What is a bad roof?

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Home Inspector with "A" TEAM Home Inspection, Inc.

This is a good example of a new roof installed by an incompetent, unlicensed roofer.

  • 1/4" wide staples when the manufacturer required galvanized nails or 1" wide staples.
  • Metal valley without sufficient clearance to the cut of the composite shingle.
  • Insufficient over-hand at the gutters and sides.

The silicone caulking indicates a leak above the living room, Water stains on the sheathing indicating wicking into plywood. !/4" staples are not sufficient to hold the shingles in a moderate wind storm.

The seller claimed the roof leak had been fixed. Guess who fixed it.  My client, the buyer, got a new roof installed, by a licensed contractor, as part of purchase.

 

 

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Jeff Remas
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Nice botch job by a hack.  It is very frustrating to find people getting ripped off by these people who can't even read directions.

February 22, 2009 02:04 PM #1
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This is the main reason that I recommend that buyers request a credit rather than actual repairs!

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