When you are buying a house, don’t rely completely on the home inspector to check the roof thoroughly.  The inspector can can point out trouble areas that are visible from the ground, but won’t be able to tell you how long your roof will last.  Leave that task to a roofing inspection specialist.

In the meantime, home buyers can do their own visual inspection of the roof.  Here’s how:

  1. Use binoculars to check for broken shingles, missing shingles, worn roofing material, curling, or brittle areas.
  2. Make sure you don’t climb on the roof!  You could get hurt or break shingles.
  3. Check to make sure the flashings are in good shape.

You can’t afford to ignore inspecting the roof of a home you want to buy. Contact the experts at

J Adams Roofing to give you a more accurate assessment of the quality of the roof. Call us today to schedule your FREE roofing consultation!


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