Imagine that you find the house that you really like. Its location is perfect, square footage – great, yard – excellent for kids, and there is a large garage. However, you noticed one serious problem: its roof’s condition is really poor with many problematic elements. Is it wise to think twice before purchasing it? We consulted DNB Construction, LLC’s roofers to help us.
Inspect the house’s roof by yourself. Visit the house’s attic and climb onto the roof. There are some visible traces of its vulnerabilities that you may notice at a first glance. Think how serious they are. Walk away from the house and take a look at a roof. Roofs that are in really bad condition can have visible problems with their structure and repairing such roofs can be expensive for you as a buyer. If you notice some missing shingles, moss, or algae that grow on the exterior shingles, consult professional roofers.
Ask to go into the house. Try to take a close look at the walls. If you notice some stains or other water damage signs figure out how serious they may be. When you spot a stain, no matter how small or big it is, run your hand on that part of the wall. That will help you check for mildew or mold signs.
Have experts check the roof for you. They are going to tell you that every old roof may have some visible signs of wear and tear, and that you are going to have some repairs in the future that may be a rather big investment. It is necessary to check the roof’s age and construction materials. The durability of different roof materials is not the same.
Considering all above-mentioned aspects, you will be able to get the right decision about purchasing. These inspections that you can do by yourself or with a help of a certified roofing company will detect the roof’s vulnerabilities and your future expenses. Even if you can’t do the inspections in the right way, feel free to ask experienced roofers to help you. DNB Construction, LLC is always there to objectively assess the roof’s condition for you and project scope of future repairs and roof replacement services. Our number is 301-362-7663.