Purchasing a New Home? Check The Roof Before You Buy

The home buying process is already complex enough. You have to worry about finding the right home, the funding, and everything in between. You shouldn’t have to worry about potential problems arising after the papers are signed.

When you’re looking at new homes, you always want to ensure proper inspection of the home so you can have peace of mind knowing that it is safe and free of any problems. One part of the home you definitely want to check before signing on the dotted line is the roof.

Your roof is what gives you comfort. You don’t have to worry about outside elements. After all, there’s nothing like a roof over your head. Here are some things you want to look for when buying a home.

  •         Breaks or leaks: Always look for broken shingles or tiles on the roof. There is a possibility this is from storm damage, and if so, there may be a leak causing damage inside the home as well. Have the inspector carefully look over the roof for any misplaced shingles or breaks.
  •         Mold: If there is mold, it could be a sign of serious water damage or other problems with the home. It could mean there is bad ventilation and the presence of mold could mean you need to do extensive work to get it taken care of.
  •         Age: Roofs have a good lifespan, but the older it is—regardless of material—the more likely it is to wear down in extreme weather. You don’t want to worry when the storm season hits because your roof is older and may not stand up to the test.


Looking for professional Nassau County roofers you can trust? Look no further than our team at Preferred Exterior Corp. We have more than 40 years of experience and are expertly trained.

We offer an exclusive GAF Golden Pledge Warranty which includes 25 years on workmanship and 50 years on materials. You can count on us to get the job done right with fully certified, licensed, bonded, and insured roofers, all dedicated to outstanding customer service.

Call us today for a free estimate at 516.354.7252.

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