Roof Inspection Syracuse, NY

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Melo Roofing is a local, Veteran-Owned business based out of Syracuse, NY. With over 40 years of combined experience, we are here to rescue your roof. When looking for a residential roof inspector, you want someone who knows everything about roofing. You’re in luck because that’s what we do best! 


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Roof Inspections in Syracuse, NY and Surrounding Areas

Our professionals will offer you all of the available options when it comes to inspecting your roof.  Our goal is to make sure your roof is safe, and there isn't any need for repairs.

If there are some minor repairs that need to be made to maintain the integrity of your roof, we off free no-hassle estimates. You're in the right place if you're looking for a professional roof inspection.

Voted the 2021 Best Roofers in Syracuse, you won't be disappointed. Call us today for your free estimate!

Roof Inspections in Syracuse, NY and Surrounding Areas

Our professionals will offer you all of the available options when it comes to inspecting your roof.  Our goal is to make sure your roof is safe, and there isn't any need for repairs.

If there are some minor repairs that need to be made to maintain the integrity of your roof, we off free no-hassle estimates. You're in the right place if you're looking for a professional roof inspection.

Voted the 2021 Best Roofers in Syracuse, you won't be disappointed. Call us today for your free estimate!


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Why Should I Get a Roof Inspection?

Your roof is one of the first lines of defense in protecting your home from the elements. It is imperative to protect it so it can continue to protect you. Your home is an investment, and you want to make sure your investment stays strong in the long run. This can be done through regular inspection services and maintenance.

The most important reason to get a roof inspection is that they can catch problems before they get worse. For example, this winter you find that you are having an ice dam issue, but you've never had to deal with it before. Having the inspection completed by Melo Roofing can help you determine what is going on ad well as a solution to resolve it so further ice dam issues don't occur.

It has been said that as a homeowner, you should do a self-inspection of your roof at least twice a year, once in the spring and once again in the fall. This can help you identify any issues that occurred over the last winter and also be sure your home is ready for the upcoming winter. Professional inspections should be completed every 2 to 3 years to make sure the integrity of the roof is maintained.

Missing shingles, leaks, and storm damage are all reasons you should get a roof inspection. Leaks don’t fix themselves and only get worse with time. Regular inspections can lead to minor repairs instead of large roof replacement costs and headaches!

Why Hire a Professional Roof Inspector?

A roof inspection by a professional like Melo Roofing is going to be much different than you walking your property looking at your roof from the ground. It is important to have a good understanding of when to have someone else look over the most important part of your home.

As a homeowner, you know that you should periodically look at your roof to check for missing or damaged shingles or other issues related to your gutters. You also need to be aware of possible leaks that may come in through your attic. You can find most of these issues on your own and know that you may need some minor repairs.

What you often can’t see from the ground is damage to the flashing or chimney and the full extent of possible damage to your shingles. It is safer to have a professional roof inspector get on your roof to look over these things for you. All the professionals at Melo Roofing are experienced in what to look for during a typical roof inspection.

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How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?

Each roofing company is going to have different pricing and options for roof inspections. The prices may vary as well as what is included with the inspection. On average, the cost for a roof inspection can range anywhere from $79 to $399+. 

At Melo Roofing, we are constantly offering discounts and specials for our new and existing customers. Call or email us today to see what quality roof inspection offers we have going on right now! We always offer free, no-hassle estimates for roof repairs or replacement.

When Should I Get a Roof Inspection?

  • After a severe storm, or if you believe damage has occurred during a storm. Not all storm damage can be seen from ground level. Often high winds will remove large sections of shingles from your roof that you may be unaware of. Additionally, if trees or large debris have landed on the roof, they may also be unseen damage.

    If damage has occurred, Melo Roofing is equipped to provide emergency roof tarping services until the weather lets up and further assessments and repairs can be made. Since damage can happen at any time, Melo Roofing offers 24-7 emergency calls.
  • When buying or selling a home, inspections may be required. When selling your home, it may be required to have a roof inspection completed by a roofing professional. Some people won’t think about purchasing a home without one. Having a good, properly maintained roof may also help with the home and property value.

    Additionally, when buying a new home, it would be wise to have an inspection because oftentimes home inspectors aren't able to get a full look at the roof. Having the inspection done by the high-quality team at Melo Roofing, you will know exactly what you're getting into when buying or selling a home.
  • Signs of a leaking roof such as water spots or water stains. Sometimes new roofs may still get a leak. Sadly, leaks don’t fix themselves and will require repair. A roof inspection will help determine the extent of the damage caused by the leak.

