Interested in buying home. Extended Ranch. Built 1980.
Home Inspection noted a Sagging Roof along Ridge Line.
Inspector noted in Attic that the sagging was caused by Over Spanning.
Owner says 'That’s how houses were built in the 1980’s" and refuses to correct / credit the issue.
I am pretty sure any house, even relatively new at 26 years old would not have been built with a sagging roof?
Inspection also found that Support columns in basement were wooden, and set in concrete. These had rotted out under the level of the concrete. So No Support from them. Seller is actioning this.
Could this have caused the Roof Sag? - Once corrected, Am I naive to think the sag will be corrected once the basement columns are installed and levels adjusted?
I understand that the seller does not NEED to fix the sagging to sell the house? - But this is a structural issue… and could be very costly?