Roofs and transferable warranties. Home inspection in Artesia, N.M.

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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.

Rubber roof covering is bad.

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.

Missing ridge caps.

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.

 

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Clint  McKie

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 Good morning, Clint. Good grief! I thought that I had seen some terrible roofs my lifetime. It seems as if this one was put on with a lick and promise – I should say, more of a promise than a lick.

Dec 31, 2013 06:14 PM #5
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I like you don't understand the lifetime warranty.  It just does not register in my little brain. 

Dec 31, 2013 07:51 PM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Clint, sounds like previous shortcuts are coming back to haunt the current owner! Enjoy your day!

Dec 31, 2013 09:57 PM #7
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Well Clint, I say don't be afraid of heights and get up there and see what is done..such a shame...take the bull by the horns and go to it in 2014!

Dec 31, 2013 10:57 PM #8
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Best wishes for continued success in 2014.

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2013 10:59 PM #9
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Clint, I think you are right. That roof has more problems than a shortened warranty. Have a Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2013 11:09 PM #10
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Clint ....That's sad ...I can't beleive so many people cut corners.

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

 

Jan 01, 2014 02:56 AM #11
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Patricia Feager
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Clint - your illustrations are great!

HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BE SAFE ON TOP THOSE ROOFS!

Jan 01, 2014 09:56 PM #12
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Hi Fred,

I think they need to come back and see what's going on. LOL

Have a great day in Land O Lakes my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 01, 2014 11:51 PM #13
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Hi Roy,

I can't believe that there is still homes being sold without a home inspection. But it still happens every day.

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 01, 2014 11:53 PM #14
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Hi Anita,

I doubt if it will be a deal buster. The owner was supposed to "On top of it" when  was inspecting the home. The buyer was O.K. with that.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 01, 2014 11:54 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
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Hi John,

Happy New Year to you and Debbie.

Have a wonderful new year in the Duke City.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 12:56 AM #16
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Michael,

They do have a ways to go to get this roof back to not leaking and in a warrant able condition.

Have a nice day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 12:57 AM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

There is a lot of rubber roofs that have a lifetime warranty. Just getting the company to come back is the big deal after they went out of business. Ouch.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 12:59 AM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Wayne,

This will cause issues and did. Now the owners will need to repair the roof and see if the new buyers want to accept the repairs as a life tie roof.

Have a good day in Fort Myers Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:00 AM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Ginny,

I am trying to take the bull by the horns. Only time will tell.

Have a nice warm day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:01 AM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Roy,

The same to you and Delores for the best year ever.

Happy 2014 my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:02 AM #21
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Debbie,

I hope they get the roof fixed and the sale goes forward. I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but some times it happens.

Have a great new year in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:04 AM #22
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Rob,

Yes it is. The roofing company will need to make a return trip.

Have a great new year in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:05 AM #23
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Patricia,

I always try to be safe. There have been a couple of these roofs that I was actually scared to get on.

Have a nice day and a really good new year in Flower Mound Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 02, 2014 01:06 AM #24
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