Photo of the Day . . .

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc.

There is a right way and a wrong way to do things especially when it comes to installing a roof covering. The pictures in this post are a pictorial representation of how NOT to install rolled roofing or shingles for that matter. While inspecting a property in Franklin, TN, this 3 year old installation definitely had some problems that will cost the seller some bucks.

Picture one illustrates a bad tear (red arrow) in the rolled roofing which had not been overlapped and sealed properly. The white arrows show questionable sealing where the tabs adjoin the rolled roofing.

Picture 2 is a classic illustration on how not to terminate the valley seam. The asphalt shingles need to be installed over the rolled roofing. It will be just a matter of time before this whole thing leaks like a sieve.

And just for laughs, let’s not overlook the Bucky Beaver effect(white arrows) and the customized stack boot (magenta).

This posting and the contents written here are the intellectual property of Michael Thornton of Complete Home Inspections, Inc. providing home inspections for Brentwood, Nashville, Davidson and Williamson Counties of Middle Tennessee. The views and opinions expressed are just that - views and opinions of Michael Thornton and those who comment. This post is a contribution to the ActiveRain Real Estate Network.

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Rainmaker
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Larry Brewer
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That's one realson I like new construction.
April 11, 2008 07:31 AM
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Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.

Ive seen kids in shop class that can do a better job than that.....what a hack-job.

April 11, 2008 07:32 AM
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions

Now that looks like they were trying to save water by running it right into the home! lol

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April 11, 2008 07:50 AM
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Sean Allen
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Don't see rolled roofing much in our part of the world, but I use to se it occasionally back in Kentucky. Never did like the stuff, but I guess it serves its purpose.

Sean Allen

April 11, 2008 08:24 AM
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WOW, what a roof job, looks like this guy did about as good as I did on my plumbing adventure, might want to leave it to the professionals next time. 
April 11, 2008 10:41 AM
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