Whether you’re looking to buy a home or sell your current home, make sure that your roof is in good shape with the these tips. The roof is one of the most expensive features of a home so you’re going to want to make sure and give it a good inspection.
#1 Take a quick visual check
One of the easiest things you can do is simply take a step back, and inspect the roof from a distance. Note any Worn Spots, Missing Shingles, Mildew or Mold or is the roof laying flat? Issues like these normally indicate that it’s an older roof.
#2 Make sure there is proper ventilation
Check the attic for installation and ventilation. Both are a large must have when considering buying a house. When there is not proper ventilation, it may cause the roof to warp. Having proper ventilation reduces your energy costs and decreases the amount of moisture in the house.
#3 Inspect gutters and drainage
Damaged or not properly installed Drainage systems, down spouts & gutters can cause major damage to roofs.
#4 Look for leaks
Check all roof valleys, chimneys, plumbing vents, and either head wall flashings or wall step flashings. Roof leaks can cause a great deal of damage. Be sure and ask the owner if they have ever experienced any roof leaks.
#5 Call a Professional
It is always a good idea to call a professional roofing contractor to preform an complete inspection of the roof.