What Roofing Questions Should You Ask When Buying a Home?

What Roofing Questions Should You Ask When Buying a Home?

Many factors are considered when looking for a new home for your growing family. You’ll go through different styles, properties and neighborhoods just to find the right location that fits your lifestyle. If you’re interested in a certain property, you’ll have to ask many questions about its history. This includes checking the residential roofing system’s maintenance and repair records.

Roofing Questions

If you found the right home for your family, what type of roofing questions should you ask before you make the purchase? Keep reading.

Ask About Its Roof Damage History

As you inspect the home you’re interested in, the seller must disclose any known roof damage or defects. Knowing the repair history helps in factoring the additional repair costs into negotiating a price for your new home. Doing this also helps avoid undertaking cost-prohibitive issues such as extensive repairs or even a replacement upon purchase.

Ask About the Materials and When They Were Installed 

A typical residential roofing system’s life expectancy can vary depending on the quality of the materials used. It helps to know the roof’s original installation date and the materials used to determine how much you’ll need to spend on repairs. For instance, an asphalt shingle roof usually lasts around 20 to 25 years, but other materials such as metal or slate can last almost three times that with routine maintenance.  You can also have the roof checked by a professional roofer to get a detailed report of its condition.

Ask of the Roof Warranty Is Transferable

A newly installed roof can attract many buyers since they won’t have to worry about leaks and other issues for many years. If you’re interested in a home that has a new roof, it should come with a warranty that covers manufacturing defects and poor craftsmanship. However, not all warranty types are transferable. Ask the seller first if the warranty is transferable so that you’re still covered in case something unexpected happens to your roof.

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