What To Look For In A Roof When You’re Buying A Home

When it comes time to start house hunting, there are plenty of things you should consider before putting in an offer on your dream home. One of the most expensive things to repair or replace on a new home is the roof. That’s why our team here at Carolina Custom Contractors is here to help you know what to look for in a roof before you buy a home! 

Be Observant

When you’re first viewing the home, take a few minutes to walk around the property and get a good visual look at the condition of the roof. Keep an eye out for missing shingles, curled edges, bulges, standing water, debris, and any other abnormalities. Mold can also be a sign of poor ventilation – so keep your eyes peeled and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

The Age Of The Roof

One of the first things you should ask your realtor or the owner about the house is how old the roof is. Many roofs last around 20 years depending on the climate so once you know the age, you’ll be able to know more about the condition of it. 

Drainage System

If there’s a chance you, or a professional, can inspect the roof by getting on it, you might want to do it. Inspecting the seepage system (downspouts, gutters, and drainage pipes) is one of the best ways to tell the condition of your roof.  

Water Spots

When you’re inside the home it’s important to look for water spots on the ceiling. Water spots can be a sign of a leaky roof which can lead to expensive repairs and sometimes a replacement. 

Overall, it’s best to have the roof inspected by a professional before closing on your new home. For all your roofing questions, repairs, or replacements, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team here at Carolina Custom Contractors in Myrtle Beach, SC!