A home inspection is a vital part of the process of buying a property. It can help you make an educated purchasing decision. Ideally, you will have the roof inspected as part of your due diligence. Having this component inspected can prevent you from being on the hook for unexpected repairs or from being responsible for secondary damage a defective roof might cause.
Take Emotion Out of the Picture
Perhaps the best reason to hire someone to inspect the roof is that it’s easy to overlook minor issues because you’re excited about buying your dream home. It’s also easy to be in denial over fairly obvious issues such as missing shingles or cracked gutters. Professionals like ours from Brody Allen Exteriors in Lake Saint Louis, MO will take a cool and objective look at the roof’s condition. In addition to helping you see the home as it truly is, the information provided by our inspector may come in handy during purchase negotiations.
What Does an Inspection Entail?
A roof inspection is more than just a visual check of the shingles or gutters. In addition, an inspector will likely look for any gaps in the chimney, gutters, or attic that could allow air, moisture, or pests into your home. An inspector may also look inside the home for signs of roof leaks such as mold or streaks on interior ceilings or walls.
The Seller May Pay for Repairs
If the roof is old or in poor condition for any reason, the seller may agree to cover the cost of repairing or replacing it. If the seller refuses to do so, you will likely be able to walk away from the house with minimal financial commitment.
If you are in need of a roof inspection in or near in Lake Saint Louis, trust us at Brody Allen Exteriors to conduct it. Your home will be in good hands. In addition to inspections, we can also install siding, repair gutters, take care of damage caused by severe weather, or install a whole new roof. Call us today