Why Are Roof Inspections Important When Buying or Selling?
For both buyers and sellers, a roof inspection is worth the small investment to insure that they don’t run into problems closing the sale or get stuck with hidden costs. The purpose of roof inspections prior to buying or selling a home is to gauge the remaining life of the roof and identify any potential problems that may result in added costs later.
Only a professional roofing company can reliably determine where weakened areas are that indicate rot or leaks. Every inch of the roof should be inspected including the materials used to build the roof, the last replacement layer and individual shingles. Whether it’s a tile roof, shingle roof or flat roof, an initial roof inspection upon purchasing the property can save money and headaches down the road.
Common Roof Problems
Some of the most common problems include:
- Loose, broken or missing roofing material.
- Blistered, curled, split shingles or tiles.
- Shingle granules in rain gutters.
- Improper air conditioning or swamp cooler installation.
- Sagging between rafters or near ridges.
- Broken or loose shingles near ridge and hip lines.
- Loose, missing or corroded flashing.
- Proper ventilation to allow roof to breathe.
- Depressions near vent pipes, clogged drains or separations in flashing that cause water pooling
Residential Roof Inspections include a physical inspection of the roof, a verbal and written report, detailed estimates for needed repairs. The low cost of the inspection can be applied toward the cost of any re-roofing, if needed, that is completed by Sully Jones Roofing within 3 months of the inspection.