Should you have inspected the roof before buying a new home?

The last thing that you ever want to do is purchase a home in Ottawa with a roof that has to be replaced almost immediately after you take ownership of the keys.

Your roof is the most important part of your home as far as structural integrity and weather protection is concerned. If your roof isn’t 100% secure, you’re really going to notice it immediately. You’re also going to have to pay through the nose to have it fixed if something goes wrong.

This is why it is so critically important that you pay a roof inspector to give everything a look before you pull the trigger on a purchase or sign on the dotted line. It’s also the reason it is critically important that you only choose to work with professionals that know what to look for when hiring someone for your inspection.

Only work with qualified professionals to perform your roof inspection

Just as you wouldn’t go to a fly-by-night medical professional perform a diagnosis on your body, you shouldn’t work with anything less than the most qualified roofing professionals to perform your roof inspection.

You’re going to want to make sure that the people you send up the ladder to look at your roof know exactly what they’re doing. They have to know exactly what to look for and know how to document the details of their inspection so that you’ll be able to use the information going forward.

Do not work with fly-by-night outfits that have anything less than a sterling silver reputation. Roofmaster is an award-winning company with all of our awards, honours, memberships, certifications, and licenses listed in plain view on our site. You know what you’re getting when you hire Roofmaster: dependable quality.

Take everything they discover very seriously

Even the most professional roofing inspectors are going to try and soften the blow when they discover bad news up on your roof, if only because that’s human nature. The last thing that they want to tell you is that your dream home has a roof that is a couple of fallen leaves away from falling in on itself. We won’t sugar coat it. If there is a serious problem, you deserve to know right away.

It’s on you to make sure that you really take the information that they’ve provided you to heart, and that you have all of the roof issues taken care of before you sign on the dotted line. If you bump into sellers that aren’t willing or able to replace or repair the roof, you need to be comfortable walking away from a deal that otherwise would have been picture-perfect.