If you have found the house of your dreams and the price is also acceptable, you must know that no matter how much you want that home, ignoring the condition of the roof and its needs can have very severe consequences. Whether or not you should leave the old roof on after (or if) you buy the property depends on several factors – here are some:
- Understanding the importance of the roof – the roof is the topmost line of defense of your home, the structure that will ensure your home’s energy efficiency and also one of the most expensive building components. When you buy a house, you need to know about all the faults that affect the roof and you should also have accurate information about how much longer you can keep the roof.
- When making your offer, you need to weigh and factor in all these aspects and the best way to ensure that you have all the facts to make an informed final decision is by hiring a trusted Fort Collins roofing company inspector to check and assess the roof for you;
- The final decision – if the roof on your dream home is not in the best condition, you should make that an argument when negotiating the price. Consider the budget you have for the roof repair or the roof replacement and make your bid based on that calculation.