When you are in the market for a new home, what key factors do you look for in a home to help you make your decision? Although price and location are always something to factor into your choice, the current condition of a home is equally as important to take into consideration. Whether you are looking at a home’s interior or exterior, we highly recommend your home buying process starts with the roof! Read on about what you should keep an eye out for when looking to buy a new home.
Roof Age: More Than Just A Number
When you consider buying a house with an old roof, it’s important to factor in the number of repairs and expenses that can arise. You may be able to tell the age of a roof just by simply examining its surface or if you notice any water damage on the ceilings of the home’s interior. Key questions you will want to ask yourself when checking out a potential new home include:
- Is the roof completely flush? (i.e no bumps or curling edges)
- Are there missing shingles on the roof?
- Any signs of mold?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, the roof may be in need of a repair. However, this isn’t always the case, and purchasing a home with an older roof doesn’t necessarily mean that there are any issues at the moment. Overall, it’s very important to be mindful!
Roof Material: Durability Matters
With the wide variety of roof materials and styles available, it’s critical to ensure your new home is equipped with the most durable roof material around to avoid things such as costly water damages. Asphalt, Metal, and Slate are some of the top most durable roof materials in the market, known for their strength and style. Choosing a home with any of these materials listed above means you won’t have as much concern when heavy rain and other weather conditions come your way.
If you found your dream home but notice that you will be buying a house with an old roof or currently has missing shingles on the roof, there’s no need to let that hold you back! Leave it to the roof masters at Glick’s Exteriors for professional roof replacements and roof repairs. Feel free to contact us today to turn your new home into a more structurally sound building.
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