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Do you buy a house that needs a new roof, yes or no?

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Purchasing a home can be a tortuous experience you are looking for something that will fit your needs now and in the future. Sure, some cosmetic values can be changed upon purchase and that comes in the form of paint and wallpaper to put your stamp on your home’s style. Also, you may need to improve the energy efficiency of the home and that falls to upgrades for the furnace and water heater to reduce energy bills. The upgrades you will make are similar to buying a used car, you know that you will need to put some money into to get to where you want it, and you just hope the costs don’t surpass the purchase price. When we are out house shopping, you will see all sort of homes in some state of disrepair and when we find our dream home with a roof that is less than adequate, we are left with the age old question, should I buy this home? The answer lies in a quality roof inspection done by a reputable contractor, like us at AM Roofing Solutions. We can take the guesswork out of the purchase with a solid inspection that will bring to light repair that will need to be done before you buy the home you want. Another thing that a roof inspection can provide for a purchaser is the cost of the repair and how it can impact the price. If you know that the roof needs $5000 worth of work, you can submit your offer based on the costs of repairs and that is something the vendor just can’t quibble about.

Roof inspection benefits/roof replacement benefits

•    We have all know that a home inspection before a purchase is standard fare, it will outline the weakness in the property and provide the purchaser with some guidelines for costs associated with repairs. One thing though, a home inspector isn’t a certified roofing contractor and his or hers' expertise might be sorely lacking when it comes to assessing a roof’s condition. That is the primary reason a roofing contractor is needed as an adjunct to the home inspection. A home inspector might not spot leaks, broken seals and cracked shingles and it takes the keen eye of a roofing contractor to see the deficiencies. Another aspect of a roof inspection that is often forgotten by a home inspector is the condition of the chimney – repairs and or a replacement chimney can be expensive, and you could be blindsided if the chimney fails early in your homeownership.

•    Something you don’t get when you buy a home is a warranty for old systems like your roof. When you buy a home that needs a roof and you can incorporate the costs in your purchase price, you can enjoy a warranty that comes with the materials and labour for the work. Many people only buy a home once, maybe twice – if you downsize later – but the thing to keep in mind here is buying a new roof will ensure that home is leak-free for the time you intend to spend in the home you buy.

•    When you upgrade your roofing system after the purchase of your new home, you can expect a state-of-the-art product to support the demands of your household. That will be an unexpected benefit for a homeowner who will enjoy a reduction in heating and cooling bills. An energy-efficient roof will help your furnace and Air Condition work more easily and that will reduce the wear and tear on the equipment and slow the use of energy to keep your home climate controlled.

At AM roofing Solutions we are always available for a consultation to help you decide if the home you are reviewing is right for you. Through the process, we can help identify problem areas and make recommendations that will remediate the roofing system that will provide maximum efficiency.

If the decision is made that a roof replacement is required, rest assured we would be the right contractor for your needs. Owens Corning has certified out company as a Platinum Preferred Contractor for their products, a certification that is extremely rare in Ontario. Owens Corning is the supplier we will use for the products we install at your home. Owens Corning is an industry leader in the production of roofing products and they have a 70-year plus legacy in the roofing materials supply business.

The products available from Owens Corning run the gamut of roofing products. They have composite, fibreglass, cedar shingles and shakes that come in many different styles and colours that return your home to the solid structure that will protect your family for many years to come. Don’t let the cost of replacement roof deter you from having one installed because it isn’t about the cost of the replacement but what it will do to correct the problems topside.

Our installers have many years of experience and they have been supplying quality-workmanship for many years. Our company has been satisfying roofing problems and providing the new covering for homeowners for over 60-years and our reputation is well known across southwestern Ontario.

We are a professional contractor that checks all the boxes for validation and verification of skills and abilities. We are licensed and insured to operate in Ontario, and our teams have the skills and expertise your new will need when it comes time to install the quality products that Owens Corning produces.

We offer a 10-year warranty for our labour on the job that you will eventually need if you purchase a home that needs a roof replacement. Our partner, Owens Corning will provide a warranty for the product you purchase and it could be up to 25-years depending on the shingles you choose for your home.

If you have found the home of your dreams and it needs a roof or roofing work, contact us at AM Roofing Solutions to assist you in making a decision for your purchase. For a free meeting, a free estimate and a free roof inspection, call us at AM Roofing Solutions today at 1.877.281.6900.

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