When you buy a home (unless you buy it brand new) you don’t always know exactly what you’re getting into—similar to buying a used car, or getting married. You have home inspections done but they can’t tell you the details of how well the previous owners cared for the home. But, never fear, as always—we’ve got your (roofing) back with this handy-dandy list of what new homeowners should know about their roof.
The 12 Things New Homeowners Should Know about their Roof—Ideal Roofing Knowledge
1. When it was installed.
2. What grading the shingles have.
3. What lifespan the shingles are rated for.
4. Areas that have been patched previously.
5. When it will need to be replaced entirely.
6. What overall condition the shingles are currently in.
7. If there have been any leaks in the past.
8. Current venting and ventilation in the home that vents out through the roof (so bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms).
9. What type of insulation is installed in the attic and when it will need to be replaced.
10. The roof drainage requirements of your property.
11. What type of components were used to install the roof.
12. What company installed the roof.
Unfortunately, previous homeowners aren’t likely to document this type of information—and finding out all this from home records is impossible
How to Gain Ideal Roofing Knowledge about your Roof
If the previous homeowners didn’t leaving you roofing documentation (like previous slips from replacement or repairs) and they aren’t accessible to ask questions to (which they often aren’t) then your only option is to have a roofing assessment completed.
By calling a professional roofing company like ourselves, the Dillon Bros, you can schedule a roof assessment where we can tell you things like what general condition your roof is in, the overall condition of your shingles, what previous repairs are visible, upcoming maintenance and repairs that are needed, what your ventilation is (and if it is done properly), areas that have been patched, areas that were previously leaking, etc. While we’re there we can also show you how to properly inspect your roof (which should be done a couple of times a year), and what specifically to watch out for.
The ideal roofing knowledge gained by a roofing assessment will help you actively manage your roof and protect the investment you have made in your home. Call us today to schedule your new homeowner roofing assessment.