Time for roof maintenance. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico.

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Time for roof maintenance. Home inspection in Artesia, New Mexico.

On this recent home inspection. The roof was an area of concern for the buyer. And good it was a concern. The roof used to have a swamp cooler on it. This is still a real common place for the coolers in this area. but they seem to always run over and cause shingle damages. In this case the cooler had been removed and a split system had been installed. Good news for the buyers, but the roof issues still remain in place.

The roof has Two layers on it. So only repairs can be made to the roof. If the roof was to be replaced then the entire roof would need to be removed and everything replaced. Only Two layers are permitted to be installed at any given time.

The area of concern is on the back of the home. Take a look at hat I found when inspecting this home for the buyers.

Damaged shingles by old cooler area.

This roof has a limited life span. About five to ten years left on this roof. So getting the repairs done is vital for the integrity of the roof.

The attic framing was affected as well.

Efflorescence in attic.

 Another "FUZZY " photo. But you can see the efflorescence on the framing in the attic.

Easy fixes for the buyer or seller depending on the negotiations at closing.

 

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.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico. We offer a 90 day warranty. A homeowners manual and Recallcheck with each home inspection booked with us. These added benefits are free of charge to the buyers.
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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?

Also included is a Appliance recallcheck and a 90 day warranty with all full home inspections.

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Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-I'm not sure but I think I noticed some new widgets on your site? 

Good stuff-Adrian

Feb 18, 2014 12:30 AM #1
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Yes there is. I added the 90 day warranty and the Recallchek for free to my clients. This is a very good added service for free. Just posting them in the site helps a lot.

Thanks for the comment and have a good day in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 18, 2014 12:41 AM #2
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: I don't see a deal breaker here and bet the buyer and seller can come to an agreement on the roof repairs.  Good report as always.

Feb 18, 2014 06:04 AM #3
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

No deal breaker. A little repair to the roof and they are good to get with the deal.

Have a good day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 18, 2014 08:11 AM #4
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Clint, I've heard good and bad stories about swamp coolers. Thankfully you know all about them. People would be wise to call you, especially if there is a swamp cooler! In your area, you're the best!

Feb 18, 2014 09:03 AM #5
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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

Clint, it is better than a full roof replacement and I hope both sides can settle on the repairs well.

Feb 18, 2014 10:02 AM #6
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Again, my glasses make that photo clear as a bell!

I'd say some water has been getting in there!  Good thing the colors make the spot stand out ... it helps prove your point!

Feb 18, 2014 05:24 PM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Patricia,

If these swamp coolers are not properly maintained they will and have caused a ton of damage to homes.

This roof repair can be taken care of. Glad to see the cooler gone from the roof.

Have a nice day in Flower Mound.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 18, 2014 06:57 PM #8
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

After talking with the agent yesterday I think the deal may be done. The repairs are going to be in an allowance from the seller.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKiem

Feb 18, 2014 06:59 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

If they don't believe me they could always go up in the attic and see for them selves. LOL

Have a great day in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 18, 2014 07:02 PM #10
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

It's rare to see efflorescence in the attic. I'm used to seeing this in basement walls and concrete slabs.

 That would indicate that there is minreal leaching going on from the granular materials used on the shingles. (or the PH levels of the rain water is very high - i.e. acidic).

Feb 20, 2014 02:35 AM #11
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Robert,

Actually this is from the drinking water. The water that is connected to the swamp or evaporative cooler would run over a lot. Yes the water here in this area is really high in lime and calcium.

Havea  great day in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:05 PM #12
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