The roof is one of the most noticeable parts of the home and is also one of the most expensive to replace. It is therefore very important to make sure you’re spending your money wisely or at least know what to expect before you make the purchase.
Check the shingles thoroughly

Check the shingles thoroughly
Before you do the physically inspection, you may want to ask information from the current homeowner for the age of the roof and when it was last inspected. Then the first thing to do is to go up the house and carefully inspect the roof from the outside. See if there are any shingles missing. Look at the appearance of the shingles and take note of the following: curled edges, any sign of mildew or mold, spots that look faded or darker and other damage. Generally, the roof should appear flat. If there are spots where the roof sinks or buckles, those are signs of an old roof that need repair or even replacement.

Check the Gutters
Again, before doing an ocular inspection, ask the current owner about the condition of the gutters and downspouts. Then check for any clogs in the gutters and the location of the downspouts. If the downspouts aren’t far enough away from the home, water damage may have occurred. Finally, look out for shingle grains in the gutters. A significant amount of shingle grains in the gutters is an indication of an old roof that’s losing its protective covering.
Inspect for Leaks
A leaking roof is definitely not a good sign when buying a home. If you end up buying the house without knowing it has roof leaks, you might be spending thousands to fix the damage. Roof leaks can damage furniture, floors and walls. Not only that, finding the leak source can be more difficult than you think. It is best to get a professional roofer to inspect the house you are planning to buy so you can assess all your options.

For a free roof inspection, call Masterpiece Roofing & Painting at (720) 242-6404.