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Buying or Selling a Home: 5 Tips for Roof Inspection


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.  


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