Before You Buy: Check the Roof

If you are considering purchasing a home this year, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration such as price and location to name a couple. But many prospective homeowners don’t check the condition of the roof, which could lead to costly repairs down the line.

Many homes are sold with their original roof that has likely been through a lot of wear and tear due to the weather. If the roof was not maintained properly, you may be hit with a large bill before you even get the keys to your new home.

The best thing a prospective homeowner can do is hire a roof inspector before they close escrow. Your roof inspector will come and examine your new home and examine the following:

  • If the roof has any signs of interior water damage
  • If there are any missing, cracked or warped shingles
  • If there is any insufficient ventilation
  • If there is any pooling water in the gutters or around the home’s foundation
  • If there are any leaks near skylights, chimneys and vents

A reputable roof inspector will alert you of any potential roof damage and provide a detailed report on your roof including overall condition and recommended repairs. The roof inspector will also determine when the current homeowner last replaced the roof and if the existing warranty can be transferable to the new buyer. The roof inspector will also verify that all routine maintenance was completed.

This is why it’s important to find a roofing company you can trust when you are ready to schedule a roof inspection for your new home. Your roof inspector will provide a detailed maintenance plan to help you ensure your roof stays in top condition for years to come.

Buying a new home is already an expensive investment, don’t let your roof be an unnecessary expense. If you are considering purchasing a new home and need routine maintenance and repair, contact us today.