What to Look for in a Roof When Buying a Home?

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How to Recognize a Roof in Need of Repair?

Besides evaluating the home price, town, neighborhood, the number of bedrooms, and the functionality of the kitchen, you should also recognize a roof in need of repair. Don’t overlook the structural integrity of the roof. If ignored this could possibly cost you thousands of dollars later. So, expert roofers from WestPro Roofing have put together a simple roof inspection guide to help you evaluate the integrity of the roof.

Damaged Shingles

Pay attention to curling at the edges of asphalt shingles or cedar shakes. This indicates that the shingles are near the end of their lifespan. Also, missing shingles or tiles may raise a red flag that there is wind damage to the roof.

Water Damage on Fascia Boards

Cracks and discoloration in the fascia boards around the roof mean that the roof is not shedding water properly.

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Water Stains

Inspect the ceiling for water stains under the roof. Dark spots on the indoor ceiling is a clear symptom of a leak in the roof. Beware, fresh ceiling paint may be a sign that someone has tried to paint over water stains caused by a roof leak. Also, inspect the attic for evidence of water infiltration.

Last but not least, ask the homeowner or the seller when was the last time they replaced the roof. The shingles deteriorate over time and need replacing every twelve to twenty years. Reevaluate your offer if necessary.

If you happen to encounter any of the issues above before purchasing, consider getting a roof inspection.

If you are purchasing a home in Colorado and are concerned about the quality of your roof, do not hesitate to contact WestPro Roofing. Catching problems before buying the home will help make a better decision and in the event of buying the home will save you money.

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