Roof Warning Signs to Look for Before Buying or Renting a Home
When unexpected roof issues arise after you’ve made an offer or signed a lease for a new home, the costs can be enormous. Avoid taking responsibility for avoidable roof repairs by conducting a through visual inspection of the home’s roof before committing to buy or rent. Here are the easy-to-spot signs of a damaged roof in need of repair or replacement.
External Signs of Roof Issues
One of the easiest and most effective ways to check if your potential new home might need a new roof is to simply take a look at it from outside. Many of the biggest warning signs of a defective roof are clearly visible from the ground:
- Missing, loose or curled shingles
- Spots of rust
- Worn and aged caulk
- Damaged rubber where vent pipes meet the roof
- Moss patches
Any of these issues might indicate the need for costly repairs or an entirely new roof. A professional roof inspection can help you know for certain. Internal Signs of Roof Damage
Even if no damage to the roof is visible from the outside, signs of a leaky roof can show up inside the home. Even small roof leaks can lead to major costs for a home’s new residents, including water damage to belongings and difficult to remove mold growth. Luckily, a quick visual inspection of the prospective house’s interior can reveal these clear signs of roof leaks:
- Water spots on the ceiling
- Flaking or peeling paint
- Wet areas around fireplaces
- Gaps between the chimney and roof
If you’re concerned that a house you’re considering buying or renting might be in need of costly roof repairs or replacement, Premiere Roofing can help. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule an inspection and estimate.