When you are purchasing a home, it is very important that you pay close attention to the roof. If there is anything wrong with the roof, this can be a very costly repair for you. Because of this, you want to make sure that you find any and all issues with the roof before you purchase the home, and have the seller repair them as part of your purchase agreement. Here are three important things to look for in the roof when you are buying a home.
Mold Spots Or Stains
When look at the roof of your potential home, it is very important to check for any mold spots or stains. If you notice that there are mold spots or stains inside the home, such as on the ceiling or walls, or if there are spots or stains on the roof itself, this is cause for concern. This means that there is sitting water on the roof that has turned to mold. This can compromise the overall structure of the roof and will likely be very costly to try and repair on your own.
Overall Condition Of The Roof
Checking the overall condition of the roof is also crucial because this helps you to see how long the roof will potentially last and what repairs need done right away. Look to see if the roof has a lot of weathering, and check to see how many of the shingles are missing or damaged. Also, look for areas of the roof that may be sagging, or are otherwise structurally compromised.
Lastly, check the gutters that go all along the roof edge of the roof. Gutters that are simply messy because they are full is no big deal. However, if the gutters are broken, missing, or otherwise damaged, then it is a good idea to have them repaired and replaced before purchasing the home.