This is why you should call a roofing company before your home closing.
If you are getting ready to buy a new house, it’s essential to have a qualified Columbus roofer come inspect your potential home before committing to anything, and Muth & Company Roofing is the one to call. Some people believe that this is not necessary if a home inspection will be done. There are several reasons why this does not always work out as planned.
Home inspectors don’t always inspect the roof closely
It is really up to the inspector how “up close and personal” he or she wants to get with roofing in Columbus, OH. If they don’t feel that the roof is safe, they are not required to walk the roof. In this case, they will do what’s called a “ladder inspection.”
This basically means they will climb as high as they can on the ladder and conduct their examination from there. They might inspect the shingles at the very edge of the roof, and inspect the rest of the roof visually. The problem is some potentially serious issues could be overlooked.
Home buyers can lose negotiating power
If a home inspector misses signs that a roof needs repair or replacement, a buyer loses the chance to negotiate with the seller. In some cases, the seller may be willing to pay half of the cost of materials; in others, they might be open to lowering the asking price if they are motivated to sell quickly.
A thorough roof inspection by Muth & Company Roofing will prevent this opportunity from slipping away. Keep in mind we charge an inspection fee and must have the owner’s permission prior to inspection.
You may end up with a house you no longer want
You should call a roofing company before your home closing. Knowledge is power. When a roof inspection is performed by a roofing professional, you have the power to walk away if there are any roofing problems.
At Muth & Company, we are proud to provide you with peace of mind as we help you through this part of the home buying process. Don’t forget to give us a call at (614) 682-3060 before you close on your next house!