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Before You Buy the House: Take a Look at the Roof [VIDEO]

A home is often referred to as "a roof over your head" — so the roof is obviously a major component to look at if you're thinking of buying a house. As a first-time home buyer, how can you tell if a roof was likely recently installed, or if it may need… Allstate https://i1.wp.com/blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Roof.jpg?fit=1272%2C711&ssl=1
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A home is often referred to as “a roof over your head” — so the roof is obviously a major component to look at if you’re thinking of buying a house. As a first-time home buyer, how can you tell if a roof was likely recently installed, or if it may need to be replaced soon? Here are some things to look at during the initial visit:

You can tell a lot from walking through a home for the first time. For more tips, visit Smart Tips for Savvy House-Hunting.

Download a printable checklist.

Think you’ve got house smarts? Take the quiz here.

Disclaimer: These are only a few of the items you should look at when assessing the quality of a house. Every situation is different. You should make your purchase or other home buying decisions based on an inspection by a professional, licensed inspector.