The Importance of Roof Inspections for New Homes

June 20, 2014

Spring is the biggest time of the year for home sales. If you’re one of the thousands of Oklahomans buying a new home this year, you know how complicated the process can be. One of the most common problems with recently purchased homes is roof damage that wasn’t apparent in the initial inspection. This is an easy issue to miss when buying a home, but it can cost you dearly later on.

The best way to avoid this mistake is to get your roof inspected by a professional roofing contractorbefore purchasing. A roofing contractor will see issues that a general home inspector might miss, and can give you a better assessment of how much repairs or a new roof will cost.

Why can’t you just rely on the inspection results for your new home? Most home inspectors aren’t trained in spotting problems with roofing, and it’s rare for them to venture onto the outside of a roof to inspect the shingles, vents, and flashing. Since these are the parts of a roof that cause the most problems, skipping them can easily lead to issues in your new home down the line.

Getting an inspection from a professional roofing contractor is the best way to make sure the roof on your new home is solid. Furthermore, a professional roofer will also be able to assess the source of any issues better, and will know the proper way to fix them. Most contractors will give you a free estimate on your roof repairs which you can use as part of your price negotiations on the home.

Before you hire a roofer to inspect your new home, you want to make sure they’re qualified to give you an expert opinion. Make sure the roofing contractor you choose is licensed with the state of Oklahoma and ensure they carry insurance. Also, ask if the contractor can provide references or examples of past work, so you can be sure their roofing skills satisfy their customers.

Oklahoma roofs endure a lot of strain and abuse from our stormy weather. Before you buy a new home, make sure you get a roof inspection from a licensed contractor like Accord Construction. Our roofers are manufacturer-trained and certified, and we guarantee our work. To set up an appointment and get a free estimate on your new roof, call us today. You can also follow us onFacebook or Google+

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