It is common knowledge to thoroughly check the interior of a home before you purchase it or move in. Unfortunately, it is less common for people to pay attention to what’s going on, on their potential new home’s roof. There are plenty of things that homeowners should keep an eye out for in order to avoid costly repairs in the future. Here are 4 of the main things new homeowners should consider:
Any sort of spot or stain on your roof is usually an indication of mold. While black mold is the most common to see on roofs, you may also find green or white mold as well. Mold will usually be found on the top of any roofing material, but it is important to check the entire roof’s surface. In addition to this, check any area in the home’s interior that was treated for water damage.
Gutters are a major factor in a roof’s overall health. Therefore, it is very important to check up on them before you buy a home. In most cases, the gutters will appear to be messy and in need of a good clean out to allow water to flow smoothly. If you see any damage (such as leaks, broken pieces, etc.), then you should take note as any of these things can lead to significant water damage.
If you see any sort of sagging on the ceiling, including signs such as discolouration or wetness, this could mean water damage has occurred in the past or is occurring at the moment. A roofing expert can help you determine whether there is any water damage on your potential new home’s roof and can help you repair them.
Ventilation is essential for a healthy home and a healthy roof. This means air and sunlight should be reaching the inside of your home so that you avoid the risk of mold. If you don’t know what kind of ventilation the roof of your potential new home has, or if you want to look into better ventilation options, a professional roofing company can help you.
Our best advice to people looking for a new home is to make sure that you inspect your roof as well as the interior of your home. It will help the longevity of your roof and ensure that any repairs or replacements are many years away. The best way to do this is to call a professional and licensed roofer to ensure that all your roof’s details are looked at properly. Turnbull Roofing can help you. We service Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa and surrounding cities! Call us today to book an inspection: 905.579.7663.