Owning a home and doing certain upgrades can be quite satisfying. Then again, the potential problems a residential property for sale could be hiding can leave buyers worried. Take the roof, for instance. You’ll want to make sure it doesn’t have any issues affecting its structural integrity. Here are some of the important questions you need to ask:
How Old Is the Roof?
Knowing the exact age of the roofing system helps you set expectations as to the kind of problems you need to address once you buy a house. If the roof was installed a few years ago, you won’t have to replace it soon. However, if you see signs of extensive damage like buckling or curling shingles, your roof could be close to the end of its lifespan and must be replaced. To determine the roof’s exact age, turn to your roofer for a thorough inspection.
Why Does the Roof Look Moldy?
The presence of mold and mildew on the roof surface means it has been experiencing moisture issues stemming from a potential leak. Before you purchase a home with a roof in this kind of condition, have your roofer check the entire system for gaps and other openings caused by storm damage. Make sure that the flashings are intact and sealed as well.
When’s the Last Time It Was Inspected or Maintained?
The longevity and performance of roofing systems hinge on whether they undergo regular inspections and maintenance. Roof installation services contractors recommend having them checked every two years or after a severe storm. You can ask the previous property owner for more information; otherwise, you can check public records of permits and planning.
Does the Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?
A well-ventilated roof promotes air circulation in and out of the attic, protecting the whole system from issues caused by excess heat and moisture while ensuring consistent indoor comfort all year round. Make it one of the priorities when checking the roof of the home you’re looking to buy.
Willi Roofing Services provides local homeowners with high-quality and professional roof replacement and gutter repair services. Call (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Pflugerville, TX, and the surrounding communities.