Buying a new home can be an exciting, and challenging, process. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or downsizing after all the kids are gone, it can be difficult to ensure every little detail of the home meets your standards. It is easy to get wrapped up in the beautiful curb appeal, kitchen, and bathroom. However, your dream home’s unique design elements won’t mean anything under a faulty roof. So we wanted to provide you with four things to look for in a roof when buying a house.
The first thing you need to ask your realtor or the existing homeowner is the current age of the roof. Especially if the home you are looking at is older. Most roofs need to be replaced after 30 years, and a roof replacement is not something you want to be tacked on to the already existing stress of moving.
The most important thing to have your inspector look for is mold on your roof. Mold in the roof is bad overall for your home, causing a gross odor – but it can also cause health problems if it goes undetected after move-in day.
Although it may seem like the purpose of a roof is to keep the outside out, it is necessary for your roof to have a good ventilation system, letting in sunlight and fresh air. This prevents the growth of mold and other problems.
Breaks and Leaks
We don’t want too much of the outdoors inside. Once again, have your inspector check for any breaks and leaks in your roof’s foundation. The last thing you want is your new home’s attic to collect water or even become home to the neighborhood critters.
The best way to ensure that your dream home is move-in ready is to have your roof inspected by a certified roof inspector. This way you can feel confident in moving all your family into a home with a solid roof over their heads. Contact Destin Roofing today to schedule your roof inspection.