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4 Things New Homeowners Should Know About Their Roof

By · November 25 2021
4 Things New Homeowners Should Know About Their Roof

Buying a new house is one of the biggest investments you could make. It’s only right that you take early steps in ensuring you can protect this investment. If you’re a first-time homeowner, you probably know a little about the important things about home maintenance, especially with the roof, since most of the time this aspect is handled by landlords.

In an area like Auckland, where there is plenty of rain throughout the year, it is important that you know things about the roof above your head. So, before you get all excited packing your things up and calling movers Auckland, read below first because we’ll tell you five things that you should know about your roof.  

1. Get your dream house’s roof inspected.

Wouldn’t it be a horror to discover that the roof of your newly purchased house has some damaged after you have moved in? The good news is you can prevent this from happening. Before you buy your dream house, have it inspected by a licensed roof inspector. They can point out to you the problems in the roofing and will help you make an informed decision if whether to proceed with the purchase or negotiate the price of the house.

If you have already made the purchase, a roof inspection is still essential. This is for you to know and address early issues to prevent them from getting bigger. 

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2. Never set aside roof repairs

Never dismiss a small leak or other to your roof. Ignoring it will just give you a major headache in the long run. Paying for a roof repair is not fun, but the soon you address it, the lesser money you will have to spend. So, get on top of the problem before it creates serious damage to your new home. 

3. Know that there are different roofing materials

As a new homeowner, you should know that not all roofing materials are the same. There are different types of roofing materials that are ideal for different types of locations. Some are impact-resistant, which is ideal for areas that occasionally experience violent storms. Some materials are made to be energy-efficient which is ideal for areas with extreme temperatures. So, you must keep this in mind and consider this when choosing a roofing material, aside from just the roof’s aesthetic.

4. Learn about roof regular maintenance

Anything we own, if we have been taking care of it, will surely last longer. This applies to your roof as well. Your roof is not immortal, there will come a time that it will show and act its age, but you can prolong its lifespan by regular maintenance. Clean the gutters and make sure there is no debris in your downspouts at least twice a year. Other simple things you can do is remove algae and moss, check for any missing shingles and check for dark spots because this can indicate a leak. And as previously advised, having a professional roof inspector check your roof at least once a year will make a difference in ensuring your roof will last longer.

Dealing with roof replacement can be such a financial struggle, especially for new homeowners. That is why you must know a thing or two about your roof so you can help extend its lifespan. Now that you know more about being a homeowner, it’s not time to be ready to move to your new home. Organize, pack and look for reputable moving companies in Auckland and all over NZ, with the help of Wise Move

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