What to look for in the roof when you’re buying a home.
When searching for your first home, it’s easy to fall in love. You might find your dream house, in a great neighborhood, with that perfect front porch you’ve always wanted. Before you give your heart away to a house that’s on the market, make sure the basics are solid, like the home’s foundation and roof. There are several things to look for in the roof when you’re buying a home.
Know the roof’s age
Stand back and inspect the roof from the ground to check for worn spots or missing shingles. Ask the current homeowner or real estate agent about the age of the roof, and for any paperwork they may have.
Make sure there is a good ventilation system in place
Roofs must have a ventilation system in place that lets in sunlight and air.
Ensure no mold is present
Mold can be a big issue on roofs. There are many different types of mold and none are good for your health. Mold can form in areas that can’t be seen, which is one reason why a professional inspection is vitally important.
Water can build up around downspouts, which could mean they require an expensive cleaning.
These are just a few of the things to look for when checking the roof of a home. It is best to hire a trained professional to check the roof of your biggest investment, and make sure the roof is in the right condition to pass inspection.
We’re a family owned and operated roofing business, and we’ve helped people through the home buying process many times. If you’re concerned about the roof of a home you’ve fallen in love with, get in touch to schedule a free, no obligation roof estimate. It’s much better to be sure about the condition of your potential home’s roof before you make an offer. Contact us today.