Buying a new home is probably the biggest investment you could ever make and, needless to say, the decision should be considered with the greatest care. While most homeowners concern themselves mostly with aesthetics, it is also equally important to think about functionality especially when it comes to the roof. To make sure that you do not end up moving in only to find out that you have to deal with leaks or other residential roofing problems, here are three questions that you should be sure to ask before making the purchase.
1. Who Installed the Current Roof?
Whether the house is newly built or not, it is important to know who installed the roof. If the roofer who installed it is local, make sure that you ask for their contact information. This way, if your roof develops problems due to installation mistakes, you can give that company a call and chances are they will be more than happy to come out and fix it for you at no additional cost.
2. What Is the Condition of the Current Roof?
If you are in the market for a new home, you will want to familiarize yourself with the current condition of the existing roof. Most of the time, inspecting it from the street simply isn’t enough and there are lots of issues that will not be apparent when viewed from a distance. To be sure that the roof is in good condition, we recommend that you hire a roofer to perform a thorough roof inspection.
3. Does the Roof Come With a Warranty?
Each manufacturer will offer different types of warranties so it is crucial that you understand what type the house you are looking to buy has before you buy it. Some warranties can only be passed once or twice, while others can be transferred as many times as needed.
From roof maintenance services to full-on roof replacements, Vista Roofing Inc. is dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and employ only the best roofing professionals. For all your roof-related concerns, be sure to give us a call at (803) 391-4604 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.