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.
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.
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.
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
Have a great day every one.