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The Importance of Roof Inspections before purchasing a Property in Maryland

Before buying a property, a home inspection including roof services is paramount and no knowledgeable home buyer would ever skip it. You want to ensure the potential property is in good shape and that any issues are addressed before moving in (plus, you may be able to negotiate a lower price). Yet, many homeowners put roof inspection and maintenance on the back burner once they move in and there are myriad excuses on hand.

Taking care of your roof is a lot like taking care of your body. Preventive care is critical however, the longer you go without physicals and check-ins the more likely that trouble may be brewing. The cost of an inspection and minor maintenance is phenomenally more affordable than waiting until disaster strikes. Here are the major reasons people skip roof inspections and what the “worst case” may really be:

1. Homeowners assure to expensive

Compare the cost of an inspection to the cost of buying a new roof or doing major repairs, and suddenly that inspection is very manageable. The actual cost will depend on your region, inspection company, and the size of your roof but it should easily fit within the homeowner’s budget. Setting aside funds for routine maintenance should be part of the process when buying a property.

2. Why inspecting your roof is important?

A good roofing company will offer various timeframes that fit your schedule. It actually does not take long for a thorough roof inspection and even homeowners can help out by keeping an eye on things throughout the year. Although it is dangerous to climb onto a roof or even a ladder to see the roof, oftentimes you can spot trouble areas with a simple pair of binoculars from the ground. Keep an eye out for pests/nests, dark spots, and missing shingles.

3. Environmental Causes: Call in a Professional Roofer

Does it really matter if you get an inspection done now or wait six months to a year? That depends on the potential for damage and needed repairs, which you simply don’t know. Much like seeing your general physician, it probably won’t matter if you miss your six-month physical—if you’re in good health. However, if there’s trouble lurking, such as melanoma from too much sun, six months can make a world of difference. The problem with waiting is that you have no way of knowing what the future holds. The roof is one of the costliest elements of your home, and it is a major investment. Protect it. Regular roof inspections can help homeowners stave off unnecessary costly repairs and replacements.

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