What's wrong with this house in East Amherst?

Alto Home Inspection was recently asked to inspect this home in East Amherst, and we wanted to share knowledge about an issue that we found, why it’s a problem and what what we would do about it if were our home.
Roof leak was found during attic inspection in East Amherst
We found this problem during an inspection of the home’s roof.

We inspected this 1980’s house, and as we conducted the attic inspection we found a large area of mold, which in this scenario is a strong sign of a leaky roof.

Repairing a roof leak like this one without replacing the entire roof can be tricky. An experienced roofer might be able to identify an area of damage on the roof, and then repair it. Otherwise, large areas of shingles and roof sheathing may require replacement.

Is this a problem a "deal breaker"?

We tend to avoid advising our clients about whether they should buy a house or not, but this problem could potentially require at least a partial roof replacement. If funds are tight, then definitely consider the possible expense before it’s too late.

Is there any way to prevent this problem from happening?

Every roof will eventually leak if it’s not replaced in time. The homeowner probably could have avoided this issue by keeping trees trimmed back from the house, and possibly by investing in higher-quality shingles. For the age of the roof, it showed signs of early failure.

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Hector V.9/07/2020

Brad did an excellent job, he had a fast rate response, he was on time at the inspection, he showed a high level of knowledge when conducting the inspection and also he was always willing to answer my questions giving me the appropriate answers plus many good additional recommendations. Do not hesitate to hire him!

Abigail T.8/09/2020

I contacted Brad at Alto Home Inspection for a last-minute inspection, and he was able to make time in his schedule to accommodate the narrow timeframe. Not only was he immensely thorough during the inspection, but he spent the entire time explaining what he was discovering in a way that helped me understand what I could expect if I purchased the home.On top of being a complete professional, he was always a joy to interact with, and the appointment ended with me feeling like someone who strongly cared about my home-buying process had just shared their expertise.I cannot recommend him highly enough and am confident that anyone working with him will have the same stellar experience that I did.

Abigail T.8/08/2020

I contacted Brad at Alto Home Inspection for a last-minute inspection, and he was able to make time in his schedule to accommodate the narrow timeframe. Not only was he immensely thorough during the inspection, but he spent the entire time explaining what he was discovering in a way that helped me understand what I could expect if I purchased the home.

On top of being a complete professional, he was always a joy to interact with, and the appointment ended with me feeling like someone who strongly cared about my home-buying process had just shared their expertise.

I cannot recommend him highly enough and am confident that anyone working with him will have the same stellar experience that I did.

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