It’s important to ask a seller about the property’s roof. If you’re buying a house, its roof should have enough life left to last for years. You can learn more about a property’s roofing system by asking the following questions.
How Old Is the Roof?
Roof age determines the issues the roof might currently have or could potentially have. A newer roof is often free from major problems while an older one could have plenty. To be sure, ask the sellers for any documentation proving the age of the roofing system. If they can’t provide any, you can hire a roofing contractor to inspect and determine the roof’s age.
What Repairs Were Done to the Roof?
A roof that has undergone several repairs can also give you an idea of the possible issues you might encounter in the future. If the seller wasn’t consistent with roof maintenance, ask a local roofing professional to inspect the roof and determine its current condition. A previously repaired roof doesn’t necessarily have to be a dealbreaker because you can use this to negotiate a lower price for the property.
When Was the Roof’s Most Recent Inspection?
Roof inspections help buyers learn about the roof’s most recent issues. For instance, a new roof that faced a recent storm might look fine, but it could have hidden damage. With an in-depth inspection, roofers can discover these issues and inform you and the seller about them.
Is the Roof’s Warranty Transferable?
Transferable warranties are a great selling point, but they are sometimes not vital to a sale. For example, a roof that’s recently installed by a certified roofer but has no transferable warranty is still a good deal. It can still protect your home from the elements and has a low chance of having defects and problems later.
When it comes to roofing, Renovation Team is a trusted name. We have successfully installed, repaired, replaced and maintained several roof systems in the area as an Owens Corning® Preferred Contractor. Call us today at (636) 939-1061, or fill out this contact form to request a quote.