There are so many different things that you need to consider when purchasing a new home. Some of the obvious and initial steps are home price, town, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, and functionality of the kitchen. But, we often see people overlook the structural integrity of the roof. If ignored this could possibly run you thousands of dollars really quick. Below are some things that you can look for when buying a house. If completely unsure, then you can always contact US Siding & Construction for an inspection.
Before you purchase a home, a visual inspection will help you determine whether or not there are glaring issues. Keep an eye out for:
- Curling or buckled shingles
- Shingles that are loose or missing
- Rusted spots
- Built up moss
- Cracked Caulk
- Rubber that’s worn down around the base of vent pipes
If you happen to see any of the issues above before purchasing, consider getting a roof inspection.
Check the Gutters:
Get up and take a look inside your gutters. If your roof is breaking down then asphalt shingle grains will fall off and can make its way into the gutter below.
Signs of Leaks:
One of the biggest red flags would be if your roof is already leaking. It is important to be sure that there are no signs because that could not only hit your wallet hard with a new roofing installation but it could also result in other home problems such as ruined furniture, mold growth and more. When looking through your home some signs of leaks can include:
- Dark spots on indoor ceilings
- Peeling paint or wallpaper on the interior walls
- Wet spots situated around fireplaces
- Gaps around the chimney on the roof
If you are purchasing a home in Massachusetts and are concerned about the quality of your roof please feel free to reach out to US Siding & Construction. Catching something prior to buying the home will help you from diving into a really bad situation.
For further information about our services or checking your roof for damage please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 617-467-5005 or through our online contact form.