Write a Review

HomeStars
Roofing
Independent Roof Inspection Services Ltd
Star Score
StarScore uses a complex algorithm which considers a company’s review ratings, responsiveness, reputation, and recency. Learn more.

95%

This is the average rating based on homeowner reviews.
This indicates how long it's been since the last review.
Indicates how well a pro reacts to reviews and review-related interactions with Homeowners.
How well a company responds to Service Requests and Reviews.
Reviews by rating (past 12 months)

Reviews for Independent Roof Inspection Services Ltd

Average customer rating:
9.8 10 (65 reviews)

Sort by

Calvin in Toronto
Calvin in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Impartial Roof Inspection

Independent Roof Inspection Services was exactly what we were looking for, when we urgently needed honest advice about the roof of our Toronto home. Three different roofers we’d called offered very different explanations and solutions for leaks we’d been having (including one who insisted we need to replace the entire roof) and we had no idea whom to trust. Then, suddenly we had water from the roof coming into the house creating damage on every storey of our house. We needed independent advice and quickly. We contacted Dave of Independent Roof Inspection Services and he called back promptly, arranging to come the next day. We learned that Dave has decades of experience in the roofing business and is now consulting to homeowners like us who want expert impartial advice from someone who does not have a vested interest in selling something. Within a day, we had a detailed written report with photos detailing the problems with our roof and a list of the specific, relatively minor, things that needed to be done to fix them. Dave is guiding us through the steps we need to take, answering any questions we have, and checking up on work we are having done to assure that the problems have been properly addressed. Thanks to Dave we have avoided costly unnecessary expenses. Highly recommend.

Approximate cost of services:
$375.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Was this review helpful?
Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Roof inspection

I called Independent Roof Inspection Services because we were worried that there was mold and potential structural damage to our roof. We have plans to reshingle the roof so rather than have a roofing company come and look at it, we figured it would be beneficial to have an independent inspection done to be on the safe side.

Independent Roof Inspection Services did a great job, they were polite, reliable and they were thorough in their inspection. A full written report was sent the day after inspection outlining any issues with the roof and the conclusions of the inspection. My family and I were very happy with their service. Best part is that our roof is ok, just can use new shingles and additional vents. Could have potentially ended up spending a lot if a non independent company looked at it.

Approximate cost of services:
$275.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Was this review helpful?
Neil in Toronto
Neil in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Roof inspection

We thought we hired the best reputable roofer - big name in the city. We noticed a few issues during installation and on their final review discovered BIG issues (roof vents just slapped right onto shingles without actual venting!!) This was a shock and we knew we needed independent advice - not getting proper answers from the roofer. After calling Dave, we immediately felt at ease. He took over, is so respected, and made sure that the roofer repaired everything to his satisfaction, despite it taking numerous times for them to complete everything. Make sure to hire him in advance to monitor the job - so worth it !!!

Approximate cost of services:
$400.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful?
Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Roof Inspection

My next door neighbour was re-roofing their house and the roofer mentioned that mine was also in bad shape. Not knowing this person, I wasn't sure if he was just trying an up-sell since he would already be next door. Since I've never been up on my roof and wouldn't know what to look for even if I was up there, I called Independent Roof Inspection Services who confirmed I needed a re-roof done and showed me why. However, it's the additional services of (1) Providing a reasonability check on estimates, and (2) doing a post-job inspection to make sure it is done right, that provides complete peace of mind.

Approximate cost of services:
$325.00
Was this review helpful?
Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

leaking roof

Dave scheduled an appointment for us in a very short notice to accomodate our urgent need.

He was on time, actually even a bit earlier, by the time we met, he had already had a brief exam of the roof. He went onto the roof twice that morning in order to thoroughly address our questions and concerns. He spotted the problem that caused the leaking as well as a few other problematic areas. He backed his inspection verdicts with pictures and further explained to us what needs to be done. Because the problems are caused by the neighbour's construction and need to be taken care of from their side, Dave even approached their contractor on our behalf and discussed the solution.

Throughtout the whole meeting, he was professional and curtesous. More importantly, Dave kept his words, he sent me the inspection report in 2 days and came back after a week to check the remedy for the leaking which we feel is very considerate and responsible. He also promised to come back and check the other problematic spots once the construction is completely finished. What more can i say? We are very impressed with his service and look forward to seeing Dave soon.

Approximate cost of services:
$420.00
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful?
Jenn
Jenn
5 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Quick, easy but in-depth roof inspection

We had our roof redone and there were issues with leaks etc. immediately after. The roofing company provided by insurance said we needed a whole new roof again and provided a quote for them to complete (to be paid out of our pocket and not covered by insurance). After getting burned, I made sure to do a little extra due diligence and hired Independent Roof Inspection Services to come and provide a 3rd party, objective report on whether or not the full roof actually needed to be replaced. David and his son were fantastic to work with. They were responsive, attentive to details, reasonably priced and provided a great report showing the issues on my roof. I trust their expertise and would recommend their services.

