If you’re in the property market and looking around for a home to buy, then this article is for you. In this article, we discuss the importance of having the roof inspected before purchasing a property.
When things go wrong when buying a home, things can get very expensive very quickly and the emotional stress and strain caused to you and your family can be very unhealthy. Consequently, carrying out your due diligence prior to purchasing a property can save you tonnes of heartache, misery and potentially save you your life’s work.
Here’s where the importance of the roof comes in. If you’ve ever had to pay for a new roof, roof replacement, or a roof restoration then you will know how expensive this can be.
According to the team from Roof Restoration Penrith, many people fail to pay particular attention to the roof prior to purchasing. Instead, they leave the responsibility to the building inspector and rely on their judgement. Most building inspectors are reliable and thorough, however sometimes issues can slip through the cracks.
Buying a home is very serious business and a lot can go wrong. To minimise risk, ensure that your roof is inspected from both the top and the bottom. Often a building inspector may not get on the roof to inspect it. It’s also very possible they don’t get into the ceiling to inspect either.
The best insurance you can buy when it comes to your roof is to have the roof inspected by a reputable, qualified roofing company. These guys are roofing experts and will provide you with a detailed report regarding the condition of the roof.
For a small fee, it could be well worth the investment preventing you from getting into trouble with a very expensive roof repair. In addition, it could provide you with bargaining power if you wish to negotiate for a cheaper purchase price (of course, only if issues are found).
Something to keep in mind is that sometimes issues with the roof can go undetected to the untrained eye. What might look like a roof in perfect condition to you may have some serious issues visible to the qualified eye. If you look at the roof and see anything like missing tiles, cracked or dislodged tiles, flakey mortar (look at the ridge capping), then it could be well in your interests to get a roof inspection carried out. If the house has a metal roof, then rusty sheets and/or loose sheets can be a good indication to get a roof inspected.
Many local roofing companies will be more than happy to assist you in a pre-purchase inspection. Don’t discount how important this can be to the success of your purchase.