It is an exciting time to buy a home. You will look at the specific features and requirements your new home should have. Have you ever thought about looking at your roof to determine if it offers you protection from Mother Nature’s fury and best?
Your roof is an important and valuable part of your new home. It will save you time and money by knowing what to look out for when inspecting your roof. This checklist from KCG Roofing And Carpentry will help you save time and money when shopping for your next home.
1. Examine the roof for signs and symptoms of age. Take a close look at the roof when inspecting a house’s exterior. You should inspect the roof for missing shingles, bulges, or other damage before you make a decision to buy. If you notice damage to your roof, it may be worth negotiating the cost of repair or replacement. Ask about the age and type of roof, as well as the date it was installed. Also, ask if any repairs have been made recently. These questions will allow you to decide what to ask the current owners to help negotiate a fair asking amount.
2. Make sure you have adequate ventilation. Even though a roof is considered to be new, it can cause serious problems in the future if there is no ventilation. Proper ventilation will allow air and sunlight to dry your roof. This will prevent moisture from getting inside and causing further damage to your home. There should be multiple points on a roof that allow ventilation to occur. Additionally, there shouldn’t be any visible evidence of moisture pooling anywhere on the roof.
3. Water ponding on the roof is a sign of trouble. The drainage system of a roof includes valleys, gutters, and downspouts. You should not attempt to inspect the roof from above. Len’s Roofing experts will handle this type of inspection. Look out for signs of damage such as clogging, debris, or moisture backups. Asphalt granules are a sign that your shingles are beginning to wear. Len’s roofing can help you inspect your home for signs of damage before you buy it.
4. Check for leaks and gaps in the roof. Water damage and cracked tiles or shingles inside indicate that there has been further damage. The building codes may require that you replace the entire roof if the damage is severe enough. Talk to Len’s roofing before you buy the new property. They can help you determine the cost of replacing your roof and work with the seller to repair or replace it.
5. You should look for signs of mold. Mold can quickly take over your entire house. While some colors can be easily seen by the naked eye, others remain undetected until serious problems occur. Roof leaks can quickly cause moisture to build up, which can lead to mold growth on sheetrock, walls, and even paint. Excessive mold growth can lead to serious health problems. If you notice mold growing on your roof, it is an indication that the roof needs to be inspected. This should be addressed immediately.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Sarasota roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.