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One important thing you must check when buying a new home!

January 26, 2022

Have you decided that 2022 will be the year that you finally stop talking about moving and finally make it a reality? There are so many things to think about when contemplating buying a new home but near the top of the list has to be the condition of the roof! The roof is one of the most expensive features of a home and can tell many tales of the rest of the house.

Here are some important factors to consider:

1. What you see is what you get

When selling a home there are a few tried and tested tricks that can be used to hook in potential buyers. The majority of these are cosmetic but the roof cannot be hidden or changed so easily. What you see on the roof may be hinting at the overall condition of the construction.

2. Get to know how old the rooftop is

To start with it is a good idea to ask the homeowner more history about the roof and its lifespan. In addition, you could also stand at a distance and investigate a few things like if there are any; mould, deformities in the roof or missing tiles.

3. Good ventilation system

A ventilation system that lets sunlight and air come in easily are a must. This is very important because it doesn’t matter if the potential new home has just had a shiny new roof, if there isn’t an appropriate ventilation mechanism then you may face extensive issues.

4. Look for breaks and leaks

Rooftop leaks play a vital role in damaging the floors and structure of a house. Therefore, it is detrimental to inspect the rooftop, valleys and smoke chimneys for leaks. A leak can create an enormous amount of distress and can be difficult to track the source.

As you can see there are quite a few things to consider when buying a new home. Ideally, it is probably best to hire a professional to inspect your home and give a report. All Roofing offer this service and you contact us here for more information.

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