When buying a home, one of the most important things to focus on is the roof. It does not matter how beautiful the house is if the roof is leaking. Keep in mind that a compromised roof can end up costing you more in the long run. It can also cause damage to other parts of your new house.
Here are questions every buyer should ask before purchasing a home.
How Old Is the Roof?
Always check the condition of the roof of the property you are considering buying. Check for chipped, broken or missing shingles. You can also hire a professional to inspect the roof to determine if the system has problems. Consider mold, rot and blistering as red flags. There is no issue if the roofing system is old as long as it is well-maintained.
Is the Roof Properly Ventilated?
With sufficient ventilation, warm, moist air can effortlessly escape from your home through the attic. Meanwhile, if the roof does not have proper ventilation, humid air will build up in your attic. Excessive heat and moisture in that part of your home will compromise the roof’s structure and your indoor air quality. It can result in problems, such as mold growth, rusting and water damage.
What’s the Condition of the Roof’s Drainage?
Do not forget to look at the condition of the gutter system. This component safely diverts rainwater away from your home, preventing damage on your exterior, foundation, basement and landscaping. Make sure that the gutters of the home you are purchasing are not clogged with debris. Heavily clogged gutters will eventually start pulling away from the house.
At AQ Roofing LLC, you can rely on us to take care of your home’s exterior. We are a leading roofing and siding contractor in the area. Call us at (501) 951-1683, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.