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What You Should Do If Your Roof Fails A Home Inspection
What do you do if the roof of your home fails to pass a home inspection? Don’t panic; there are many viable steps you can take to remediate the situation and restore the integrity of your roof. This guide will help you through what you should do after failing a home inspection, how to ensure this doesn’t happen again, and how to ensure your home’s roof stays safe and sound in the future. Here at Georgia Roof Advisors, we are committed to helping our customers in every way we can. We understand that failing a home inspection can cause a lot of stress, but we will work with you to get the issues fixed as soon as possible so that you can get back to living your normal life. Now, let’s get started.
Why the Inspector Looked at Your Roof The inspector looked at the roof because it is one of the most important parts of a home. Your roof needs to be in good condition, watertight and able to withstand any storms so that it is livable and safe.
Types of Defects It's not uncommon for home inspections to find roofing defects, but there are a few different types of defects that can be found. The most common type is where the shingles have curled or buckled up and this can be caused by improper installation, poor quality materials, incorrect ventilation. Another type of defect is where the shingles are missing from the roof and this may be due to wear and tear over time, or storm related damage or high nailing installation issue. A third type is when rotted wood isn't covered with a leak barrier when installed in high volume areas which could lead to leaks in your attic space.
The Most Common Causes The most common cause of a failed home inspection is that the roof has not been properly maintained. Leaky roofs can lead to water damage throughout the home, which may be enough to make any potential buyers pull out of the sale. On top of repairs, your real estate agent might also ask you to take out an insurance policy on the home. Failure rates are usually around 10%.
How You Should Address It If you find out that your roof has failed the home inspection, then it's time for some tough decisions. It's important to understand the home buyer's perspective. Will they want to buy your house? If so, what are they willing to pay? This is where real estate agents can help. They will know how much of a premium you need in order for buyers not only to take the risk of buying your house but also why they would want it at all. Failure during an inspection means potential failure after-market, and these homebuyers won't be eager to take on those risks.
Best Places To Go For Help With Repairs The roof is the key structural component of your home, and should be inspected by a professional during every home inspection. If you do not get the go-ahead from the inspector, or your roof fails inspection in any way, here are some tips for finding the right contractor or company to fix your roof: ● A licensed and insured roofer - if the roofer you go with isn’t licensed or insured, any faulty workmanship or liability will fall on your shoulders ● A roofer that has great ratings - check the roofer’s website or Google listing to see what reviews they get. It’s the best way to hear how their services are from unbiased customers. ● A roofer that communicates well - if the roofer you are talking to doesn’t ensure that everything is in writing or isn’t knowledgeable, you need to trust your gut and find someone else to get the job done. Here at Georgia Roof Advisors, we serve Marietta, Georgia and its surrounding areas. We are licensed, insured, experienced, and have the most effective communication around. If you are in need of any advice or need to get your roof repaired, please give us a call at (678) 757-3477. We are always happy to help.