caps. The perimeter of the new 30lb base sheet will then be sealed using modified roofing tar and fiber glass membrane. If there are any vents, valley metal or roof accessories in the repair area, they must be replaced prior to installing the new shingles. We will then install the new 3-tab or architectural shingles to the entire repair area, and tie them into the connecting sections of the roof. The new shingles will be installed using six 1.25″ electrogalvanized ring shank nails. As a precaution, we will also seal every 3rd course of shingles in the repair area. This will ensure that your shingle roof repair will last a long time.

 

Flat Roof Repair

Unlike a tile or shingle roof covering, a flat roofs life expectancy can vary greatly. A modified flat roof system with a slope of 1:12 or more will have a life expectancy of approximately 20 years. A modified flat roof system that has a roof slope of 0:12 to 0.5:12 will most likely hold a significant amount of standing water. A flat roof that holds water will have a life expectancy at 10 years. This is much less than a flat roof with a steeper slope (1:12 or greater).

When completing a flat roof repair, the first step is to remove any cap sheet or base sheet layers, down to the structural roof deck. The most common roof deck types for flat roof systems will be a wood roof deck or a structural concrete roof deck. With a repair on a wood deck, any rotted wood will need to be replaced. With a structural concrete deck, the deck needs to be inspected for any weak areas or uneven surfaces that the base sheet will be applied to. If any roof deck damage is observed, the effected area must be floated with a high-tinsel strength self-leveling concrete mixture, and allowed to cure. Once these problems have been addressed, a base sheet must be installed to the roof deck. A 75lb base sheet is the most common type of anchored base sheet used. It will be nailed per code with galvanized steel tin caps. The perimeter of this base sheet will be sealed using roofing tar and an embedded fiberglass membrane. Once this layer is sealed, we will install a 120lb modified bitumen torch down cap sheet. This will be torched and melted to the base sheet and connecting edges of the existing roof cap sheet. The perimeter of the new modified cap sheet will be reheated and manually pressed to the existing cap sheet to ensure that the new cap sheet has a strong bond to the original flat roof. Once this torch down cap sheet layer has cooled, the perimeter will be sealed with roofing tar and an embedded fiberglass membrane. Because the flat roof will remain exposed to the elements, we will then spread and press white granules into the tar layer at the perimeter of the repair area. This will make the dark tar stay cool, and not adsorb as much heat, which can cause the tar to crack.

A roof repair done properly using this method will be a very long lasting repair, and will typically last longer than the existing roof covering.

