NRCIA Celebrates 22 Years In 2017

NRCIA becomes THE authority in LeakFREE® roof protection NRCIA certifies over 1,000 roof inspectors

NRCIA becomes THE authority in LeakFREE® roof protection

NRCIA certifies over 1,000 roof inspectors

NRCIA stands for excellence in property care: improving the way roofs are inspected and maintained so that there is no unexpected loss of property due to normal wear and tear. Our association specializes in providing the real estate community with confidence that a LeakFREE® roof protects their investment or asset for the duration of the LeakFREE® roof certification period.

The NRCIA accomplishes this through:

1. Thoroughly training and certifying capable roof inspectors and roof contractors to use its patent-pending process to perform inspections to determine if a roof qualifies for a LeakFREE® Roof Certification, and

2. Proactively and reactively connecting the real estate community with NRCIA certified roof inspectors and contractors.

In other words, the NRCIA has been connecting you with the best possible roof inspector or contractor in your area to provide you with the greatest roof assurance in every real estate transaction.

NRCIA Facts
Roof Inspectors

NRCIA roof inspectors are professionally trained and accredited to thoroughly inspect for roof leaks or the potential likelihood of a leaky roof. All members enroll in annual continuing education that trains them to better serve you. They are also committed to adhere to NRCIA’s core values – so that you know exactly who is serving you.

Roof Inspection

The NRCIA is the leader in offering quality roof inspections from certified members. Having a roof inspection gives valuable insight into the health of your roof. After a thorough 1 hour inspection of the interior of the house, the attic, the perimeter of the house, any attached garage and rooftop, then the inspector will create a detailed report specifying any necessary repairs with reliable estimation of cost. If there are not any necessary repairs, or after the repairs are made by a NRCIA Contractor, then the roof qualifies for a NRCIA Roof Certification.

Roof Certification

No other roof warranty beats NRCIA’s LeakFREE® Roof Certification. Our warranty means that your roof will not leak for up to 5 years, or the contractor will do the repairs for free if the cause of the leak is from something missed in the inspection or from normal wear-and-tear. The NRCIA accomodates to you by making the certification renewable after the certification period expires and transferrable to new homeowners.

NRCIA Difference

No one compares to the NRCIA when it comes to trained roofing professionals and quality roofing services we provide. In fact, there is no other national roofing association that offers standardized and recognized inspections and certifications.

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What happens when a certified roof leaks?

Our certification services include stopping leaks from normal wear-and-tear, perils of nature, and third party damage. In the unlikely event of a leak, a NRCIA member will make a priority service call to determine the cause of the leak for a nominal fee specified on the certificate. If it is determined that the leak is from normal wear-and-tear or is covered under our repair warranty, it will be stopped at no additional cost. Fixing leaks from other causes is at additional cost, but is frequently covered by homeowners insurance. We are experienced in working with home insurers and will perform associated repair services for a fair price in order to keep the certification in force.

What happens if a leak occurs during the LeakFREE® Roof Certification period?

The LeakFREE® certificate holder notifies the member who issued the certification that a leak has occurred. The member performs a priority leak inspection to determine the proximate cause of the leak for a nominal service call fee. If it is determined that the leak was caused by a normal wear and tear or an error on the part of the inspector, all necessary steps would be taken to stop the leak at no additional cost to the certificate holder. If there is any dispute with the member recommendations, contact the Chapter President in your area.

What does it cost for a LeakFREE Certification?

To get a LeakFREE® Roof Certification, a VisualROOF® inspection is required first by an NRCIA member. The inspection fee is typically $200, not including rare variable costs, for homes up to 2500 sq. ft. If the roof meets the LeakFREE® Roof Certification criteria, then a LeakFREE Certification is $350 for a 2 year period for up to 2500 sq. ft. If the inspector finds that the roof has deficiencies, the s/he will give a VisualROOF® Inspection Report with color photographs detailing those deficiencies and a proposal for repairs to qualify the roof for Certification. Inspections and Certifications are available for higher sq. ft. as well as for longer Certification periods for an additional cost.

What about storm damage or third party damage?

The standard LeakFREE® Roof Certification does not include services for “acts of god” or third party damages. However, in the event of storm damage, we will work with your insurance company to get your roof repaired. The certificate holder would still have to pay their insurance deductible and the insurance company would pay the balance.

If the roof does not meet the LeakFREE® Roof Certification criteria, can anyone make the repairs?

Yes, any roofing contractor can make the repairs. However, if a contractor who is not a NRCIA member makes the repairs, then another inspection by a NRCIA member would be required to determine if all the mandated repairs were made to meet the LeakFREE® Roof Certification criteria. This becomes costly because it sometimes takes several inspections to make sure that all the repairs are properly made.

How long is the certification period?

The standard certification is for two years which is the usual the time in which a buyer can have recourse against the sellers and agents. However, in certain situations lenders like FHA, HUD, Conventional Lenders and insurance companies can require a longer LeakFREE® certification period. The NRCIA can qualify roofs for a LeakFREE Certification for up to five years.