Anyone who has bought a new home at some point knows just how stressful and daunting the experience can be. And if you’re actually going through that same process now, make sure you have everything covered. You’ll need to checkon the roof that comes with your potential new home, for example. But what things should you look for exactly? Read on as US Roofing, the premier flat roof replacement company in the area, shares some of them here.
1. Proper Ventilation. Excessive heat and moisture are a common problem in a roofing system. When they build up inside the attic, they encourage mold growth and rot–or worse, cause the roofing material above to age prematurely. This won’t be much of an issue when the attic has sufficient ventilation that will expel warm, moist air from the space and keep it cool.
2. Damage-Free Roofing Material. The roof works to protect your potential new home from the harsh elements–but this may not be possible when its shingles are cracked, broken or even missing. That’s why you should take a closer look at the roofing system of the home you’re planning to buy. Are there signs of roof storm damage? Make sure its shingles are intact and, ideally, fairly new. This way, you can avoid leaks and other roofing problems later on.
3. Properly Functioning Gutter System. To keep your potential new home protected from water damage, its gutters should be in good condition. Make sure they are pitched correctly, and there are no blockages that can hinder their draining performance. Otherwise, rainwater can back up and overflow–some of it may even find its way into the roof sheathing, creating leaks.
Professional roof inspections can uncover a lot of the issues your potential new home’s roof might be hiding. When you’re unsure whether the system is undamaged or actually problematic, turn to a trusted local roofer like US Roofing. We’ll determine the overall condition of the roofing system and recommend the effective and appropriate solution.
Look no further than US Roofing for top-tier solutions to your roofing needs. We proudly serve Peabody, MA, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (978) 532-6300 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation. We’d love to hear from you!