What New Homeowners Should Know About The Roof

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 6:51 am , By C Plus Roofing

Are you planning to buy a home for the first time? There is a lot you need to know when exploring your home options. On the top of the list of things to look for in a new home is a good roof. Remember, the minute you take ownership of a new home, you take on all the responsibilities and issues that come along with your roof.

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When considering your home options, here are some things that you should keep in mind:

  • Age:The age of a roof will give you a good idea of the roof condition and when you should expect to have it replaced. Older roofs need more attention and should be inspected on a regular basis.
  • History:Has the roof had any previous repairs? Are there any ongoing issues? Does the roof appear to have any roofing problems – if so, do they appear to be minor or major?
  • Warranty:It’s important to understand whether or not the roof is currently under warranty. It’s also important to make sure the roof warranty is transferrable and you have all the necessary paperwork.
  • Maintenance:Has the roof received regular maintenance? When was the last time the roof was inspected by a professional? Were there issues?

Here are some other things new homeowners need to understand about their roof:

  • Your roof will not last forever and it will need to be replaced eventually
  • You need to clean your gutters regularly
  • Leaks do not always come from the most obvious sources
  • DIY is not a good approach for roofing issues

If you are a new homeowner and you want to get your home inspected by professional or get a professional option, we can help. Call us today to come to your home, take a look, and provide you with a free estimate.

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