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Faniece AllenFaniece Allen ★★★★★ We absolutely love the service we received from Reliable Roofing. I feel like Mr. Lionel is apart of my family now. The entire team was so kind and professional!! I also love my roof!!VICKI MOUCHVICKI MOUCH ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing came out and did a wonderful job! They respected us and were very transparent! I want to personally thank Lionel and his crew for such amazing work!Sherry WhiteSherry White ★★★★★ Lionel Hayes Reliable RoofingOn very short notice,between Christmas and New Year, 2023, Mr Hayes arranged to replace the roof of our home, and did so the day after the New Year. Throughout our conversations regarding the work, Mr Hayes was attentive, patient, and very respectful with my myriad of questions and concerns. The work was done while we were away from home. As promised, the work was started and completed in a day. Because we were away, Mr Hayes took the time to send pictures of the completed work. The new roof is an absolute dream come true and complements the brick of the house perfectly. Our property was impeccably clean at the finish of the roof replacement. When a roof replacement is required again, we will be calling Lionel Hayes..Maureen EdwardsMaureen Edwards ★★★★★ This is a very professional, friendly company. Super easy to work with and the job they do is first rate! Their post roofing clean up left my deck and yard looking better than when they arrived and our roof looks fabulous! Highly recommend Reliable Roofing to anyone planning to roof their home.KimKim ★★★★★ I am so happy I chose Reliable Roofing to replace my roof…they are really reliable and professional.If you’re looking for a roofing companygive them a call…they will take care of ALL of your roofing needs, including replacing gutters and chimney repair etc.Thank you Mr. Lionel @ Reliable Roofing!Tara OverstreetTara Overstreet ★★★★★ I recently had the opportunity to work with Lionel Hayes Jr of Reliable Roofing. My home had been in need of work for quite some time. After many visits from my insurance company along with the denials they presented with the review they provided, I was able to obtain an approval from them with the assistance of Reliable Roofing. Lionel along with his team, were patient, understanding and not pushy in making decisions. They took their time and provided many options to my wife and I to ensure that the roofing chosen was within budget and was what we wanted. Upon the start of the work, they were on time each day, replaced dangerous woodwork on my home and cleaned the entire area when the job was complete. They worked endlessly until the job was done and exceeded my expectations. I will be referring them to anyone looking and they have gained a customer for life. Thank you so much.- Written on behalf of Mr and Mrs Sterling AnthonyMike DunlapMike Dunlap ★★★★★ From the estimation to the completion of my roofing project was extremely quick. The level of professionalism is exceptional! They kept an open line of communication at all times and addressed our concerns immediately. I highly recommend Reliable Roofing.Raina WilliamsRaina Williams ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing is the ultimate choice in roof repairs and new roof installations. They offer high quality products and professional services with affordable prices. Thanks Reliable Roofing!Susan AranyosiSusan Aranyosi ★★★★★ I’m so glad I chose Reliable Roofing for my roof. They did a great job on my roof in one day and they installed a beautiful new chimney. I feel like I got a reasonable price after comparing with another company. Also Mr. Lionel is very honest. I accidentally filled out his check for more than amt. quoted and he noticed and brought it to my attention. He is a man with integrity which is hard to find these days. I love my new roof and chimneyMelanie JacksonMelanie Jackson ★★★★★ Reliable is very professional when it comes down to getting the job done. After seeing the job completed, I was so amazed at how my roof looked. When I tell you it made my house look like a brand new house. I’m so in luv with my new roof and Thanks to Reliable for doing an excellent job.-MelanieNickie DeshotelNickie Deshotel ★★★★★ We are very happy with our new roof! Lionel was great to work with from beginning to end and his crew was professional with removal and new installation. They left everything spotless! I would definitely recommend them to family and friends!Andrea PerryAndrea Perry ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing - their name says it all. A timely, professional, helpful and experienced team! It didn’t take these experts long to pin point my issue and complete the job same day. Definitely 5 star service! Thank you so much! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Curtis WilliamsCurtis Williams ★★★★★ Mr.Hayes of Reliable Roofing was very professional and upfront. Cares about your overall satisfaction. Workers are professionals and prompt. Job well done and priced affordable. Reliable Roofing was just that ….Reliable!Carlos MccloudCarlos Mccloud ★★★★★ About three months after the 2021 Ida storm, I noticed interior water damage. As I was challenging the results of the insurance claim, and after several inspections from plumbers and general contractors it was determined that there were no interior plumbing leaks. I received several roof installation quotes that were all over the board and appeared to be more about the zip code than actual scope of work and product. After seeing several commercials over a six-month period, I decided to give Mr. Hayes and his team a call. Mr. Hayes was very responsive in scheduling the time to come and inspection the roof and provided a reasonable estimate and timeline to begin and complete the installation. In addition, he assisted me in matching my shingle composition and color based on my budget, desired lifecycle, and aesthetics.If you are in need of roofing consultation, don't hesitate in giving the team at Reliable Roofing a call.Response from the ownerMr. McCloud,Thank you for trusting us with your roof. Thank you for putting your roofing needs in our hands. Elisa JacksonElisa Jackson ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing installed my new roof with excellence. Finally confident I have a lasting and perfect roof installation after two prior installations. Mr. Hayes chose the prefect colors for shingle and drip edge. His crew removed old roof, installed new roof, while simultaneously picking up debris. I witnessed a crew of professionalism, precision skills and time management. I immediately shared contact information with others. Reliable Roofing, I am very impressed. Thank you for your excellence and