What New Homeowners Need To Know About Their Roof

Let’s say you’re looking for or have recently purchased a new home and it looks perfect, but you don’t know anything about roofs. Your roof is probably the most forgotten about part of your home. So, as a new homeowner, what should you know about roofs? There are many things that new homeowners need to do to maintain the roof on their home to prolong its lifespan rather than not taking care of it and having to potentially replace the whole roof. Today we’re diving in and talking about what new homeowners need to know about roofs and the importance of maintaining it!

A roof doesn’t last forever¬†

When buying a home it’s smart to get a paper trail to figure out exactly how old the current roof on the house is. This will let you know approximately how long you have before having to replace the roof and how much you need to save up. The house you buy will typically last for centuries and on the other hand, you’ll need to maintain your roof if you want it to last from 15-50 years depending on what material your roof is made of. If you keep an eye on your roof and make sure it’s healthy, you can count on your roof to protect you for as long as it possibly can.

Get your roof inspected at least once a year

Roof inspections are a main key when maintaining your roof. You should have an experienced and trustworthy company come out and inspect your roof at least once a year, twice a year would be excellent. Experts would let you know what shape your roof is in, and find any damage and if there is any, they would restore it for you. It’s better to find damage as soon as possible and have to repair it rather than waiting and having to replace the whole roof. Here at Craftsman Roofing, we do have over 75 years of experience and offer free inspections.¬†


No matter how big or small, all roofing jobs should be left for professionals to fix. As someone who doesn’t know what to look for, it’s a good decision for you to make to call a company out because they’ll know exactly what to look for. As soon as you purchase your new home, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected as soon as possible just to know what shape it’s in currently. Good luck with your new home!