GRIP Inspectors

Globe Roof Inspection Program welcomes you to join our national network of independent roof contractors and home inspectors. Imagine being paid to do roof inspections, ladder assists, give an estimate, get a lead, and possibly even get the work! I am sure you'll agree that the GRI program is an excellent opportunity for you and your company. Get started by completing the enrollment form below! Still need more information? See the value tab or FAQs.

How do we contact GRIP to assist with: questions about enrollment, training, revising your coverage area or any other questions or concerns?

Contact Us:

1 Rome Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631) 577-4474
1-877-99 GLOBE (45623)

Fax: (631)577-4475
Email: grip@gripinspections.com
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (EST)

What is the role of a GRIP GRI (Grip Roof Inspector)?

GRI's provide an unbiased assessment of the conditions on the roof at the time the inspection is performed and compile that information (digital photos, comments, estimates when required, etc) into a standardized electronic report by utilizing the GRIP System. All diagrams are done by a GRIP Administrator and will be sent to you prior to your inspection.

What are the benefits of enrolling with GRIP?

GRI's get paid to complete roof inspections, while building their own business. Imagine being paid to do roof inspections and have the opportunity to submit an estimate for the repair work. Yes! Paid to inspect, give an estimate, get a lead, and possibly even get the work! I am sure you'll agree that the GRI Program is an excellent opportunity for you and your company. And best of all……there are NO Enrollment Fees to join our network!

What is required to become a GRI (GRIP Roof Inspector)?

GRIP requires all of our inspectors to be licensed (*where applicable) and insured. Inspectors must have a vehicle, the appropriate ladder(s) to perform the inspection, a camera, cell phone or I-pad to take photos and most importantly, internet access for completing the reports.

What is the service area for inspections to be assigned to me?

When you sign up with GRIP, you choose the areas you'd like to cover! Whether you provide service to a zip code, a county or an entire state(s), we'll only give you assignments in places you have designated as your available area. You can always modify this at any time!

How do GRI's receive notification of assignments?

You will receive assignment alerts through your supplied email address and/or a supplied mobile number that allows for text alerts. Then you to simply log into the GRIP system and either "Accept" or "Reject" the assignment within our required turnaround times.

What size ladder do I need?

GRIP does not have specific ladder requirements. We do however recommend you carry at least a 32' ladder. This will give you access to most properties in need of inspection. Ideally we would like you to carry a 40' ladder for (3) story homes. However, most (3) story homes have a sub-roof (so a ladder pull-up can be performed) or latched entry. If an assignment comes in that is too high for you to properly access, just let GRIP know and we will assign it to another inspector. Naturally, the larger ladder you carry, the more inspections you can perform for us. During the enrollment process you will be asked to list the ladder sizes in your inventory so that we can determine your ability to access homes based on the number of stories when assigning inspections.

What are the Photo requirements?

Every roof will require a different amount of photos. All roof areas must be documented fully for reference. We promise to document the good, the bad and the ugly during our inspection, not only the claimed cause of loss. The more photos the better!!!

How much time will it take to complete the inspection and upload photos?

Every inspection is different and will require varying amounts of time. The typical onsite inspection should range from 15 - 30 minutes depending on the layout of the roof and the inspectors abilities. The upload of the information / photos through the GRIP System should range from 15 - 30 minutes.

What is the proper format for submitting the Repair Estimate or Scope of Repairs into the system?

We ask that you provide us with the scope of repairs / replacement necessary to return the roof to a condition prior to the date of loss. If the Insurance Company / Adjuster requests a "Local Contractor Estimate of Repair" then we will require you supply a scope and price of what your company would charge to do the work in that area for reference. After the (10) day waiting period, the insured's may then decide if they would like to work with your company.

What is the reason for the 10 day interval between the inspection and the submission of the bid to the insured?

GRIP asks that you wait (10) days before soliciting the homeowner with an estimate of repairs to give our Customer ( The Insurance Adjuster ) a reasonable time frame for determining whether they will approve or deny the claim based on each individual's policy coverage.

If a roof does not need any repairs, are we still paid for the inspection?

Yes! You will be paid for properly completing an unbiased inspection report, regardless of whether or not a repair was needed.

What happens if the roof is too steep, access is blocked or weather prevents me from walking the roof?

If you are not comfortable about walking the roof because of weather conditions or type of roofing material (slate, tile, etc.), that's OK ! We require you to get as many pictures as possible by moving the ladder around and taking them from above the roof line (positioned above the eave from on the ladder). It is important that conclusive photos are taken from a proper angle to show all roofing conditions and any possible damages observed. Please note that photos taken from the ground ONLY are NOT acceptable!

What happens if there is a tarp on the roof?

Be sure to take photos of the tarp before disturbing it. Once you lift the tarp, take as many photos underneath to show any damages / conditions or lack of damages you observe. You must then reset the tarp exactly the same as it was upon arrival (even if it was improperly installed). The extra labor and time needed to remove, reset and assess the conditions will generate an additional fee for the inspector.