character.Response from the ownerMs. Jackson,Thank you dearly for allowing us to serve you. We are very happy that you can now feel secure in your home and no longer have to see the blue tarp. Thank you for giving us the best review there is by referring us to your friends and family. -Reliable Family Austin JamesAustin James ★★★★★ Finding someone to do great work is hard, but finding someone to do great work and great cleanup is even harder! They did a fantastic job in a timely manner, replacing the roof on my home, and when they were finish, they were not rushing trying to leave before they picked up every single thing. Definitely recommend!Response from the ownerMr. James,We are delighted that your roofing experience was successful. Thank you for choosing Reliable Roofing and Putting Your Roofing Needs In Our Hands. Stephanie LeBlancStephanie LeBlanc ★★★★★ Fast and fair service! Mr. Hayes came to assess our roof on a Friday of a holiday weekend and we had a new roof by the following Thursday. I really appreciated his different package options. It allowed us to make a selection that best fit our budget since we were having to come completely out of pocket for the replacement. All of his prices were lower than what was quoted to us by another company. I would definitely call with them again!Shirley HarrisShirley Harris ★★★★★ Great professional service that cleans the area as they go. The price for their service is very affordableCortney ButlerCortney Butler ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing is AMAZING!! When the insurance company tried to screw me after Hurricane Ida, he fought for me a brand new roof and we got it. He was always accessible and just a phone call away. Very knowledgeable about his craft. He and his team are very punctual and their work is immaculate. The products used are top of the line and comes with a 15 year warranty. They were EXTREMELY professional and made this process a breeze for me. I would recommend them to anyone looking for roof repair or replacement!!Skeka HoganSkeka Hogan ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing made my experience so easy and affordable. They are very professional and provide excellent customer services and high quality work. Mr. Lionel Hayes the owner was always accessible and communicated himself personally to me and addressed all of my concerns. I would highly recommend them for all roofing needs and more!!!Ms. BrodenMs. Broden ★★★★★ Reliable roofing made this process so easy. Mr. Lionel and his team were very professional throughout the whole process. The roof looks great. Everything was done with professionalism all the way down to the clean up. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone.Tamara ATamara A ★★★★★ This company was very professional and the installation was fast. I had a few problem areas on my roof they pointed them out and fixed them with no problem. 10 out of 10 I would recommend them for all your roofing needs.Danielle LagardeDanielle Lagarde ★★★★★ Reliable roofing is just that…reliable. Professional, fast turn around time. Worked around my needs. Definitely will be using this company again if needed.John WilliamsJohn Williams ★★★★★ Very responsive professional and knowledgeable. I will use them againDella RWDella RW ★★★★★ Mr Hayes and his crew came through and resolved my roofing issues. He and his team were both knowledgeable and professional. I’m extremely pleased with the outcome of their work and would highly recommend Mr Hayes’ company Reliable Roofing LLC. D RussellLionel BernardLionel Bernard ★★★★★ I contacted this company to redo my mom's roof in Baker, LA. Lionel Hayes contacted me right away. His company was AMAZING!! Great communication, great customer service, and great work!!!! I cannot say enough about what a FANTASTIC Job they did on my mom's roof!!! THANK YOU 😊Lisa M. BoudreauxLisa M. Boudreaux ★★★★★ I highly recommend Reliable Roofing they did an excellent job replacing my roof. Lionel was very pleasurable to work with. Thanks Reliable Roofing!!!Leah LingoLeah Lingo ★★★★★ We definitely recommend Reliable Roofing for any and all of your roofing needs! They were fast and professional. They were very responsive and gave honest opinions. Reliable Roofing satisfied all of our roofing needs!William HamiltonWilliam Hamilton ★★★★★ Reliable Roofing realy lives up to their name. the shingles and products they use are top of the line. Mr.Lionel is the owner very proffesional and knowledgeable with every aspect of roofing.Also his workers has to be the best i ever seen. They did everythng with efficiency. I highley recommend you give them a call.Me & my family are thankful to you all.🙏🤝Pat JohnsonPat Johnson ★★★★★ Reliable roofing did an awesome job repairing my roof. Punctual and cleaned up after. I would definitely recommend them. Thanks Lionel!Donna StewartDonna Stewart ★★★★★ This company was referred to me by at least three people; and I am so glad they did! The owner, Mr Lionel Hayes, is very professional and painstakingly patient. The work was done with competent employees and in a timely manner. I also was impressed with the cleanup! I truly would recommend this company to anyone looking to replace a roof-DMSDennis DawseyDennis Dawsey ★★★★★ Excellent work by Reliable Roofing.LaTasha DelmoreLaTasha Delmore ★★★★★ Reliable roofing lives up to its name. I have referred several family members, and they were just as pleased with their professionalism and quality of work. You will not go wrong with Reliable Roofing. Five Stars!!!!!Marilyn WilliamsMarilyn Williams ★★★★★ I couldn't be more pleased with the service that I received. Extremely professional and reliable. They truly live up to their name.Anthony DiezAnthony Diez ★★★★★ Lionel is very professional and on time. The roofing job came out better than I thought and everything was cleaned really nice . Five star serviceMonica LewisMonica Lewis ★★★★★ I was so pleased with this company that I told my in laws and neighbors how great they were during and even months after …about any concerns I may have. I would use them again but my roof will probably hold up longer than I will!WeeWeeWeeWee ★★★★★ Lionel came to give me an estimate on my roof after we had a large hail storm. He came out the very next day we called him. He is very knowledgeable in roofing and uses the latest technology to assist in getting estimates.His workers came out the day before to set up and began work at 7am. His guys are hard workers and believe in doing things right. He found other damage to my roof and made sure it was repaired and done properly. 5/5 for me and I HIGHLY recommend Reliable Roofing.Lenard TilleryLenard Tillery ★★★★★ Great and timely job, they finished fast and the work looks great! Would definitely recommend !js_loader

