Buying a New Home? Check the RoofBuying a new home is likely the largest single investment you will ever make. As such, to make a successful purchase, make sure you buy a house that is sound inside and out. If a home’s roof has any existing issues, repairs will likely be expensive, so you should know what you are getting into. Before you purchase your dream home, check its roof for the following problems.
AgeWith proper care and maintenance, a basic roof should last for 30 years or longer. The type of roofing material used in a roof depends on how long the structure should last:
- Metal: Up to 60 years
- Asphalt: 20 years or longer
- Wood shingles: 20 years
- Slate and tile: 100 years