Whether you are buying a new property or you are an existing homeowner wondering if the roof needs to be replaced or requires only repair work- it is a good idea to get a roof inspection done to determine the integrity of the roof.
This is important for new homeowners because if you don’t flag issues with the seller before buying, you will be the one responsible for paying for any necessary repairs or may have to bear the cost of complete replacement. Similarly, for existing homeowners roof replacement or getting major repair work done is a huge investment, therefore a professional roof inspection before any decision is taken is a must.
The importance of taking a second opinion-
As a home buyer, you may not know what roofing issues the roof of the home that you are planning to buy has unless you get it inspected. Moreover, with DIY roof inspections the real or a major issue may get unnoticed. Therefore taking a second opinion on a roof inspection is a must.
Here are the signs that you need to hire a roofing professional to take a second look to avoid a homebuyer nightmare.
The home inspector recommends a second opinion by a roofing specialist
When buying a new home, if the home inspector recommends that you need to hire services of a roofing specialist to take a second look, don’t ignore the recommendation- the cost of taking a second opinion will likely be less than the cost incurred any major roof repair work.
The inspector fails to flag issues that you are already aware of
If the home inspector omits to mention even the minor issues with the roof of the house that you are planning to buy and are already aware of, there’s a possibility that more has been overlooked. You may never know that some of those omissions could be major issues that can cost you dearly in the future. Therefore, it is advisable to take a second opinion from a professional roofer rather than taking a chance.
To make an informed decision
There is no denying that as a homeowner you have to eventually deal with roof replacement. Roof replacement is not only an overwhelming project but a serious financial investment too. However, just because you know someone who recommended some roofer and they have told you that you need to replace a roof, it does not necessarily mean that you need to replace it.
Just compare it with when someone has advised a surgery by one doctor, you do not immediately schedule a surgery, you visit another doctor for a second opinion. Similarly, for roof replacement even if you trust the roofer who advised roof replacement, it is a good idea to take a second opinion from another contractor.
Roof replacement is a huge project and in either of the above case you walk away with a professional opinion of two different roofing contractors. That is always better than taking just a single point of view. Whether the opinions are the same of different, it is ultimately up to you to decide what you want to do with that information.
So, if you have got any reason to suspect the roofing problems are anything major, it’s worth calling an experienced roofer for a second opinion.
For any roofing issues, repairs, installation or replacement you can call us at (937) 907-0009