    A certified roof professional like Melo Roofing can determine if simple repairs are needed instead of a full replacement. But don’t wait, once there is a leak it can only get worse.
  • You notice missing or damaged shingles. If you look up and see missing, broken, cracked, or curling shingles, it is a good idea to get a roof inspection. The shingles may be an additional problem occurring from other damage to the roof or other components.

How Long Does a Roof Inspection Take?

A typical roof inspection can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Melo Roofing, your local roof inspector, will either use a ladder or drone device to look at the overall structure of your roof and look for any missing or damaged materials (shingles, flashings, chimney cracks).

For larger roofs, the amount of time may take longer, as well as the extent of any damage. It may even take less time if any problems stand out right away.

What to Expect During a Roof Inspection

A typical roof inspection will cover many points. Before any work is completed, your contractor should review the various items listed out below to ensure the proper work is being completed. You don't want to fix one problem just to have another one pop up a few months later. 

A full inspection before work is completed will help reduce any need to change the work order. Below are the top items Melo Roofing looks over during a roof inspection.


Gutters help move excess water away from your home as it rolls off the roof. If your gutters have pieces of shingles, or small granules in them, there may be a problem. Additionally, the way your gutters are attached may affect how work is completed on your roof. It is also wise to have your gutters cleaned out regularly through the year as standard maintenance.


Shingles are the roof's protector. If they are missing, damaged, or installed incorrectly, then your roof is at risk for leaks and damages. Your inspector will check for missing or damaged shingles, as well as blisters and nail pops. Shingles can last a long time when installed and maintained properly!


The flashing is a piece of metal that acts as a water barrier between shingles and other surfaces such as a chimney or wall. The metal is sealed, and the shingles lay on top to help prevent water from getting in. If that seal around the flashing is cracked or missing, there is a chance water could be leaking in the roof. 

If the flashing is missing altogether, bigger problems can arise. Your roof inspector will be checking for flashing in all necessary areas of the roof.


Properly installed skylights can last around 20 years. However, if they are not installed correctly they can be a big problem for leaks, moisture, and mold. If the skylight is older, it may be smart to replace it with the roof (if getting a roof replacement). Sometimes, they can be difficult to repair, but with a thorough roof inspection, any possible damage or problems with the skylight will be noted.


If you have a chimney, your inspector will do a basic inspection of the chimney area. The overall integrity of the chimney will be reviewed, making sure there aren't any cracks or obvious signs of damage. Additionally, they will check to make sure flashing around the area is also still in good shape. If there are signs of more damage, it may be recommended to have Chimney Inspection completed by a professional.


It may seem weird for the inspector to come into your home, however, it is necessary to check for leaks, proper ventilation, and proper insulation. From the attic, there would be visible signs of water damage if there were a leak in the roof such as mold, mildew, and wood rot.

If your home does not have an attic, the inspector would still want to check inside for other leaks or signs of water damage. Dark stains on the ceiling are a tell-tale sign of your roof leaking.

The Overall Roof Condition

While the inspector is on the roof, they will look for any obvious signs of sagging, holes, or damage to the roof. This will include the decking (wood under the shingles). Also, the number of shingle layers you have on your roof will be a factor in the inspection as well as any additional work that may be needed. 

Additionally, depending on where plants and trees are located around your home, they may be moss or even algae growing on your roof. Lastly, they will check other roof components like vents or soffits.

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Inspection, Estimate, Certification Know the Difference

Some may believe that these terms are interchangeable, or all mean the same thing. It is important to know the difference between the three, especially when costs are involved. The last thing you want is to pay for something but not get the information you need. See the differences below!

Roof Estimate

An estimate often covers the scope of work for a repair or replacement project. Estimates usually cover roofing materials and labor. The more your contractor knows about the project the closer the estimate can be to the actual cost.

Roof Inspection

A full inspection of your roof. This will include getting onto the roof or using equipment to see it from the ground such as a drone. The inspection can help determine what repairs need to be made, or if the roof is too damaged and needs a replacement. Often, roof inspectors can find small problems that could have turned into big hassles if not attended to.

Roof Certification

The opinion of a roofing contractor of how many years your roof will last in its current condition. If any repairs are needed, the length of time will decrease in years. Certification is not a guarantee.
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Basic roof inspections that are part of your regular maintenance often help find small problems before they become a huge disaster. The inspections can take up just an hour of your time but can save you thousands in damages. If it has been a while since you looked over your roof, or if you're buying a new home, call Melo Roofing for your expert inspection today.