One of the most appealing aspects of purchasing a home is the fact that houses typically appreciate in value. As a result of appreciation, your home is really an investment. To ensure you make a sound investment, you should have your roof inspected before entering a contract to purchase a home. A roof inspection can uncover many flaws and potential repairs that you may want to avoid.
A Roof Inspection Can Uncover Roof Repairs
At All American Roofing and Restoration, we specialize in roof repairs. When we are hired to do a roof inspection, we look for telltale signs of prior problems. Homeowners could have experienced a leaky roof due to neglect. In fact, we find that many homeowners make repairs instead of getting a replacement roof when needed, which can place the burden of replacing the roof on the seller after the home is sold. With a roofing inspection conducted before signing the contract, you will know more about the roof of the home you are buying. Armed with this information, you can determine if you want to move forward with the purchase or not.
Your Inspector Can Determine If You Need a New Roof
When it comes to a roofing inspection, our team knows how to assess your roof. There are a lot of factors we consider to determine if your roof needs replacing or repairing, such as the state of the shingles, the age of the home, and the roofing material used. Of course, a roof that needs simple repairs may not be a deal breaker. However, if you find that the roof needs replacing, then you may want to reconsider purchasing the home.
A Leaky Roof Can Mean Internal Issues
There are times when homeowners inadequately repair their roof. These situations don’t always point to nefarious intentions, but if taken lightly, these faulty repairs can cost you a lot of money. For instance, if a homeowner simply covers a leak with a new shingle, then they may have mold growing in the attic. In this situation, you would be required to repair the roof and hire experts who can perform mold remediation.
Your home is an investment that should appreciate over time. The best way to ensure that your home appreciates over time is to avoid repairs in the beginning. You don’t want any surprises when it comes to your home, specifically, roof repairs. To ensure there are no hidden problems with your roof, you should get a roof inspection before taking ownership of the home.