When you fall in love with a home and commit to purchasing, there are often very few things that will change your mind. One of the bad things about falling in love with a home that is under contract is that the home can fail inspection. If your home roof fails the inspection, you may be concerned about how this will affect your bottom line and how to solve the issue. Here are some things to think about when a roof fails the inspection.
Call a roofer for a second opinion
Often, an inspector who performs overall home inspections can give you a general idea about the issues. If you want to know specifically what is wrong, you will need to call a roofer. have a roofer perform a thorough inspection of the home's roof to determine just what is wrong. You may find out through a roofer that the roof is either better or worse than what you expected. What you need to know is specific information.
Bargain with the seller
If a seller is interested in getting their home purchased so that they can move on, this is a good place for you to be in negotiations. If the roof needs to be replaced, ask the seller to pay for at least part of the overall cost. Get an estimate through your roofing contractor about how much the roof repair will cost and ask to take this out of your overall home purchase amount or ask the sellers to pay your closing costs to make up for the new work that will need to be performed out of pocket.
Get the repair started before moving in
Moving in will already be a grueling task. Furnishing a new home and getting the things in your old home taken care of will be a tiring experience. This is a good reason to start the roof work as soon as you sign on the dotted line for your home. The quicker the work begins, the faster it can be done when you are finally settling into your new home. Getting the roof done during the moving-in process also means that you will deduct the cost of the new roof from your funds prior to moving into the new home. This means that you will be less likely to overspend on furnishing and other construction that you need for the house and then not be able to afford the roof. Staying on a budget as soon as you move in is a better way to remain on solid financial footing in your new home.
Hello, I'm Erica. Welcome to my site about roofing services. We moved into a home in the middle of a stormy country. Although the roof was nice when we moved in, the constant barrage of storms quickly changed its construction. The shingles flew off and flashing unwound until the roof looked awful and started to leak. At that point, we knew we needed to act fast. Luckily, with one call to a roofer, we scheduled the repairs needed to keep it in great shape, even through future storms. I will use this site to talk more about how our roof was repaired and storm proofed.