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Moving? What to Look for in a New Home from Your Denver Roofer


September 12, 2018

When purchasing a new home, many elements are on your mind. From bedrooms and bathrooms, to square footage and amenities, you have several priorities to find the best fit. One element that may not be the first thing you think of is the condition of the roof. As you look at homes during open houses and showings, ask important questions to learn about the condition. If there are some fixes needed, do not let it be a deal breaker. You can work with your local Denver roofer to help make the necessary fixes that ensure the roof is in great shape.

Material and Age of the Roof


When you’re buying a home, you’re probably asking a lot of questions, such as “how long can you expect your roof or fridge to last?” In terms of roofing, a great place to start when looking at a roof is asking its age and construction. Common types of constructions that local roofers are knowledgeable with include:
 
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • Stone

Most homeowners have asphalt shingles, which can last up to two decades. Wood is also common and has a lifespan of around 30 years. Metal and concrete have the most longevity, lasting 50 to 100 years. In most cases, shingles are a common choice. Issues typically arise in roofs that are 10 years or older. They may not me major but could use some maintenance. In roofing that is more than 10 years old, you are looking at issues that need to be addressed by a local roofing company.

Spot Check for Issues


During a home showing, take some time to investigate the roof’s condition. Things you should look for include:
 
  • Missing, broken or cracked shingles
  • Sagging gutters
  • Issues around the roof’s flashing
  • Sitting water

There are all issues that a local roofer can address. In addition, talk to the realtor about the age of the roof. This will help you determine if you need to invest in small fixes or an entire replacement. Keep in mind, you may be able to negotiate with the seller to have these fixes made.

Condition of Gutters


Gutters are often forgotten about as a piece of the roof. The gutters work in tandem with the roof to keep water away from the house. When gutters are unable to do their job, it leads to water around the foundation. Water around the foundation can lead to costly fixes. You can work with a roofer on gutters if any fixes or replacements are needed on the home. If you’re wondering, “Denver gutter systems: which is right for your house?” You can talk to your roofing company on solutions.

For all of your roofing needs during this next chapter of your life, Big Creek Roofing and Restorations has a variety of solutions. From roof replacement and repair to gutters, our team of experts will help you every step of the way. Contact us today at 720-390-9722 to ask any questions you have and to get a specialist out to evaluate the condition of the roof on your next home.