Becoming a new homeowner can be very exciting. Moreover, buying your first house can be like getting into a new relationship- there is a ‘honeymoon’ phase during which things are perfect, and it seems that nothing will ever change. However, after some time, reality hits you. For homeowners, this reality will mainly be in the form of unexpected roof repairs. Therefore, you should know about your new home’s roof as much as possible before buying it.


Below, we have listed the top four things new homeowners need to know about their roofs.


Your roof is not permanent- No roof lasts forever. Usually, most roofs have a lifespan of about 15 years, depending on what type of roofing system you have. If you are planning to buy a home, determine how old the roof is and if it is too old, negotiate the prices with the seller because you may have to replace the roof soon.

You should never put off roof repairs- You should always follow a proactive approach toward roof maintenance. Indeed, no one likes to spend money on roof repairs, but waiting for the ‘right time’ may lead to more costly repairs in the long run. For instance, a small leak that does not even enter the premises of your house can result in intensive damage over time.

You should never DIY your roof inspection- You should always hire an experienced roofer to determine if there are any signs of trouble with your roof. Remember, it is nearly impossible to detect any roofing issues without proper equipment and knowledge. Therefore, get your roof professionally inspected to know its true condition.

Not all roofing materials are the same- You might surely want the roofing material to match the aesthetics of your house. However, you should know which materials are best for your location and fit your other needs. Some roofing materials are more durable, while others increase energy efficiency.

ProCraft Exteriors is here to serve you

As a new homeowner, you must know the above-mentioned things about your roof. At ProCraft Exteriors, we offer top-quality roofing services with utmost professionalism and efficiency. Our clients choose us because we ensure transparency in our services, timelines, cost, and expectations. For more information, give ProCraft Exteriors a call at (239) 970-8116.