One question a lot of buyers and sellers ask us is how do they know when they need a new roof on their house? This is a really important part of homeownership. The roof of your home is one of the most important value assets. And so, it is important that you be aware of any upgrades or modifications that it may need. Roofs are a costly investment, but the damage they could cause is to your home if left unattended to is even more costly.
Additionally, if you are buying a house, you obviously don’t want to make this major purchase and then immediately have pay for a new roof.
Use these tips to decide if the home you are buying or selling needs a new roof.
You should check the condition of your rood by assessing its damage from the exterior of your home. Carefully, go to the top of your roof and look for the following things:
You can check the condition of your roof by assessing it from the attic. So, get a good flashlight and shimmy safely up to your attic to look for the following things:
If you find damage to your roof, it is important that you contact an expert. Don’t assume that just because you have damage that they will need to replace the entire thing. It’s possible that they may only have to replace the damaged areas. But you won’t know until you contact a professional roofing company.
If you are looking to sell your house, it might be a good idea to have a company out to assess your roof. They should be able to tell how old your roof is and when it may need to be replaced. Once you find out this information, you should tell your listing agent so that they notify potential buyers.
If you are looking to buy a house, be sure that you ask about the condition of the roof. It may be possible that you can negotiate with the sellers if it needs any updates or repairs.
Still have questions about your roof? Make sure that you contact your realtor today!
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