THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A ROOF WHILE BUYING A HOME

Posted on by Randall J. Lopez

I Whether you are buying a home or selling it, there are so many things that you must be considerate about, including the interiors as well as the exteriors of the home. There goes a lot in buying and selling a home. And most of the times, you can feel overwhelmed with by the pressure that moving brings with it. If you are first time home buyer, everything could be especially daunting for you. There are many aspects in a home that one should consider before buying it. One of them is the roof of the house. To help you understand what goes in buying a home with an excellent roof, we have enlisted some things to look for in a roof while buying a home.

ROOF CERTIFICATION

Law states that in order to sell a home legally, your roof needs to be able to last for at least 3 years. You will require a roof certification to do just that. A roofing contractor can do that for you and certify your roof by providing you a certificate stating that the roof should hold up for the next 3 years. However, certain variables decide the fate of the roof, including severe weather, and other circumstances which might occur and impact the condition of your roof. Consult a professional roofing contractor to be able to know how long is your roof your likely to last.

MATERIAL

The quality of the roof depends on the material used by the roofing contractor while installing the roof. The lifespan of your roof is severely affected by the material used during its installation. So, make sure that your roofing contractor only uses durable materials which will not wear out in a short span of time. You can also accompany your roofing contractor in shopping for the materials required in installing the roof so that you only get the best quality.

LAYERS

It is a common notion that the more the layers on a roof, the better protected it is. This is only a misconception and is not true at all. Moreover, multiple layers on a roof can prove to be more problematic. It may lead to the shingles not being down in a correct manner. Such a run off can lead to issues such as water pooling under the layers, etc. There can also be unseen damage along the first layer, that the second layer might be covering up. Thus, resulting in you not being able to identify potential damage in time.

AGE OF THE ROOF

There can be an instance where the material used in your roof might be certain years older than the roof itself.

In such a case, the roof will pass the certification but, you would have to take it into consideration that the roof will need replacing soon.

CONDITION

Some pointers directing to signs of wear and tear are the build up of moss or algae, curled shingles, brittle, and cracking shingles. Watch out for such signs and get your roof repaired by a professional roofing contractor in time.