5 Roofing Questions to Keep In Mind When Buying or Selling a Home
Whether you are buying or selling a home, we recommend you ask these roofing questions to save yourself money in the long run.
Who installed the roof?
Repairing or installing a roof without a professional contractor can be dangerous for many reasons. Not only is it a health hazard to repair a roof on your own, but you could also miss the real problem and cause long-term damage and spend more.
Before buying a house, confirm that a professional contractor installed the roof. You can assess the quality of work by checking the roofer’s professional experience, background and certifications.
Have you had the condition of your roof inspected?
Make sure your home, including the roof, gets inspected prior to listing it. By hiring a professional inspector, you can identify hidden problems to repair or adjust the price of your home accordingly.
Through RoofSave, our roof asset management program, we will inspect your roof and identify any conditions that need repair.
How old is the roof?
Whether you are a current or future homeowner, you should know the state of the house’s roof. Most experts agree a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years.
Signs you made need a new roof include, but aren’t limited to leaks and rots from the inside of the house. For your safety, we do not recommend you examine the exterior of the roof on your own. Call us at 303-443-5843 if you would like us to fully examine the status of your roof.
What is the roof made of?
Some types of roofing may be better suited for your house than others. Beyond the appearance of the roof, consider weather conditions, weight and materials used.
For the modern homeowner who seeks a durable roof and control of personal utility bills, we recommend Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles.
Should you repair or replace your roof?
A new roof can be a big expense but it can last your newly purchased home for decades. If severe weather has caused wear and tear even on part of your roof, it’s wise to consider replacing the entire roof in one job.
In the long run, this will likely be less expensive than replacing part of the roof now and the remainder down the road. Request a free estimate today from our experienced roofing specialists.