Inspecting Your Roof – A Closer Look

Inspecting Your Roof – A Closer Look


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Roofing is important no matter what climate your home resides.  If you are looking to sell your house fast Denver buyers will be paying close attention to your property’s roof quality.  If your home looks as if it will need major repairs, such as roofing, your property’s value, and appeal will be greatly diminished. A roof inspection is an important part of a home inspection

A stable roof that does not show well because of black algae staining can be a sales hindrance too. As a savvy investor or owner, you have to be aware and proactive about protecting your asset/s.

To Sell Your House Fast Denver Homes Need Quality Roofing

Quality roofing does not mean you have to break the bank.  However, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your property will present well for sale.  An easy way to avoid sudden issues is to engage in preventative maintenance like a roof inspection.  Once a year you should calendar in inspecting and repairing any issues you find.

It is not necessary to climb up the roof to do an inspection.  In fact, it is better for your roof if you, or anyone else, spend as little time atop it as possible.  You can do a relatively thorough inspection from the ground. All you need is a pair of binoculars and attention to detail. These are warning signs you will want to search for:

  • Rust on flashing
  • Cracked caulking on flashing
  • Buckling shingles
  • Curling/blistering shingles
  • Peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs
  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Cracking or worn rubber boots near vent pipes
  • Worn rubber boots
  • Moss or lichen growth
  • Dark or damp spots/water stains on indoor ceilings

If the property has a chimney, also check to see if there is any damage to the cap or evidence of water seepage inside the home.  While it is not part of the roof, it should be part of your inspection.  Moss and lichen growth is a major warning sign because it can be indicative of roof decay.  If you are finding colored grit from your tiles in the gutters that is a red flag your roof may be reaching replacement time. While black algae is a cosmetic concern, it should be addressed to prevent buyer concerns.

Roofing Repair Has Thrifty and Effective Options

Here are a few things you can do to immediately address any roofing issues:

  • Repair loose, damaged, or missing shingles yourself for approximately 24 dollars per shingle bundle, six dollars for roofing caulk, and a half days work.
  • Reseal flashing around chimneys, skylights, and attic vents with calk.  Replace those that are beginning to rust or deteriorate.
  • Use moss killer for about twenty dollars per three thousand sqft.

If you are looking to avoid doing the inspection or repairs yourself in order to sell your house fast Denver area handymen and subcontractors are a good option. Contractors can make repairs for you, although the cost will be significantly more.  Always get at least two bids.  As a last resort, if you choose to replace your roof, you may recoup most if not all of your investment upon sale.

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