The roof is a very important part of the home, but it is often taken for granted. It protects us from the elements, unwanted pests, and so much more. When something offers so much protection for your home and family, you want to make sure it is in top condition before purchasing the home.
Here is what is often included in a roof inspection:
- Checking the shingles: One of the main parts of a roof inspection is inspecting the shingles. That includes looking for balding, curling, or broken shingles. The inspection could also identify spots of the roof that are missing shingles entirely.
- Checking for signs of mildew or decay: A roof inspection will also check for mildew or other substances that may indicate a part of the roof is decaying beneath the shingles. This could affect the rest of the house if not treated properly.
- Checking for other damage: A roof inspection can also identify any other damage on the roof, including holes, cracks, or spots that might result in leaks.
- Checking for signs of pests: Another part of a roof inspection could include checking for signs of pests. For example, if there are signs of rats nesting in the gutter near the roof, it could affect the rest of the roof and your home.
There is much more to a roof inspection than simply staring up at the roof and deciding if it does the job or not. This inspection is a very necessary step to complete before purchasing a home. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.