What to Ask During a Roof Inspection When Buying a New Home

Mar 9, 2020 | Roofing

Buying a home is a huge investment. That’s why you should make sure everything is in order before signing a deal.

One of the things that you should carefully look into is the roofing. Ensure you’re not getting an old or damaged roof, which could result in additional expenses for you. The cost of roof repair or roof replacement can be significant, so it’s best to avoid this kind of major headache.

Here are a few essential questions you should ask during a roof inspection.


1. How Old Is the Roof?

According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, roofing systems can be expected to last for an average of 20 years. Of course, depending on the material and regular upkeep, the life of a roof can stretch for much longer. However, you should keep the 20-year mark in mind when shopping for a home. Roofs that are nearing the end of their life cycle typically require more maintenance, and they’re more prone to issues as well.

2. Does the Roof Have Any Damage?

Some types of roof damage aren’t as glaring as you would expect. That’s why you should consult with roofing and gutter companies in order to ensure that the roof is in top form. With an expert to check for signs of damage, you’ll know if the roof has cracks, water infiltration or other problems.

3. Does the Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?

The health of your roofing system is dependent on proper ventilation too. Without proper ventilation, rooftops are more prone to overheating. Because of this, the roof shingles tend to become brittle and less resilient, so they can be easily be knocked loose by strong winds.


Greenawalt Roofing Company is fully licensed and insured and we will provide a Certificate of General Liability and Worker’s Compensation for every job we perform. Call today to schedule your Inspection.


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