There is a lot of excitement that comes with buying a house, but also a lot of responsibility. One of the biggest investments that goes into a house is its roof, and that is why you want to be in the loop of your new house’s first line of protection. We have put together a few questions new homeowners should ask when making their purchase, because knowing these things can save you a lot of trouble down the line. Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex homeowners can trust the team at Roof Experts to deliver the top quality inspections and services to their home’s roof.
WHEN WAS THE CURRENT ROOF INSTALLED?
An extremely important thing to know about your new home’s roof is when the current roof was installed. Generally speaking, most roofs have a lifespan of about 20-30 years. If you home was constructed before the 1990s, there is a chance it has never had its roof replaced. A full-on replacement may be due, so make sure to ask your real estate agent.
ARE THERE VISIBLE SIGNS OF WATER DAMAGE?
The interior and exterior of a home can be telling of water damage. Inside, there might be discoloration of paint or bubbling on the ceilings. Outside, the appearance of mold might be present on the siding of the house. By the time visible damage is present, there might already be some serious issues with your roof hiding elsewhere, so make sure to have a professional inspection performed.
WHAT IS THE ROOF CURRENTLY MADE OF?
Knowing the material of your roof can be beneficial in several ways. If something needs to be repaired, you have a leg-up on knowing what items might be necessary. Knowing your roof’s material can also give you a more accurate estimate on how long it can go without needing a full replacement or major repairs.
WHO IS A GOOD LOCAL ROOFER?
Of course, in the event of a roofing emergency, it is a good idea to have a local roofer on standby. You never know when something might begin causing problems, and scheduling inspections and maintenance can prevent further issues from arising. Reach out to neighbors or look online for the most reliable roofer in your area.
ROOF EXPERTS: HELPING DFW HOMEOWNERS KEEP THEIR ROOFS IN SHAPE
In the rush of buying a new house, remember to keep tabs on some important items. Roofs can be one of the most demanding parts of a home, that is if it is not taken care of properly. Knowing when a home’s roof was installed and what it is made of will help you to keep up with what it might need. Hiring a roofing professional to inspect the roof is the best way to really know what is going on up there. Roof Experts has over 20 years of contracting and homebuilding experience, and our local company is proud to serve DFW. Call Roof Experts at (855) 412-7663 or visit our website to see all of our roofing services. Residential, commercial and insurance claims, we do it all.