What To Look For In A Roof When Buying A New Home

Buying a new home is an exciting process! With a home being some individual’s largest investment, no new homeowner wants to deal with problems that could have been avoided. That’s why we’ve come up with a few things you should look for in a roof before the ‘sold’ sign goes up in your new front yard. 

The Obvious

Take a view minutes to observe the current condition of the roof. Try to look for minor damage like missing or broken shingles, deterioration, mold, mildew, and other eyesores that could become potential problems down the line. If possible, ask your realtor or the homeowner about the history of the house and roof so you can get an idea of the condition it’s in. 

Good Ventilation 

It’s great to have a roof that looks good, but that doesn’t mean it’s guaranteed to have the proper ventilation. An ideal roof should allow air and even sunlight to come through. It’s essential to know that poor ventilation can lead to disaster in the long run. 

Gutters & Drainage

It’s a good idea to assess the canals and seepage system of your new house while assessing the roof. If you notice any issues with the downspouts, gutters, or drainage pipes its best to contact our team for an accurate repair or replacement quote. While assessing the roof, be sure to also look at the shingle grains, these protect your roof from the harsh sun.

Leaks & Cracks

Leaks and cracks can play a huge part in determining the condition of a roof. Once a leak starts, it can be difficult to repair and can play a huge part in damaging the structure of a house. Leaks and cracks can be found in common places such as valleys, chimneys, plumbing vents, roof seam connecting additions, and headwall flashings.

All in all, before settling on a new home make sure the roof is in proper shape, so you can avoid any future issues in the future. If you have any roofing issues this season, give our contractors at Carolina Custom Contractors a call for a free estimate!