If you're looking to buy a home, chances are you have a long list of
questions about the property. Frequently, however, potential homeowners
are not sure what to make of house's roof deck. Too many of these
real estate clients assume that a roof deck is simply a part of a house's
exterior and not worthy of closer examination.
This couldn't be further from the truth. Potential buyers have an invested
interest in ensuring that a roof deck is sound before they commit to any
purchase. Below, let's look at some of the critical questions potential
buyers should always ask about a house's roof deck.
When Was The Deck Installed?
Some roof decks are an original part of a house's design. Others are
installed years afterward. Either way, it's critical to know the age
of your roof deck and whether or not it was installed and sealed by trusted
When Was The Deck Sealed?
Even the best sealant treatments don't last forever. If the roof deck
is on the older side, it could be time for a re-sealing or—even
worse—complete replacement due to hidden moisture intrusion.
When Was The Deck Last Inspected?
It's crucial that roof decks be regularly inspected by qualified professionals.
It's important to note that roof decks require their own inspection
before a sale can be completed and professionals who are inspecting the
rest of the house for a real estate agent should make note of this.
Can We Schedule An Expert In Trade Inspection?
If a home's deck hasn't been properly inspected by an expert in
trade, you should absolutely require one from your real estate agent.
Not only can an experienced San Luis Obispo deck contractor answer the
questions above, but can also execute the proper repairs and construction
needed to help complete a real estate transaction.
If you're a real estate agent that is trying to sell a property with
a roof deck,
DeckTech, Inc. is ready to assist you. Our professional team has more than 25 years of
experience and has helped numerous local agents by inspecting, sealing,
and inspecting roof decks before the sale of a property.
Want to learn more about how DeckTech, Inc. can help you close your real
Contact us at (805) 250-4498 today.