Roofing 101, come on contractor's.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

 Roofing 101, come on contractor's.

When preparing home inspection reports for my client's. I use words like poor or unprofessional installation.

When it comes to a roof installation, the roof is critical to be installed correctly.

I have been posting about roofs lately. The roofs have been a sore spot with roofing contractors who think I am picking on them.

The sellers think I am going over board when listing issues in a home inspection report that are not an actual "Leak".

I will not matter to me if there is a "Leak or not when inspecting a homes roof". If the roof was not installed correctly, then I need to report it in the report.

Check out what was found on this roof and why it was reported.

Here we have a roof that was an overlayed roof. This means it was the second layer of roofing materials to be installed on this home.

The boots or pipe penetrations were never removed to be re installed correctly.

No boot on electrical mast.Here we have an electrical mast without any boot. This means the small amount of sealer used will dry out over time and then leak. This roof was installed about Six years ago.

No new boot on pipe penetration.Here you can see the issues with not installing the boots correctly. There are issues with the what the contractor did this overlayed roofing job.

The existing boots will leak in time.

Vent with no boot.Here we have a vent that already has issues at the base of the vent. It will leak when it rains. Not a good thing when the buyers was told the home has a newer roof.

 

The roofers don't like the issues brought up. The agents don't like it and the buyers love it. Now what?

 

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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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs.

More very good reasons to have a professional home inspection.

Feb 24, 2014 10:45 PM #1
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

Clint, roofs are an expensive fix and your bringing out these issues are a gem to buyers!

Feb 24, 2014 11:29 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Clint ...it always amazes me what you find ....or the lack of what you find!

Another great post full of useful info!

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Feb 24, 2014 11:42 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

All homes new and pre owned needs a home inspection for the buyers peace of mind.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 24, 2014 11:52 PM #4
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,

The buyers really like it when I find issues not in the disclosure. But the agents are not that pleased. They don't like to have to write a repair request letter.

Have a good day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 25, 2014 12:02 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Hi Clint-this is actually why its important to have an inspection rather than just taking the someones word that a new roof has been installed. 

 

Best-Adrian

 

Feb 25, 2014 12:30 AM #6
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: You can believe that buyers are thrilled with your reports...the last thing they want is surprises after the closing has occurred.

Feb 25, 2014 06:11 AM #7
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,

You are so right. The importance of a good inspection is worth it's weight in Gold.

Have a great evening in Seattle.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 25, 2014 08:49 AM #8
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,

Contractors that take short cuts are very common. I am sure if I inspected in Bristol I would find almost the same thing. This is why inspections are so important.

Enjoy the evening in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 25, 2014 08:51 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

You mean like the agents here in town? Finding issues after the home has been moved into. Oh boy.

Have a nice evening in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 25, 2014 08:53 AM #10
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Yea Clint why are you picking on the poor roofers?  You did catch the Poor roofers didn't you?  There are roofers that do the job right and then there are those who are poor roofers who don't.  Had ya  enjoy your day

Feb 25, 2014 06:51 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 James,

I have not caught them yet. But I was really close yesterday.

Have a good day today in Rogers.

Best, Clint cKie

Feb 25, 2014 07:00 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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Clint, 

You make a great point about reporting what you find. On a roof there are issues such as too few nails, gaps, or manufacturer defects in shingles. These may not present an immediate leaking issue, but over time they will. The boots are so important too, even if it is a small rip or tear, it can lead to a significant problem down the road.  If you see it, report it. 

Feb 26, 2014 01:09 AM #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 David,

Report what we see and inform them about the condition of the coverings and boots.

Like you said even a small thing is a bad thing.

Have a good day in Atlanta.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 05:57 AM #14
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

If it's not up to parr and it's going to cost money to make right, you have to report to your customer. That's your job.

Nothing else counts.

Feb 26, 2014 10:47 AM #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 Robert,

There seems to be a lot of "Not up to par" roofing companies around. 

Inspect and report, it's what we love to do.

Have a good day in Montreal.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 07:07 PM #16
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