Are you buying a home in 2018? Congratulations! It’s an exciting time. It’s one of the biggest financial decisions you can make and making sure it has a solid roof is important. Do you have a roof quality checklist?
A roof quality checklist is important when you start shopping for a new home. Why? It can allow you to make sure you are getting the best quality roof on your new abode and minimize the possibility of a costly repair or replacement later.
Having a roof quality checklist in hand when you start shopping is crucial to saving you time, money and headaches down the road. The experts at Feazel have put together a roof quality checklist for you, so you can start looking for your new space as an educated and knowledgeable consumer. Read on:
One of the best ways to tell if the roof on a home you are considering purchasing is in good shape is to look at whether it is properly ventilated. Even if the roof is new, or newer, if it isn’t properly ventilated, you could have issues down the road. If air and light can’t circulate freely, your roof could allow water – and mold – into your home.
Age and warranty
These are simple questions: How old is the roof and does it have a warranty? Knowing when the roof was installed, by whom and whether the warranty exists – and will transfer to the new homeowner – are questions you should have answered before you buy. If the roof on the home you are looking for is older, that means you will likely be looking at a costly repair or replacement sooner than you’d like.
When you are looking at a home, or if you are getting it inspected, make sure your home inspector knows to look for signs of leaks, water damage, missing or damaged shingles or mold on the roof. You can also hire a roofer to do a separate inspection, just for peace of mind.
If you are buying a home, call us for an inspection. We’ll go over our roof quality checklist to make sure your new home’s roof is in tip-top shape.