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What To Look For In A Roof When Buying A Home

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

Before stepping inside, check out what's happening on top. Does the roof look fairly new or in dire need of repairs. Look to see if it is mold free and that there are no curled edges or bulges. See if there are any shingles missing. Have the gutters inspected to make sure that the are draining properly. While inspecting the gutters, look to see if there are granules in the gutters that would be coming off of the asphalt shingles. Ask the homeowner how old the roof is so that you can determine how much lifespan is left on the roof.


Another important thing to look for is that the roof has a good ventilation system. A good ventilation system allows sunlight and air to pass through it

easily. Poor ventilation can cause a number of problems mainly the formation of mold. Mold grows where there is moisture. The main reason for mold to develop is poor ventilation and water leakage. If the leak is not fixed properly, the mold will continue to grow and could start getting into the inside walls of your home which could lead to health issues.


If you plan on getting a mortgage to finance your home, you will need to purchase homeowners insurance to protect your investment. If the home does not pass inspection due to the roof, you will have to have it either repaired or replaced. In some cases, the seller might negotiate with you to cover the cost for the repairs or replacement of the roof.


A roof is by far he most critical component of a home. It not only protects your personal belongs but as the most important thing your family.


Call Veritas Roofers for all of your roofing needs. Always a free estimate. Veritas means TRUTH.



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