A roof is one of the most important parts of a home, it helps keep it safe from exterior elements. What to look for in a roof when buying a home is often lost on more glamorous features of the property: kitchen, garage, or backyard. We can help reassure homebuyers and show them what to look for when buying a new home. There are many different signs that could later lead to trouble well after the ink has dried.
Looking for leaks should be one of the first things a homebuyer should do. Any leak can ultimately have devastating effects on your home. When searching for your dream home be sure to take your time and look for water stains on the ceilings. They can appear as large or small and often have brown discolored rings. Leaks can be a sign of a failing roof and possible mold damage.
Check Gutters, Drainage, & Proper Roof Ventilation
All these systems work together as one to keep the roof dry and take water away from the home. When water lingers, it absorbs and generates mold growth. It’s important to have a professional, like us, perform a ventilation test to ensure there isn’t air stagnation in the attic.
Attic Mold Insultation
It doesn’t matter how old a home is, mold can still be found in places you don’t want it to. When in the attic if you see mold on the bottom of the plywood or on the attic insulation, this is a red flag that there is a leak or the roof was never properly ventilated.
We are happy to help any- homebuyer by providing a roof inspection to ensure the roof is in good condition. Call us today, 856-347-4700!