The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by roof inspectors around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from local roof inspection services near you.
Roof inspection cost is roughly $165 to $295 per visit depending on the type of inspection. The cost of a roof inspection can increase or decrease with the type of inspection. Certain methods, like drone or infrared inspections, will cost more than physical inspections.
Roof certification cost based on the type of inspection:
Roof inspection cost for a physical inspection (actual person on the roof): $100 to $200.
Roof inspection cost for a drone inspection: $150 to $400.
Roof inspection cost for an infrared inspection: $400 to $600.
These estimates are rounded. These costs do not include additional time and material required for fixing damaged areas found during the inspection. The upper end of these ranges include expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your roof inspection. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Roof Certification Cost Estimates
Since roof certification is straight forward, a fixed fee approach is commonly used. The contractor will discuss the different types of inspections available. Your selection will determine the cost. If the inspection indicates that some areas of your roof are in need of repair, the contractor may refer you to a separate roof repair service or provide you a quote themselves. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to have a roof inspection in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for Roof Inspection Cost Variances
Roof inspectors use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Type of inspection. Inspection type is the primary cost consideration. Infrared inspections are usually the most costly, while drone and physical inspections may be more affordable.
Material of the roof. Certain materials are more difficult to inspect than others and may increase the overall cost due to the increased level of expertise required.
Size of roof. It will take longer to inspect a larger roof. This may increase the cost of the roof inspection.
Accessibility. If your roof is an odd shape or has hard to reach angles, the total cost of the inspection may reflect that.
Geography. If you are in a high cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.