Looking for a new home can be an exciting time, but the process has many moving parts and deals can fall through for a variety of reasons. Having our Lake Mary roofers do your roof inspection can be an easy checkmark on your list of home-buying to-dos.
You’ve been browsing the real estate apps for months, driving all over town for showings, you’ve finally found The One, and you’re under contract. Congratulations! Now the real work begins, right? You need to be sure that the home you’re buying is a good investment. In fact, your lender typically requires that you have a professional home inspector take an extensive look at your potential new home. Consider also having expert Lake Mary roofers do a roof inspection.
Why Do You Need A Roof Inspection?
When buying a home, your mortgage lender may require that you have a home inspector look at everything in the home. They’ll test the AC units, look for leaks and signs of water damage, check for foundation issues; they’ll even run the dishwasher. And they’ll hop up on the roof and look around.
They should be able to spot obvious signs of roof damage but they are not roofing experts. It’s possible for your roof to pass inspection by a general home inspector and still have real problems. Our Lake Mary roofers at Advantage Roofing will perform a thorough inspection of your roof including the shingles, beams, joists, underlayment, and flashing.
A Report From Lake Mary Roofers Validates Your Claim
Having an official report from a professional roofing company, like Advantage Roofing, will make it easier to get an issue resolved. Let’s say your inspector didn’t notice that there was substantial wear on the roof’s shingles, even though the roof is only a few years old. Our Lake Mary roofers can contact the shingle manufacturer and check on the warranty of the shingles. If a roof repair or replacement is needed, the roofing company that did the roof inspection can then handle that job.
If the roof needs to be replaced before closing, having this inspection report from Advantage Roofing is helpful when submitting an insurance claim. Knowing the condition of the roof of the home you’re buying gives you one less thing to worry about as you go through the closing process.
Angela J. had our team of Lake Mary roofers replace a roof on her new home and she was pleased with the results. Here’s what she has to say,
“We had a roof replaced on a home we just purchased. Advantage Roofing did a great job! They were very responsive, professional, and timely. The roof looks great, and they were also able to fix a vent issue in our attic. We would definitely recommend!”
Consider A Roof Inspection Prior To Your Offer
Some home buyers request that Lake Mary roofers inspect the roof of the home before putting in an offer. Knowing the state of the roof before negotiating the sale price can be helpful. If you know it needs some repairs, you can offer less than the asking price. If the roof needs to be replaced, you can build the replacement cost into your offer amount. And, if you know the roof is in good condition, you can feel confident in your offer.
Advantage Roofing Can Handle Your Roof Inspection
Buying a home comes with a long list of to-dos. Letting our Lake Mary roofers handle your roof inspection is a simple way to feel good about your decision. Contact us today if you need a roof inspection or have any other roofing needs. We look forward to working with you.