Stone roofs and Pipes. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs N.M.

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Stone roofs and Pipes. Desert Sun Home inspections Hobbs N.M.

As Inspections go I don't get nervous about too much. But I do dislike inspecting a gravel topped home.

These stones on the roof add un needed weight to the structure. And in most cases it will cause the decking to start to sag in between the rafters. That was just the case in this home that was inspected by Desert Sun Home Inspections.

As far as saying the homes roof has no leaks when inspected, it needs to be raining when I am inspecting the home. Not very good odds of happening when we are still in a Four Year drought.

Gravel covered roof.These gravel covered roofs are a real pain. In many cases the pipe penetrations are never sealed properly.

And if they are, they tend to be left exposed to the brutal sun that will break down the sealer used by the contractor. Thus leaks will result.

Hole in electrical supply chase. This vent pipe was being used as a mounting point for the Dish. But, there is a large crack at the base of the seal that will let it leak if and when it rains.

Pipe penetrations on roofs are often over looked when some inspectors inspect. Around here many inspectors will not even inspect the roofing components. We do at Desert Sun Home Inspections. Because you need the whole story when buying a home.

 

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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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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: All the more reason for Carlsbad NM consumers to give Desert Sun Home Inspections a call...quality work and a full home inspection!

Feb 03, 2014 06:11 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Jim Patton
Century 21 M&M - 209-404-0816 - Turlock, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus & Merced county Realtor.

Clint - I can't remember the last time I saw one of those roofs.  I can understand how they would be tough to inspect.  Keep up the good work.

Feb 03, 2014 08:05 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Great find.  I have also seen many things "installed" by using the plumbing penetration!  I guess they think the convenience is too hard to pass up.

Feb 03, 2014 09:40 AM #9
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I've seen those but my goodness it has been so long its hard for me to remember where I saw those. 

Feb 03, 2014 06:58 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond.

Yep, all in a days work my friend. I will inspect the roofs.

Have a good day in Ohio.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:44 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Dorie,

Not any standards here in New Mexico, so the inspector can get away with most anything. I follow the complete home standard for inspecting. That means I inspect the entire home.

Have a good day in Canyon Creek Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:47 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Lenn,

Funny how the states are different when it comes to getting the buyer the same results.

Have a great day in Loudoun County, Va.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:49 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

As you know photo's are criticle when inspecting and wanting to show the issues.

I am the only inspector in three counties that issues pictures in a report.

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:52 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

I don't think the stone roofs would go over very well in your area. I don't care for them here either.

Have a nice day in the Seattle areas.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:54 PM #15
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,

Could it be that the roofing company had a really good salesman that day?

I like the traditional roofs my self.

Have a very nice day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 07:56 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Anita,

You would think so. But they are still in the stone age when it comes to a quality report. And they are still letting the Realtors pick and schedule the inspector.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 08:05 PM #17
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  I hate those tar & gravel roofs.

Feb 03, 2014 08:06 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the comment. The gravel covered roofs are really hard to inspect. The obvious things are noted in the report. With a request a licensed roofer with gravel roof installation experience be sent for their evaluation as well. This is just to be sure.

Have a great day in California.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 08:07 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I think that was the case here as well.

Did you notice there was Two dishes on the roof. Both were working and in use.

Have a great day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 08:09 PM #20
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,

I don't think these would be very popular in Arkansas. Too much rain and snow to have a gravel roof system like this one.

Have a good week in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 08:11 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Good morning Conrad,

I do too. I never like inspecting these kinds of roofs.

Have a really good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 08:12 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Never had seen stone roofs so this is interesting Clint in itself!

Feb 03, 2014 09:17 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

Yes they are very interesting, and a pain to inspect.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2014 09:33 PM #24
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Sounds like the best thing/roofing those residents have is the drought. I've seen the  'vent pipe as dish support' before. Doesn't work any better here either.

Feb 04, 2014 01:48 AM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

We have been in a now Four year drought. Not good for all of us but good for the roofs that may leak if rained on.

Have a good day in Montreal.

Best, Clint Mckie

Feb 26, 2014 10:41 PM #26
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