Buying a home requires you to be picky about elements you need in your home and keep an eye out for odd elements you may have to fix. The roof may be one of the last things you notice when seeing a home, but it is important to have a stable roof to protect the entirety of your new living space. If you are unsure what to look for in a roof when buying a home, we have some top tips for home buyers.
KangaRoof also offers free roofing inspections, which can help give you peace of mind about any home you are looking to invest in. Our roofing inspectors look for current problems as well as potential issues that could occur.
Residential roofs need good ventilation in order to keep your house cool in the summer and prevent mold growth. The ventilation system lets sun and air come in and out as necessary and if they are trapped, this can cause major problems for you as the homeowner.
Check For Breaks And Leaks
The biggest thing to look for is roof damage such as breaking shingles or other material and leaks. Not only will your roof become more damaged if these are left untreated, but they can lead to wall and floor damage inside the house. Water leakage can damage all soft surfaces and remove paint. Leaks may seem small when they enter the inside of your home, but they can really be up to 5 to 10 feet in size.
Before you buy a home, ask when the roof was last replaced or inspected. Having a roof inspection can help identify the source of any leaks and point out future problems. If an inspector recommends a new roof, you may suggest the owners fix it before you buy, or move on to a different home.
Watch For Mold
Mold growth on a roof can cause deterioration in the roofing material and can even spread into your attic and other parts of your home. When you are buying a home, check for mold spots on the roof, as well as other porous areas on the home. Mold is not only unsightly in a home, but it can also cause health problems for those that live in the house. It can spread quickly and is often the result of a poor ventilation system or excess moisture.
Good Gutter Downspouts
Rain gutter downspouts are the best way to keep rainwater away from your home. Downspouts help prevent flooding in your home and other gutters that are correctly attached to your roof. When looking at homes, make sure that the gutter system is in good condition and attached to the roof correctly.
Work With Our KangaRoof Professionals
Our roofing professionals can inspect your roof before you make the purchase of a new home in order to check all of the items above. With roofing installation services, our team can help improve the quality of your roof or patch problems that don’t require a full roof replacement.
Our team has been awarded the Technician Seal of Safety. Our clients trust us to improve their roofs and provide the best quality roofing materials. We are committed to showing up to your appointments on time and keeping our workspace clean and tidy during work. With great guarantees, you can trust that our roofing contractors will respect your home and time.
With two locations in Morgan and Layton, UT our team can help improve homes of all sizes in the state. Contact us today to learn more about our process or schedule an inspection.