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What To Look for In The Roof When Buying A Home

Buying a home is a large decision for any family. You inspect every detail of the home to make sure you are purchasing a quality home, but what should you look for when it comes to the roof? Here are a few things for you to keep an eye on:

First, it would be wise when purchasing a home to ask the age of the roof. Many roofs last 20 to 30 years, and if the roof has not been replaced, the age of the home can determine the age of the roof. This could quickly lead to an unexpected large expense in the near future.

Keep an eye out for broken or missing shingles, as this could be indicative of further damage in the structure of the home. Leaks can easily occur when the roof is not up to par, so take a look in the attic space to see if you can spot light or water coming through the roof.

Another sign of roof damage is mold on the roof. Mold on the roof is usually indicative of water leakage into the home, which can cause extensive damage and carries health risks as well.

It is also a good idea to hire a professional to inspect the roof before buying your home. While you can spot damage such as missing or damaged shingles, a professional can spot how much damage has been done to the structure of the roof or home. Getting a professional roof inspection could end up saving you thousands of dollars.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a roof inspection, feel free to contact our office at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).