1. Clean the moss off the roof. Having moss on the roof can shorten the lifespan of the roof. There are professional companies you can hire, or you can use a DIY product designed for this. However, you should never pressure wash your roof. This will cause granule loss, which will also shorten the lifespan of your roof.
2. Clean out the gutters. Debris in gutters can cause rainwater to overflow which will eventually cause damage to your roof. These repairs can become costly and can even lead to a completely new roof. Clogged gutters can also cause overflow of water to drip too close to the foundation and compromise its stability.
There is nothing wrong with buying a home in “as-is” condition, but you should still hire a competent home inspector to perform an inspection. Why?
First, you don’t know what “as-is” is on any particular home. Walking through the home can give you a general idea of the homes condition, but you won’t obtain the same detailed information that you would receive from a thorough home inspection. Home Inspectors are trained to look for things you are not likely to notice. For example, a Home Inspector must follow Standards of Practice and check the roof, exterior, interior, foundation, basement, fireplace, attic, insulation, ventilation, doors, windows, heating system, cooling system, plumbing system, and electrical system for certain defects. Having a detailed Home Inspection report on the home will give you a better idea of what “as-is” really means