What To Expect During a Roof Inspection in Baton Rouge, LA

A Roof Inspection in Baton Rouge is an inspection that is required by the insurance carrier if the home is over 25 years of age or if the roof has been updated without the proper written documentation.

If your insurance company is requiring you to get a Louisiana roof inspection, you may wondering about the next step and how it will play out. Most homeowners may worry if the roof will pass or if their insurance will be canceled. There are a handful of characteristics that contribute to the overall condition of the roof.

Here are some guidelines of what the insurance companies require for a roof to pass a roof inspection in Baton Rouge, and what to expect during your inspection.

A Roof Inspection is a limited visual inspection performed by a licensed home inspector, building contractor, building engineer or roofer. The inspector will walk around for a ground view, then use a ladder to view the roof from above. The whole is quick and painless, and takes around 20 minutes to complete.

Age Of The Roof

The insurance carrier wants to know the true age of the roof to have an idea of when it should be updated, inspected, or replaced.

Roofing Material

Different types of material have different life span. The carrier wants to know the material type to get a better picture of a reasonable life span.

Overall Condition

The condition of the roof is very important, as it gives the carrier insight as to how long it may last before needing an inspection, correction, or replacement. If the roof is in poor condition, it’s more likely to fail, which will cost the insurance company money to replace.

Remaining Useful Life

The insurance Carriers ultimate goal is to determine the remaining useful life of the roof. This information tells them when the roof should be inspected or replaced so they can ensure it’s done in a timely manner. All of the characteristics such as; age, material, average lifespan of material used, updates, deterioration, and condition help the inspector determine the estimated remaining life.

Any updates and Permits

Updates to the roof such as partial shingle replacement or leak fix lets the insurance carrier know that previous issues have been resolved, preventing the roof from sustaining further damage. Updates such as Kool Seal coats preserves the life of the roof, sealing it in and preventing water damage during a storm. Insurance carriers may want to know if there is documentation available for any updates or replacements.

Visible Deterioration/ Damage

Are there shingles missing or curling? Is the roof leaking? Is the roof deck sagging? These are just a few questions you will need to ask yourself, as any damage present puts your roof at high risk of enduring larger issues in the future. Any issues found will need to be corrected, documented, and inspected before the insurance company will bind coverage. 

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