Buying A Home? Learning About Prior Residential Roof Repair May Help You Make an Appropriate Offer

IMG_1688Whether you are a first time home buyer, or a seasoned real estate expert, we think you will agree that getting the most for your money is key to the success of your real estate investment. Knowing how to make an appropriate offer can save you thousands of dollars and many frustrations over time. As you go through the process of locating, making an offer, and closing on your new home, what you don’t know CAN hurt you in the long run. To help you make a wise decision, and an appropriate offer, keep the following in mind: Roof repair is important!

  1. A roof, like other parts of a home, is prone to decay and deterioration. In fact, a typical shingle roof only has an expected successful lifespan of about fifteen years. Because a roof replacement is not necessarily an inexpensive repair, many homeowners delay the replacement of their roofs until the last possible moment. Knowing the age of a structure’s current roof can help you gauge the appropriateness of the asking price, and can help you plan ahead for the time when the roof will need to be replaced.
  2. If recent roof repair or replacement has been done to the house, the work may be covered under warranty. Some warranties are non-transferable, making the warranty of little use to you after the sale, but many warranties are transferable. A good realtor should be able to obtain this information for you.

Whether you have recently purchased a home, have a new property in mind, or need work done on your existing residence, Russell Roofing is prepared to provide full-service exterior solutions for your home. To learn more, contact us today!

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