Is there mold on the roof?
While some molds are more noticeable especially when severe, there are some that cannot be seen easily with the naked eye. This type of fungus can come in all different colors including white, green, or black and in all types of shapes. Mold can form on the roof, between walls, under floors, and in less visible spots. Typically, the main reason for mold development is a poor ventilation system and water leakage. It also is seen more frequently in areas with hotter climates.
Mold can hold moisture and speed up the deterioration of the roofing system. Not only does it affect the look, but it creates a putrid odor. Between the odor and health risks, it can make it difficult to live in the home. Work with your inspector to verify there are no signs of mold on the roof of your potential home before putting down that deposit.