Choosing a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. It should be treated as such, and that’s why it’s so crucial to know what you are looking for when you buy a house. What about the roof? What kind of material should it be made out of? What are some warning signs that there might be problems with the roof? These questions can all be answered if you spend time researching before buying a home. We have put together this blog post to help answer some of these questions!

Get to Know How Old the Rooftop Is


When you a buying a new house, it’s essential to know the age of the roof. If you are getting a new house, this isn’t going to be as much of an issue. However, if you are buying from someone selling their old home and has lived there for some time (and hasn’t had any repairs done), how do you determine when the roof was installed on their house?

We can look at two things to find out about how old your rooftop is: Homeowners Insurance Policy & Property Taxes.

Some homeowners insurance policies have a section that lists what kind of materials were used for certain parts of the home – including roofs! This information might not always be readily available, but it should be something you can inquire about.

Property taxes are another way to determine the age of a rooftop because they will list when the house was built.

Good Ventilation System


A good ventilation system is critical when it comes to a rooftop. You want your roof to have good ventilation because that will allow for moisture and mold growth to be reduced – which means the risk of leaks goes down too!

For some roofs, this might mean having open spaces between shingles or other components so air can flow through easily. For others, specific vents (and sometimes fans)need to be installed for enough airflow to happen and reduce the risks associated with potential mold growths on the roof itself.

 Canals and Seepage System

 Canals and seepage

 Look for Breaks and Leaks

 Mold on the Roof

 Check the Rooftop Downspouts

 Water Stains

 Blocked Guttering

 Missing or Broken Shingles