When you’re buying a home, there are many things to consider, including what type of roof covering you have. A good roof that protects you and your family helps to keep your home cool in summer and warm in the winter. It’s a worthwhile investment. This can add value to your home, especially when it comes to the resale value. Before buying your new home, Get a roof inspection, hire a roofing company that’s got a good track record of the services they provide, in this case, a roof inspection. When finished, you should receive a report of the condition of the roof. This will help you in making your buying decisions.
Here’s a list of things to consider from a Roofing standpoint when buying a home:
When you’re buying a home, the roof is one of the most important features to consider, it’s actually the most expensive appliance in your home, it never takes a day off from the day it’s installed.. A good quality roof will last longer than a cheap one and will do its job well enough so that it doesn’t need repairing sooner than later.
The age of your home’s roof is also an indicator of how well maintained it has been over the years. If you have an older home with an older roof and the roof is the original roof from when the home was built, it would be wise and prudent on your end to replace the roof if you decide to buy the home. Because remember the roof is the most expensive appliance in the home and it never takes a day off.
Cracks, curls and blistering
Cracked, curling and blistering shingles are signs of improper ventilation. The roof is not breathing properly. An improper ventilated roofing system will not last as long as one that is properly ventilated. When a roof is improperly ventilated, the heat that’s in the attic can not escape properly and will actually bake your shingles from the inside out like an oven, and fry them from the outside in because of the sunlight and the U.V. rays.
Missing or damaged shingles
If you see missing or damaged shingles, your house is probably leaking. That’s because the shingles are there to help keep water from entering your home. If they’re damaged or missing completely, check that the underlayment is still operable. The underlayment is the 2nd layer of a defense when a shingle blows off. If you have a leaky roof, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible. A home inspector will be able to find many of these issues. But it’s also important to know what to look for.
Make sure the inspector is licensed and insured, as well as knowledgeable about your state laws and building construction codes.
Ask them if they have recently inspected a similar property in your area, and get their opinion on how well it was maintained by the owner or landlord (especially if you’re looking at an older house). If the inspector recommends repairs that seem drastic, consider asking more questions before signing off on any work they recommend.
A-1 Roofing’s Kangaroof offers a comprehensive service and a fair price.
- Purchase a roof inspection for $200 along with a written report.
- Receive a $20,000 Guarantee when we do a roof replacement for you.
- Learn about our cost-effective Roofing Systems for your home.
Call us at 410-799-1600 today if you have any questions about your roof or need to schedule an inspection.