Don’t Ignore Leaks: Hidden Damage could Empty your Savings

If you are a buyer looking for a new home, or a seller getting your property in good condition for the market, then it’s important to be aware of the damage that can be caused by a leaking roof.

You dont have to live with a leaking roof

Generally, a leaky roof is easily spotted and is noticeable by the water stains and tracks can easily be seen running across the underside of your ceiling. In most cases, you can trace where the leak has entered, through to the side of the ceiling from the attic, by following the discolored track.

Spotting a leak is easy, but finding the source of the leak can be a little more difficult. It’s important to understand that even a minor leak can amount to major damage. If you have a leak in your home or property then fix it straight away. That tiny drip that doesn’t really bother you can lead to serious mold issues. Mold rots framing, destroys insulation, and finally results in you paying an expensive repair bill that empties your savings.

You are less likely to have a leak in a newly constructed home, it is usually the case, the older the home the more likely it is to have a leak or two. Of course, that’s sometimes due to neglect by its current owner through the years.

One of the best ways to ensure that the property you are looking to buy is worth the asking price is to have it evaluated by a home inspector first. On the other hand, if the property you are looking to sell and you want it to sell quickly, get a home inspection, to assure the buyer there are no major problems.

Having a professional home inspector look over the property, the last thing you want to do is replace a whole section of the roof because you didn’t repair a leak right away.

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