3 Roofing Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Looking for a new home? Don’t forget to consider the roofing system when evaluating prospective houses. It’s a well-known fact that the roofing system is one of the most important parts of a home, playing a major role in both weather protection and curb appeal. Before purchasing a home, here are some roofing questions that you should ask to see whether the home is worth buying or not.

Buying a Home

How Old Is the Roofing System?

The older the roofing system, the more damage or deterioration it has sustained, increasing the risk of needing costly repairs or roof replacement soon. You’ll also need to consider what type of material the roof is made from. For example, if it is an aluminum, metal or slate roof, it has a much longer lifespan than an asphalt shingle roof. These kinds of roofing systems can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years with proper maintenance.

Are There Issues Like Cracks Present?

You should have a professional roofing inspection conducted before you purchase the home so that you can get an accurate assessment of the roof’s condition. You’ll want to know if there are any problems before you buy the home so you are well aware of what you’re getting into.

Is There Adequate Drainage?

Clogged gutters are problematic. Make sure that the gutters are in good condition to ensure proper drainage can happen. Without proper drainage, water can accumulate in the gutters, backing up onto the roof, spilling onto your siding and drenching your landscape, causing severe water damage to many parts of your property.

Sterling Exteriors is your premier choice for all things roofing. In business for more than 15 years now, we are committed to quality and it shows in every job we do. Whether you’re looking for a new roof for your home or business, you can count on us for top-notch products and services. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (513) 685-8055 or fill out our contact form. Get a FREE quote today! We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, Newtown and the surrounding OH communities.