Metal roofs are great, or are they? Install the roof the correct way.

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Metal roofs are great, or are they? Install the roof the correct way.

At Desert Sun Home inspections I get to see homes with metal roofs installed by general contractors. The home owners think they are getting a really nice lifetime roof with little or no issues to think of in the long run.

But what about when the job has been completed and the contractor is standing at your front door wanting a check or cash for the what you thought was a completed roof?

Just because it looks good, doe's not mean it is a good roof installation.Get a "Trust but verify inspection".

This will ensure you get what you are ready to pay for.

This home used as an example for the Trust but verify inspection is a classic case of the contractor cutting corners. What started out as a really good looking metal roof installation, ended up with an argument between the seller and the roofer.

Here is a look at the metal roof that was installed.

Metal roof.This metal roof looks like a really nice roof and it is.

But the fact of the venting comes to mind when inspecting this home.

 

 

Metal roofing.If you look at the shots closely. You will see there is no venting in the roof.

When I was in the attic inspecting this home. I found that there was a ridge beam. This was not cut out for any ventilation for the roof.

No venting for the attic.When in the attic, the can vents that were once on the home when it had a shingled roof were removed.

But no other venting was installed. No soffit venting and no Ridge venting for the roof to breath and the attic to get air circulation.

This home was a prime example of why you need to get a trust but verify inspection before paying the huge bill for a metal roof.

 

This is why you always get a "Trust but Verify 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?

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Vegas Bob,

Thanks for the featured post in the Customer service group.

Never can be too careful these days.

Have a nice day in Vegas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Feb 22, 2014 08:26 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

Metal roofs are actually the way to go. They should be if installed correctly a lifetime roof.

Have a good day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:28 PM #37
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David,

All work by contractors should be inspected to be sure you are getting what you paid for. How many people actually check the size of the A/C unit or the furnace to see if the invoice is correct with what was installed?

This is what  "Trust but verify inspection will do".

Have a good day in Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:32 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Andrew,

Metal roofs have been installed on homes for a century. Then the asphalt shingles come onto the markets. The builders liked the look.

But today there are so many options for a metal roof.

Have nice day up in Maine my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:35 PM #39
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 totally agree with your assessment of the job. He knew full well there was no venting.

I don't even know if this builder will back up the work done.

Have a great Sunday in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:37 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Greg,

Very well said. But how many home owners actually do this? Not many and even less seek an expert opinion on the installation of their new roof.

Good comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day in Houston my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:40 PM #41
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Joe,

All and I mean all work by contractors should be inspected by a third party. This keeps the contractor doing the best job they can. And keep new clients for life.

Have a nice day in Oklahoma.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:43 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Bill,

As do about 99% of the home owners who simply write the check when the contractor says they are done with the job. Best to verify the work was actually done and done right.

Have a fine Sunday in Destin Florida.

Best, Clint McKie

 

Feb 22, 2014 08:46 PM #43
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,

Just trying to do the best job I can for the home owner and a buyer. Don't get taken by a contractor. Get a trust but verify inspection.

Enjoy your Sunday in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:48 PM #44
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ricki,

The roof was fine. They just didn't install a bit of venting. This could cause major issues in the future for the home owners.

Best to have all work inspected.

Have a good Sunday in Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:50 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan W..

All roofs not just metal roofs need to be inspected. As far as the ice coming off there are stops for just that application in snow country.

Have a good day in New Hampshire.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 22, 2014 08:52 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I'm with you every job or home improvement should be inspected. Thanks for sharing have a great day.

Feb 23, 2014 02:48 AM #47
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Pat,

Why would you not get an inspection. The fee is far less than getting shafted by a shady contractor in the end when you want to sell the home.

Have a great day in your area.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 23, 2014 09:17 AM #48
Rainer
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Jerry Cecil
Bloomtree Realty - Prescott, AZ

This blog hits it right on.  Thanks for the post.

Feb 23, 2014 12:34 PM #49
Rainmaker
694,247
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jerry,

I would hope this post wakes some people up to be  little more investigative when it comes to using contractors and the job being completed properly.

Have a good day in Prescott, Az.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 23, 2014 07:00 PM #50
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. Buyers should get a home inspection .

Feb 23, 2014 08:25 PM #51
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gita,

Not only for home buyers, but for any contractor improvement on the home. Contractors tend to want to cut corners and the home owners never find out they did till it's too late.

Have a fine day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 23, 2014 08:40 PM #52
Rainmaker
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Cindy Graesser
Keller Williams - Temecula, CA
CG Premier Realty Group. "We'll Get you Moving!"

Good information- something  I dont always think about- metal roofs.

Feb 24, 2014 08:43 AM #53
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

 Hi Cindy,

No matter of it is a metal roof or a shingled roof. There needs to be a trust but verify inspection for the work done. This way you know it is either right or a wrong installation.

Have a great evening and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie 

Feb 24, 2014 10:31 AM #54
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Jim Sanders

Great example! It never hurts to get an inspection done after a roof has been put up, you can only catch potential problems. Even though contractors are professional, some things can slip through. Check before you end up paying for expensive repairs or modifications in the future.


http://www.palmspringsurethanefoamroofing.com/

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