When purchasing a home for the first time there are many factors to consider including location, value, and structural condition. But now that you have purchased a home and become a first time home buyer it is important to take a closer look at the home itself, and the first place to start is the roof.

When it comes to roofs what could have been a minor problem, overlooked by the previous owners, could cause major problems for you. If you have lived in rental homes up until now a roof and maintenance was never something you would have to worry about. Here are a few of the most important roofing items to look into as a first time home owner.

Inspection report

Make sure you pay close attention to the inspection report and not dismiss items that could be red flags when it comes to your roof. If the inspection mentions issues with the roof don’t overlook them, make sure you take that into account when dividing up the financials of the home.

Condition of the roof

Knowing the condition of your roof is important as a homeowner. Assess your new roof for damage before it comes back to hurt you. Protect your investment by repairing roof problems as they occur, don’t wait until the problem gets too big to handle. Roofs can be made out of many different types of material of which offer different types of protection. Broken shingles, curling, billowing, and punctures affect the structural integrity of the roof and may lead to costly problems. Make sure you stay on top of problems that have to do with your roof and fix them as they appear.

Know your warranty and Insurance policy

When buying a home it is important to know if your roof is under warranty and if it is transferable. Many times large home items such as roofs and havoc systems warranties are often transferable to new owners, but it is important to make sure you are covered if something goes wrong.

If you are a first-time homeowner and have questions about your new home contact Aqua Barriers at 800-660-1859 for all your roofing needs from roof inspection to roof repair to complete roof replacement, Aqua Barries cover all your roofing needs.