Roofing Inspection: Why Should I Inspect a Roof When Buying a New Home?
Purchasing a new home is a substantial monetary investment, and it requires careful thinking. The importance of having the roof inspected cannot be emphasized enough.
A roof inspection should be completed on an old house and a new home. Failure to have a roof completed could cost the new homeowner thousands of dollars. Here are some important reasons why you should have the roof inspected prior to purchasing a home.
If you reside in a warm climate, it is important to be aware of termite infestation and damage. Termites can cause a great deal of damage to an existing roof.
A Paradise Valley roofing contractor can often recognize termite damage that may not be visible to most individuals. Severe termite damage can result in the trusses having to be replaced, which is often a deal breaker.
Structural & Water Damage
Water damage and leaks can eventually affect other parts of the home, including the walls and the foundation. For example, gutters that are damaged will redirect melting snow and rain water from its intended location to the foundation.
This can result in costly repairs and possible structural damage. Proper drainage is also important for the longevity of the roof. For leaks within the home, an experienced professional can conduct a leak diagnosis and identify the source of the moisture and provide an estimate as to the cost of repairing the leak.
Weathering and Aging
Roofs that are multi-ply bituminous and low shape are expected to last up to 30 years. Single-ply roofs are expected to last up to 25 years. All roofs are expected to go through the aging process. As a roof ages, weathered areas will need special attention.
Any damage to a roof should be repaired by the seller prior to the home being sold. The typical cost to repair a roof can range anywhere from $1,000 to $25,000, depending on the size of the home and the amount of damage. As a new homeowner, these are cost you want to avoid.
Cancellation of Home Owner’s Insurance Policy.
Insurance policies, deductibles, and premiums will be affected by the roof. Homes with roof damage are likely to incur higher premiums.
In some cases, an insurance company may decline to insure a house that has severe roofing damage. If a seller fails to disclose roofing damage, an insurance company can cancel the insurance policy due to the roof not being insurable.
When buying a new home in the Mesa area, a roofing inspection is super important! Express Roofing LLC can perform a professional Paradise Valley roof inspection for your new home. Contact us today at (480) 226-4245, and get that new home roof inspected. Contact Express Roofing LLC for more information for any questions or concerns you may have about your Paradise Valley roof. Our experienced roofers will be happy to help you with our high quality services.