Buying a new home can be a daunting task no matter what position you are in. There are so many things to look for, rules, regulations, it is overwhelming just writing about it. With all of those things to worry about, we are going to throw another one at you; roofing. When you are buying a home, whether it is 2 years or 20 years old, the roof is something you need to be paying attention to. This is because, homeowners often don’t have inspections done and look past roofing problems, especially when the house is soon not going to be their problem anymore.
Owner Hesitation – If you ask the owner when the last time they had an inspection done on their roof and they kinda mumble something about a few summers ago and some useless knowledge about a gutter replacement…you should think about running or briskly walking to call an inspector out to make sure that roof is in good shape. When homeowners dance around the facts of their roof, they are probably hiding something.
Mold, missing shingles, lifting – Sometimes you can take a look at the roof from the ground and actually see a few problems. If you see any kind of mold, assume water damage until told not to be a professional. If you see missing shingles or lifting of shingles, it would be wise to ask the owner if they are willing to have those things fixed and have an inspection done. If not, that probably isn’t the home for you.
If any of these problems happen to you, you can always give us at B & W Roofing and Construction a call at (210) 849-8025 and we can send one of our roofers out to you right away.