The list of to-dos associated with your first home search can be daunting. While considering school districts, the number of bathrooms, and curb appeal, other items might not be top of mind but are just as important. One of those home-buying dealbreakers happens to be your future roof. Forbes Magazine lists this as one of their top home-buying dealbreakers. But do you know what to look for?
- Age- While it depends on the type of material used, the average roof is built to last around 30 years. The last thing you’ll want to worry about after buying a new home is immediately replacing the roof. Ask your agent or the homeowners about the age of the roof to determine how much longer it will last.
- Wear and Tear- From ground-level, you can see issues such as roof algae, moss, or missing shingles. However, a professional versed in roofing inspections can assess gutter issues and structural integrity, and look for signs of water damage or rot. If you live in an area prone to storms, a close inspection is warranted.
- Work With an Expert- Without years of industry experience, it is hard to see all of the potential issues hiding in plain sight. Using an expert for roofing inspections will save you money in the long run, and it is more affordable than you think. At Roof Replacement Solutions, we offer a simple assessment for FREE. If you require written roofing inspections with photos, which your mortgage lender may require, it is only $50.
Our professionals can save you time and money in the future. When you’re considering your new dream home, give us a call to ensure you’ve checked off every box.