Does one particular home catch your fancy? Before getting too excited about the prospect of this new home, you’ll need to take a closer look at some of its most important components – the roof system, in particular. You might want to learn more about its condition and performance by asking these questions.
1. “How Old Is the Roof?”
You should ask the seller about the roof’s age. This way, you’ll have a clearer idea about its existing condition and determine its repair or maintenance requirements should any issue arise. Don’t be afraid to ask the home seller for documentation as well. You might need a roof replacement if the roof system is already nearing the end of its service life — a factor that usually depends on the type of material the roof has. An asphalt shingle roof, for example, can last up to 20 years with proper installation and maintenance. If the home you plan on buying has a shingle roof that’s barely a decade old, you won’t have to worry about getting a new one anytime soon.
2. “When’s the Last Time the Roof Was Inspected?”
The fact is that not all telltale signs of a roofing problem are immediately obvious. The system may have sustained minor cracks or dents from hailstones or wind-blown debris, or it’s possible that high winds have loosened the shingles and made them susceptible to leaks. If it has been a long time since the roof was last examined, you might want to consider having one done before signing on to this new home. Pressure Point Roofing, Inc., the area’s premier roofing company, will be more than happy to perform this task for you. Our team of professionals has the skills and experience to conduct a comprehensive and accurate roof inspection.
3. “Is the Roof Still Covered by a Warranty?”
Roof warranties add an extra layer of protection to your investment. Make sure to ask the seller if the warranty on the home’s roof is still intact. Depending on the manufacturer, the roof may also have a transferable warranty, so kindly ask the seller for a copy of the document, and carefully read through the terms and conditions.
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You need not look any further than Pressure Point Roofing, Inc. for the highest quality residential roofing solutions. We proudly serve homeowners in and around Central Point and Medford, OR. Call us now at (541) 772-1945, or fill out this contact form to schedule a roof evaluation. We’d love to hear from you!