Roofing Questions to Ask If You Own a Home or Before Buying a Home

Roofing Questions to Ask if You Own a Home or Before Buying a Home

There are a lot of things to consider when you own a home and when you are buying a home, and one of them is the roof. Afterall, the roof is the first line of defense for any home in a storm. Given the role a roof plays in maintaining form and function for a home, it’s crucial to make sure that you are making the most of it. Whether you own a home, or you are buying a new one, be sure you ask these roofing questions regarding the roof.

These questions include:

How Old Is the Current Roof?

The older the roof, the more wear and tear it has accumulated, making it likelier to fail. The rule of thumb here in southern New England is an asphalt shingle roof will last on average 17 years before it needs to be replaced.  An aluminum metal roof, if properly installed by professionals, can last 100 years in comparison.

Are There Leaks, Cracks, or Asphalt Granules in the Gutters?

If you’re purchasing a house, scheduling a roof inspection before you finalize your purchase will provide you with a more thorough roofing assessment beyond what you see from the curb. It’s important to know whether or not there are problems that will need to be addressed soon after closing. If you’re a homeowner now and your roof is 15-17 years old, it may be that time to consider a new roof. Did you know that the cost of installing a new asphalt roof doubles roughly every 18 years?

Is Roof Drainage Adequate?

Clogged gutters are problematic for all roofs, as well as the entire home. Make sure you have the gutters checked as well to ensure everything is working as it should be. If you’re buying a home, these are points of considerable price negotiation. Although this issue can lead to roofing problems when the roof is asphalt, it is nearly never an issue when quality aluminum standing seam or metal shingle roofs are on the house.

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Mike Gonet is Senior Partner – Operations at Classic Metal Roofs, where he strives to provide a solid workplace for employees and an exceptional experience for clients in the way of service and product installation. He achieves this through constant contact during the sales and installation process, and maintaining a strong third-party review presence online. Mike and his team are not interested in being the largest company in residential metal roofing in southern New England, only the best! Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.

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