You just got that raise you’d been working towards, your fiance said “yes”, and now it’s time to take the next step – buying a home. While there are lots of warning signs and potential dangers when it comes to homes you should avoid, the an inadequate roof is among the top deal breakers. So, what should you be looking for in a roof when buying a home? Find out below – our experts are going to let you in on a few secrets:

Before you even take a step inside of what may become your new home, stop and take a look at what’s happening on the roof. Does it look new? Is it caving in? Is there noticeable rot? These are all questions you must ask yourself.

Why is the roof so important? Well, it is the component of the house that keeps the interior dry. So, if there are problems up there you better believe there are going to be problems inside as well.

Check out what the roof is made of. Different materials have different lifespans. For example, asphalt shingles tend to last 15-40 years while Terra cotta, concrete and slate can last upwards of 100 years.

Don’t be afraid to ask the seller how old the roof is. If it’s nearing the end of the ranges mentioned above, you may want to look elsewhere. We also recommend calling in an expert to help you inspect the roof. After all, a shoddy job could lead to you thousands of dollars in repairs down the road and you don’t need that, right?

Your satisfaction is our number one priority so let us work with you to tackle any challenge your roof presents! North East Home Improvement, the premier choice for all matters roofing, is available today. Call now for a free estimate and to learn more about how we can help you!