You most probably never thought about it....the roof was replaced...a tearoff with the best dimensional shingles inclusive of a warranty and now you are set for decades to come.
It is one of the first questions that Buyers ask..."How old is the roof?
Beyond that...it the first thing that trips off the tongues of insurance agents when they quote required coverage on a home which is also required for the lender. Insurance companies may even inspect the roof before quoting any coverage...it can be a "deal breaker" if it is not proper repair for getting any coverage at all.
Water...and in Wisconsin, ice, can be "sneaky" and get under the asphalt and felt layers damaging the boards underneath. Boards are typically replaced with tearoffs and roof repairs.
You "assume" everything is repaired and as it should be...and that may not be the case. We have seen it in luxury homes and homes of every price range...the insulation below the boards got wet before the roof was replaced...and "mold took hold"...spreading throughout the attic. In many homes...an attic is a place no one ever goes or has need to go. With basements,garage rafters and mega closets, it is no longer a storage space and once it is insulated, no one ever goes there....except the home inspector when you sell the house.
It might be rolls or it could have been sprayed ....whatever the case..it could have mold. Now...since this was something you did not know when you completed the required condition report when you listed your home, the Buyer may well ask to have it remediated before closing. Not an impossible job...not a defect that can't be cured...but should be one done by professionals.
In southeastern Wisconsin, we recommend AdvantaClean to clients in need of this service. They do an excellent job with fast, friendly service, no one could ask for more for such a task.
This has been a suggested maintenance post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be of assistance for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.