Buying a Home Soon? 3 Questions to Ask About the Roof

Spring is here and often a popular time to to buy and sell property. If you’re thinking about buying a home, you want to ensure that the you make a good investment. Before you commit to purchasing a home, typically a home inspection is completed to ensure there are no hidden hazards or issues with the property you are about to purchase. Your home inspector should take a look at your roof but there are some questions you should ask to ensure the roof is in good shape. Read on to find a list of questions to ask your home inspector!


The Life of the Roof

First and foremost, you want to know how old the roof is on the house that you're considering purchasing. How much life is left in the current roofing structure? Is it going to need to be replaced within just a couple years? Does it need replaced now? How soon will it need to be replaced? You'll need to consider this information in your decision to purchase, as it could add a major expense to your home purchase.

Concerning Roof Damage 

The other big question you want to ask is if there's any roof damage, no matter how small. Depending on the type of roofing material and the extent of any damage, this could be an expense that a new homeowner wasn't expecting. If any damage is found, you have leverage to negotiate the home price with the sellers to help cover the repair costs. A professional roof inspection will include a thorough look at not just the top of the roof, but the entire roofing structure to see if there's any evidence of cracks, holes, animal infiltration, water intrusion or other damage. How bad is the problem? When and how should it be addressed?


Roof Ventilation 

One thing that could be easily overlooked when purchasing a home is if there is adequate roof ventilation. Is the roof properly ventilated? If your roof is not ventilated properly, roofing issues can occur. High temperatures can cause shingles to become brittle and less resilient. Ventilation is an important aspect of any roof, and home. A professional roof inspection would ensure that your ventilation is adequate for the size of the roof.

Call Above & Beyond Roofing for a Free Roof Inspection! 

If you’re planning to buy a home this spring, ensuring the home won’t need a ton of repairs is important. If you want to ensure the roof is in good shape, call our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are happy to come out and complete a free roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our contractors can provide you with a thorough inspection before you commit to purchasing the home.


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