Approximate cost of services:
$325.00
Was this review helpful?
Salim
Salim
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New home roof inspection

I hired Dave to have a look at my roof after just completing a new home build. I was wary of the quality of the work the roofing subcontractors had done per our agreement. Dave did a thorough review of the roof and provided appropriate recommendations. I have yet to present the findings to the subcontractor but there are sufficient issues that will likely save me money on the final payment due. Dave has offered to oversee any of the fixes to ensure they are done correctly. Highly recommend if you need an independent review of your roof.

Approximate cost of services:
$500.00
Was this review helpful?
Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Roof Inspection

We had hired a roofing contractor who proved to be incompetent and the result was a roof that looked very poor and which leaked with the first rains in the fall.
Dave and his team were excellent. They clearly identified the problem areas and supplied a detailed report that allowed us to complete emergency repairs on the roof before the onset of winter.
The report was also used to support our refusal to complete payment to the roofing contractor who was responsible for the shoddy work.
We have now gone through a the entire winter without any issues.
We would have no hesitation in recommending IRIS to anyone in need of an experienced and professional roof specialist.

Approximate cost of services:
$300.00
Was this review helpful?
Yvonne B.
Yvonne B.
2 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Roof Inspection

A roofer installed a new roof on my home in July 2011 and during the April and November 2014 wind and rain storms in the GTA, a substantial amount of shingles blew off mine and my three other neighbours' roofs who also had their homes re-shingled by the same roofer. Three other roofing companies advised me that the roof was not installed properly and could not be repaired. Since the roofer refused to take any responsibility for his poor workmanship, I was forced to initiate a Small Claims Court action against him.

I contacted Dave Braughn of Independent Roof Inspection Services on December 4, 2015 to conduct an inspection on my roof; Dave responded promptly and had the job done by December 9th. On December 12th he provided me with a comprehensive report, which identified critical deficiencies in the workmanship and installation of the roof, supporting photo images, assessment of the roofing contract, and recommendations as to how best to resolve the issues and restore the safety of my home. I have no doubt the report provided by Independent Roof Inspection Services will be the critical evidence I need to prove my case in court.

I would have no hesitation in personally recommending Dave Braughn and Independent Roof Inspection Services if anyone I know requires roof inspection.

Approximate cost of services:
$412.45
Was this review helpful?
John Dixon from Toronto
John Dixon from Toronto
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Leaking roof inspection

Thank what falls from heaven Independent Roof Inspection Services (IRIS) can save home and business owners alike from bad roofing!

We called Dave Baughn after our new roof leaked, its installer came and "fixed" it, but it still leaked. Dave and his crew came, inspected, reported. Our roofer returned again but this time, under Dave's sharp eye and gentle instruction, finally achieved a no-leak roof.

Dave's supervision of our much less experienced roofer was aided by the excellent report IRIS had given us. It's succinctly detailed, and diagram- and photo-illustrated observations and recommendations were for our money a model of sound reporting. It showed and told readers what needed fixing now, how to do so, and what would later need replacing, why and when.

We very satisfied customers can't recommend IRIS highly enough. [etc.]

Approximate cost of services:
$575.00
What could this company do to improve their services?
Any advice to offer fellow homeowners facing a similar project?
Was this review helpful?
The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

More about Independent Roof Inspection Services Ltd

Meet the Independent Roof Inspection Team Servicing the GTA
At Independent Roof Inspection Services, we were salesman, estimators, and roofers. Roofing was what we did. We all climbed up ladders, loaded building materials and made a mess. However, when we were done, the property was always thoroughly cleaned up and the roofs didn’t leak anymore. We had a lot of satisfied customers but after years of being roofers, it was time for us to finally try something new. Because owner Dave Baughn had seen many mistakes and bad contractors throughout his years in roofing, he decided something needed to be done – hence, Independent Roof Inspection Services.

Independent Roof Inspection Services is not a roofing company offering to do inspections on the side. As an independent roof inspector, we offer our inspection services at affordable rates to homeowners, property managers, real estate companies, developers and landlords of residential, commercial and industrial properties across the Greater Toronto Area. Our detailed roof inspection reports describe the existing waterproofing, its age and condition, and all of your available options. While you may need to completely replace your roof, other times you might not need a new roof at all. Sometimes a repair or a partial re-roof may suffice.
We inspect Commercial, Residential and Industrial properties and provide Project Management services, overseeing flat and shingle re-roofing projects including custom new-build homes.

CATEGORIES
Roofing
SERVICES
We Also Check Your Attic
SPECIALITIES
Offering independent roof inspecting services to a diverse clientele, Independent Roof Inspection Services is committed to providing accurate, honest inspection reports with an efficient turn-around time. Industrial, Residential, Commercial. Custom Homes. Project management.
WEBSITE
http://www.independentroofinspection.ca/
YEAR ESTABLISHED
30
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
4
PAYMENT METHOD
Cash, cheque, e-transfer
LICENSES
There are no licenses, City, Provincial or Federal for what we do.
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
Company profile information is not moderated by HomeStars. Ask the contractor to verify before hiring.