Buying a home can be an exciting part of life. You picture how your furniture will look in the rooms and imagine new paint colors adorning the walls. You think about new trends and furnishings, but do you ever think about the roof before you a buy a new home? Here are a few roof considerations you should take into account before buying your next home:
1. Get on the roof before you buy. If you or your realtor are not able or willing to, call a professional roofing contractor. Many roofing contractors offer roofing consultations for a small fee, and some even do it for free.
2. Find out the age of the roof. Most older roofs will last at least 15 to 20 years, so it is nice to have this information for long-term budgeting purposes.
3. Find out what brand and type of shingle are currently on your roof. Also, ask if there are any extra shingles laying around in the garage, attic or shed.
4. Find out if there are any transferable warranties on the roof. Many roof warranties do transfer if the proper paperwork is done before or shortly after the sale.
5. Find out what roofing contractor installed the last roof on your home. If problems do arise, it is good to know who to call.
The roof on your home is one of the largest and most important items to consider prior to buying your home. Asking a few simple questions about your roof BEFORE YOU BUY can help you make a more informed home purchase.