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What to look for in a roof when buying a new home

When you are moving to a new house, it’s obvious that you will look into every minor detail of the interior so as to gauge the credibility of a prospective property. Right from the age of the various appliances to the shape of the walls and floors, most buyers aim to inspect everything at least once.

And amongst all these, the most overlooked area remains the roof. This is quite unfortunate as roofs are one of the most important parts of a home and it needs to be inspected before you decide to buy the home. Here goes a checklist that you should look for in the roof of your new home:

Stains and spots of mold:

In most cases, you are likely to find mold spots above the roofing material, though sometimes, they are also found towards the bottom if moisture has intruded inside the home.


Gutters are generally found to be messy and must be cleaned to see whether water is passing through them effortlessly. If you see any sign of damage, it could mean issues with the drainage system of the roof along with the interior of the home.


Ventilation of the roof should allow both sunlight and air to come inside so that there is no risk of mold formation. There are different types of ventilation of the roof and therefore, it is best to have a professional inspect it.


If there is a sign of sagging on the ceilings, it could testify to water damage along with mold growth. This means you should be prepared for water damage repairs if you opt to buy the house.

When you are buying a new home, elegant interiors should not be the only focus of your attention. The roof should be your priority as well along with other interior and exterior parts of the house. Trust us, it’s pretty hard to find flaws in the roof, God forbid if your roof has some serious issues then the overall cost of home ownership would shoot up like a rocket.

You don’t want that to happen, that’s why if you are planning to buy a new home then tag us along. Let our experts have a look before you sign the check. We can help you save a lot of money here. Feel free to get in touch, we are always there to help.