Before handing over your home to the sales agents to advertise and put it up for sale, there is one thing homeowners tend to forget; and that is the roof. Because it is high up, one can be forgiven for overlooking it. However, a roof is as vital to a home as the windows, doors and electricity and it should be treated as such. Any fault with the roof may set back family hundreds of dollars or lower the price listing of the home. So before putting your home on the market, you can get a building and pest inspection whether you are in Brisbane’s northside suburbs and anywhere else in Queensland. If you are not sure what they will be checking on your roof, then read further.
A sagging roof may not be visible from the outside but because of rot and damage from water, the roof will sag from the inside. Water leaks from the rain and moisture in the air may also be contributing to the sagging as well as water staining, mould and pooling water. The water can also damage the wooden structures in the roof which will aid in its collapse. Although sagging from the inside is a sign of water damage, on the outside, signs of algae growth such as dark streaks and spots are also indicators of moisture.
When the roof tiles are not aligned, and cracks and spaces are open in between them, various pests can sneak their way in and make a home for themselves in the roof. This is alarming for a family because pests often carry diseases and exacerbate allergies.
Another sign that your roof might need a little bit of love is that the shingles are missing because of fierce winds, losing their firm shape and becoming curled at the edges and corners, losing their grip on the surface and have become cracked. This is a sign that it is time for a change.
An inspector from ABIS Building and Pest Inspections will be able to get to your roof and conduct a thorough inspection of your roof. Whether it is water damage, fungal decay or pest problems, they will find them for you. So, don’t delay and contact them today.