Before purchasing a property, make sure its roof is in good condition. Otherwise, you’re going to be left with the extra costs of roof repair or replacement soon after you’ve just paid for a new house. You can hire a roofing contractor to inspect the roofing system of the property you’re eyeing.
But for starters, you can ask the real estate agent or the current homeowner these three important questions.
How Old Is the Roof?
The age of the roof can give you an idea of what issues you can anticipate or when to prepare for a replacement. Older roofs are generally more prone to leaks and damage, so you might want to choose a house with a brand-new or well-maintained roof. This is why it’s important to ask about the roof’s age. You can also request proof, such as roofing records, warranty cards or inspection reports.
Has the Roof Ever Been Repaired?
Inquire about any roofing and gutter repair services that the current homeowner used. Knowing the history of the roof can give you negotiating power, but more importantly, it gives you an idea of how much care the house received. If the roof had issues before that were repaired, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can be a good thing because it means the current homeowners were responsible enough to address those problems and prevent further damage.
When Was the Last Roof Inspection?
Roof inspections are crucial because they reveal the real condition of the roofing system inside out. If the current homeowner can provide the latest roof inspection report, that would be great. This document will tell you if the roof is well-maintained or not.
For top-notch roof installation services, get in touch with Willi Roofing Services. Call (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve clients in Pflugerville, TX, and nearby communities.