When the roof is on the move. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico.

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When the roof is on the move. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico.

Homes move.

They move a lot more than people think they do.

The heating up and cooling off of the home makes the home move. Not to mention when you have a moisture issue that adds to the problems of a home.

Take into account the cracks in the stucco. Common in most cases with the small movement of the home.

But on this home inspected recently there was other forces at work. This homes roof was on the move.

Moisture is the guilty party in this case.

Take a look at the roof and the problems associated with a moisture issue.

Here we have a good look at the facia and the warping of the homes exterior.

Warped front facia.

This facia has warped to the point it needs to be removed and replaced with new materials.

Leading the way is a moisture issue from the faulty roof above.

Raised decking. Mis alighned drip edge.

You can see why the facia has warped. During the recent rain here the underlayment for the roof had become wet and warped. Thus causing the decking to raise and break the bond of the roofs integrity.

This could end up being a major issue for any buyer if not addressed by the owner.

This is why you always get a home inspection by a certified inspector.

 

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Clint  McKie

Owner of Desert Sun Home Inspections Carlsbad, New Mexico. Eddy County's only certified home inspection service WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Serving all of South East New Mexico. We inspect the homes entire structure from the roof to the foundation, and everything in between. Most reports within 4-24 hours from time of inspection completion. We issue a PDF report with pictures Starting at $250.00 for each home inspection. Why settle for less when you can have the best?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Dwight,

This is a home owner issue. The insurance probably will not cover this repair. Looks like it might fall under the home owner maintenance.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 08:55 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

Too funny. Now the roof looks drunk and needs to lay back out straight.

Have a nice weekend in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 08:57 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Bill,

Yes the roofs do move just like the home. This is why home owner issues need to be addressed as soon as possible. Not years later.

Have a great day in Destin Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 08:58 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Jim,

I see a lot of these gutter systems that are not installed with ends, downspouts and other parts. the home owners are asking for trouble. In many cases, they refuse to finish the install after they have wanted to sell the home.

Have a good day in Central California.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:01 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Tom,

This is why you get a certified inspector. Many times the buyer will tell the home owner what the issue is and some times how they can fix it. Then it's up to them.

Have a great day selling homes at Benchmark Realty.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:03 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I think the repair bill is around the $3-500.00 but it could be more if more issues are found by the repairman.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:05 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey David,

Yes it is. There are a lot of examples in my posts on why you need a good home inspector.

Have a great day in Oklahoma my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:07 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

No need to run from this home Rob. There are issues but the home can be repaired in a day.

Have a good day in the Bristol area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:08 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Scott,

So  what did you see at the home with the tornado issues?

I will have to check out your post after I finish commenting here. Net out after the ice storm. No net yesterday.

Have a good day in Illinois.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:10 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi AJ,

This is true. Many buyers over look defects because they really like the home.

Have a good day in Arlington, Va.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:12 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Tom,

Looks like this has been years in the making. Never know when they first knew of it. They will say i never knew we had an issue even if they had been trying to fix it for years.

Have a nice weekend in the Placerville area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:15 PM #41
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

I think it would be wise to show them posts of the hidden things. like issues in the attics and crawl spaces. These are places buyers are not going to look when buying a home.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:18 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gerard,

Yes it is. Simple but to the point.

Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Best, Clint mcKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:19 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

That's what it's all about. Informing the buyer to make the best decision available. Some listen and some don't.

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:21 PM #44
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

It seems to not like where it is at the moment. Taking a vacation I think. LOL

Have a great weekend in the Webster area.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:23 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Wayne.

This is a true statement. Pay now by the owners or pay even more later.

Have a good day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 22, 2013 09:24 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Good evening Clint, stopped by to read your post and hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 28, 2013 11:57 AM #47
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Joyce,

We had a really nice Thanksgiving here at home.

All the best to you and yours for the Holidays.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 28, 2013 08:57 PM #48
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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It always pays to have a qualified home inspector for the home buyer's. Minor repairs can end up being costly if not addressed early on.

Nov 29, 2013 01:04 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Pat,

So true. In many cases the repairs are minor. But waiting to have the repaired would cost the owners a lot more later or even kill a deal.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 29, 2013 09:07 PM #50
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