Roofs and transferable warranties. Home inspection in Artesia, N.M.
At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, We don't get involved with any warranty transfers when inspecting a home.
I was asked yesterday about a warranty on a homes roof.
The warranty was for only the section of the roof that has a life time rubber roof.
Once the warranty was to be transferred to the new owner, the warranty by the installer is now limited to 15 years. Really! Why. When the roof was installed it was to be a life time roofing install.
Simply by transferring the warranty coverage, the warranty gets limited to Fifteen years.
The roof should have been done completely. Not just a portion of the roof.
I think that the warranty is not the biggest issue with this homes roofing conditions.
Take a look at the rubber roof that is over the rear deck.
This roofing has been like this for some time. This is not a covered section of the warranty being transferred to the new owners.
If the shingled upper section of the home ever needs to be replaced, then the new owners have a very large expense ahead of them. the home currently has two to three layers already on the roof.
The existing roof covering has issues as seen in this next picture.
As you can see there are several missing ridge caps. Plus there are other missing and damaged shingles.
But a big selling point of this home was the
"Lifetime roof" This home has no less than Three different types of roof coverings.
Two of the Three coverings have major issues.
Not good when owning a home or wanting to sell a home.
This is why you always get a "FULL Home Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.
Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586
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