When you are in the market for a new home, one thing that you will definitely want to take into consideration is the condition, age, remaining life, type and style of the roof. Replacing an existing roof can be extremely expensive, and if the roof is in poor condition, you may wish to arrange to have the roof repaired or replaced by the seller or negotiate a lower price which takes into consideration the cost of the repairs. In some states, where the inclement weather can seriously affect the expected lifetime of a roof, it is often required by the lender that the roof inspection be conducted prior to the sale.
A roofing contractor like Premo Roofing Company in Salinas can save you considerable time, money and headaches by making an inspection of the roof before you make your purchase offer. We will take into account such things as the condition of the roofing material, the condition of the drains, downspouts and gutters, and the flashing that surrounds roof pipes, chimneys, vents and so on. Proper attic venting is also an important issue. Improper attic ventilation especially at vaulted ceiling can lead to serious condensation and dry rot problems that often go undetected. If the roof meets our criteria and does not require repairs, we can then estimate how many serviceable years remain for the roof, and can certify the inspection.
This type of inspection is important to both buyer and seller, and is good from 2 to 5 years. Several factors affect this inspection. The type of roof – asphalt shingle, wood shake, tile, slate, metal or even tar and gravel are commonplace; the age of the roof; the pitch of the roof; the number of layers of roofing material already on the roof, and even previous repairs made to the roof.
If at all possible, you will want to get a quote, or even several, on necessary repairs before you commit to a purchase. This will allow you to make an informed decision, and you will know from the start what you can expect in order to have the roof in the condition you want upon purchase.
Premo Roofing Company is a full-service, locally owned company providing quality residential roofing and commercial roofing services to Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Seaside, Hollister, Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Contact us today for an inspection or a free estimate.