Buying a new house is tough, especially if it’s your first home together before or after the wedding right? With the stress of finances and finding the perfect place that suits the both of you, the last thing you want to stress about is whether a home is in good standing or not. With the harsh winters Michigan experience, the roofs on the homes can deteriorate over time. Below are some things to look for on your roof before buying a house.
1. Check the Date of the Roof
When purchasing a home, the main thing you want to do is check the date of the roof. Figure out when the roof was last installed or when it was last worked on. This will give you a general idea of the possible condition the roof is in.
2. Make Sure the Roof doesn’t have Noticeable Flaws
When looking at a possible home to buy together, take a good look at the roof. We recommend looking at it through binoculars so you can see the roof as close as possible. When looking at the roof, look for flaws such as missing tiles, slanted or crooked tiles, bulges in the roof, or curly edges of the roof. These are signs of a moldy, old, or troubled roof.
3. Look out for Moss, Algae, and Black Streaking on the Roof
Lastly, check for visible Moss, Algae, and Black Streaking on your roof as this is a sign of moisture in the roof. When moisture is in the roof due to water seeping through the shingles, Moss and Algae are able to thrive and you may even see some black Streaking as a result as well. If you see this, this is a major sign that the roof needs to be repaired.
Follow these steps and you can get a general idea of the condition of your roof. Even after the roof passes the visible eye test, always contact a roofing company to inspect your roof. Companies like Schoenherr Roofing specialize in installing, inspecting, and repairing roofs for Southeast Michigan residents. Start off your new journey with a house that can last and stay strong like the bond you both have with each other.
Just so you know Newlyweds, Schoenherr Roofing helps your roof so give them a call today at 248-678-8141.