Buying a new home is exciting, but can also be very stressful. And while the interior amenities of your new home are important, the roof of the house is equally important. Don’t let a faulty roof ruin your new investment. Inspect the integrity of the roof before you buy that new house.
Steps You Can Take
Start with a Visual Inspection
You can never go wrong with a basic visual inspection. Roof inspection is always the first step to determining whether your roof is in good condition. Most of the signs of a damaged roof can be seen right away just by looking at them. These examples include curled shingles, torn shingles, moss growth, damaged flashing and more.
Ask About the Roof
When you’re determining the health of the roof of a house you intend to buy, ask questions from the former homeowners about it. For example you could inquire about the age of the roof and the materials and roofing warranty. If the roof is particularly old, you probably will need roof replacement sooner than you expect.
Check the Ventilation
Before you sign the deal on the house, make sure that the ventilation system is in top shape. Ideally the vents should let fresh air flow in and expel the hot air from the inside out. Are attic fans working properly? You simply can’t ignore the ventilation system.
Inspect Gutters, Downspouts and Fascia Boards
Last but not least you should ensure that the gutters on the roof are in good shape. This means that gutters downspouts shouldn’t be broken or cracked at any place. Look for signs of clogs, too. Rotting fascia boards are a clue that your gutters are clogged and need to be cleaned.
Another important sign to look for in the gutters are shingle pieces and residue. If you see these pieces in the drain, it’s a sure sign that your shingles are degrading and your roof may need to be repaired or replaced.
Contact Roof Authority for a Professional Roof Inspection
Before buying a new home, call Roof Authority for a professional roof inspection. We can spot potential problems and fix them long before they will be noticeable to you. Roof Authority offers a complete array of roofing solutions. We are experienced in various types of residential and commercial roof repairs in metro Atlanta. Contact us today for a professional roof inspection or quote for new roofing or repairs.