Shopping for a new home should be exciting, but it’s also an important time to be vigilant. With your future on the line, you don’t want to miss any detail that could indicate costly problems down the line. When it comes to residential roofing in St. Louis, our team has the expert eye to pick out issues with an existing surface. Here’s what we recommend looking for as you peruse places you might want to purchase:
Missing or Broken Shingles — Over time, shingles suffer damage. That’s a fact for any home, and you’d expect some wear and tear on anything but a brand-new roof. Even so, visible gaps or breakages often signal more extensive problems that might require costly repairs. Be sure to ask about any shingle-related suspicions.
Water Stains — Dark patches and stains in a ceiling are sure signs of a leak somewhere on the roof. Even if the surface itself has been fixed since the stain was made, there could be lingering problems with mold or structural damage, so follow up with the agent or owner.
Roof Age — One of the easiest ways to get an idea of a roof’s condition is to ask about the age. Different materials might last longer, but the average residential roof can last up to fifty years when well-cared-for.