The Importance of Roof Inspections When Purchasing A Home

Due to the drastic drop in interest rates, many in Southwest Florida are seizing the opportunity to purchase a new home. As many homebuyers come to learn, one of the biggest “make it or break it” points within a home buying process is the inspection.

It is always highly recommended to have a 4-point inspection completed when purchasing any home. However, if that home is 30 years or older, Florida law requires it. A 4-point inspection looks at the home’s electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, and roof and determines if they are well maintained or have any potential issues.

Why Have a Home Inspection

A home inspection alerts the buyer of any issues before they purchase the house, that way they are never misled or unaware of any major issues. Additionally, based on what the inspector finds, some issues can be a way for a buyer to leverage costs with a seller.

Insurance also typically requires inspections in order to provide coverage. Insurance companies want to make sure that they will not be responsible for covering any issues that may have occurred before you purchased the home. An inspection creates a baseline and allows them to evaluate the risk of insuring your home. If there are too many issues, they may not be able to provide you coverage or will charge you at a higher rate.

Only Certified Roofing Contractors Can Provide Roof Inspections

While many general home inspectors can evaluate a home’s electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, they typically are not licensed to perform roof inspections. Instead, they contract a seasoned roofing contractor, such as Frank’s Roofing, to conduct the inspection.

A professional roofing contractor will be able to provide a thorough inspection and identify issues that have possibly gone unnoticed over the years. When it comes to the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, it is especially important to hire a roofing contractor that has extensive experience with roofs in that specific area. Storms, winds, and other features of our aggressive, gulf-coast weather can cause significant damage to roofs that can sometimes go unnoticed by an inexperienced contractor. Frank’s Roofing has been a staple of the Fort Myers community for over 50 years and knows that even the slightest crack can turn disastrous during a heavy storm. Or worse, a hurricane.

How Do I Find A Roof Inspector?

Frank’s Roofing is a third-generation, family-owned, and operated company that has developed a strong reputation in the Fort Myers area for their commitment to quality and workmanship. Our goal is to make your home buying process as stress-free as possible. We are area experts in Roof Inspections and can help identify potential issues that many may overlook. We have happily been serving the Fort Myers area since 1969. We also serve Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Sarasota, and Hendry counties as well.

Contact us today to learn more about our roof inspection services by calling us at (239) 693-ROOF.

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