When looking for a new home to call yours, you want to be sure to inspect all areas of the house especially the roof. The roof is one of the main parts of a home’s exterior, and having it fully inspected by yourself or a professional will save you money and problems in a long-term decision.
Do a visual check
A simple visual evaluation can be the first step in checking the roof. Check that the roof is mold-free, laying flat with no curled edges or bulges, and is not missing any shingles. Also, asking how old the roof is will give you a good idea of the expectancy and future lifetime. Roofs last around 15 to 25 years before the roof may need to be replaced or fixed.
Make sure there is proper ventilation
Even if the roof is relatively new, it may not have proper ventilation. This may lead to damage to the roof and attic. When the home does not have the proper ventilation it may lead to warping in the roof or moisture buildup in the home. Having proper ventilation reduces energy costs, decreases the amount of moisture in the house, and can lead to a longer lifespan for the home’s roof.
Look for leaks
Leaks can be a great deal of pain to homeowners. They can cause a lot of damage to the home and can be hard to find. Common area leaks occur by roof valleys, chimneys, plumbing vents, and any roof seams connecting additions. Make sure to ask if the previous owner has experienced roof leaks. If leaks are present or you have any concern, consider contacting a professional roofing contractor, Sunset Ridge Exteriors, to inspect the roof further.