Whether you are buying a new home or selling an old one, a point of sale roof inspection could potentially save you thousands of dollars. Property appraisers have an important job to do. They determine the market value of your current home and the home your buying. They look at everything, from the plumbing to the electricity, and even the roof. However, they are not roofing experts. And people who aren’t experts miss things.
Buying a Home?
If you’re looking to buy a home, we encourage you to hire a professional to do your roof inspection. The roof seals the house and protects everyone and everything inside. You need to make sure it’s fully functional before you buy a home. In addition, untrustworthy sellers often hire contractors to do a cosmetic touch-up on the roof. This makes it look better, but it might actually be in worse shape. An expert roofer will catch this, but an ordinary appraiser might not.
If the roof is in poor condition, it will need to be replaced. You will pay tens of thousands of dollars to get a completely new roof. An expert roof inspection will give you a reasonable lifespan of the roof and tell you exactly what’s wrong with it. If repairs or replacement is required, then your offer should reflect that. Save yourself the thousands in the long run and be certain about your future roof’s condition now.
Selling a Home?
If you’re trying to sell your home, we still recommend hiring a professional to do your roof inspection. If the person buying your home read this blog, they could show up at your house with their own roofing expert. If your roof is terrible, you will need to fix it yourself or drop the asking price drastically. That’s why it’s so important to hire a roofer to inspect everything. They can tell you if there’s a problem with your shingles, gutters, skylight, or anything else. On the other hand, if your roof is in great condition, then your inspector will confirm that. This is justification for your asking price; you may even want to bump it up even higher.
Furthermore, the buyer can sue you for not disclosing any problems with the house, especially the roof. Hiding problems from buyers leads to two scenarios. You settle and lose a ton of money, or you fight it in court and then lose a ton of money. Either way, it will be determined that you are in the wrong. Make sure you’re in the right and hire an expert to protect yourself from problems down the road.
Hiring the Right Roof Inspectors
Looking for someone to inspect your roof? We’re right here. Community Roofing and Restoration is Milwaukee’s top roofing company. Our team knows exactly how to tell the condition of your roof. How? Experience. Who would you rather get roofing advice from: the guy who just looks at the roofs, or the guy who’s up there building them every single day? We suggest you go with the latter. Feel free to contact us today with any question about point of sale roof inspections or any other roofing questions you have.