Over the years, the needs of your household can change. You could be welcoming a new family member or have teenagers that want their personal space. If your living space is getting too tight for everyone, it could be time to make the big move.
Buying a new house is a major decision and investment. An essential factor to consider before buying is the roof’s condition. Be sure to ask your seller these questions before purchasing a new house.
What’s the Age of Your Roof?
The first thing you should ask your seller is the roof’s age. It will allow you to anticipate issues and give you an idea of when you need a roof replacement. It can also sometimes play a role in your homeowner insurance cost.
When Was the Last Inspection?
Routine inspections help detect issues that can turn into costly problems. An inspection is also necessary after an extreme weather event. During a storm, heavy objects can fall on the roof and cause damage. If repairs are necessary, have them done immediately. Dealing with problems early can contribute to a longer roof lifespan.
Is the Roof Warranty Still Valid and Transferrable?
Warranty inclusions and exclusions vary by manufacturer and contractor. There are two general types of roofing warranties. A material or manufacturer warranty protects you against product defects while a workmanship warranty covers installation errors. Ask your seller if the roofing warranties are still valid and whether they are transferable. If the roof is still new, but the warranty is not transferable, think twice about purchasing.
For quality residential and commercial roofing services, turn to AQ Roofing LLC. We also specialize in siding and gutter installation. Call us at (501) 951-1683, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.