1. Check the Roof
Before you set foot inside, take a look at what’s happening on top. Does the roof look relatively new or is it caving in? If the roof looks worn and damaged, chances are it could end up costing you. A newer roof, though, could mean a lower homeowners insurance rate. Additionally, a roof made of an especially sturdy material is better equipped to defend against wind and hail, and can save you from a potential claim.