Uncle Bob at his finest. Roof inspection and the failings.

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Uncle Bob at his finest. Roof inspection and the failings.

On this roof inspection for the buyers of this home. There was a concern for leaks, "Make sure to inspect the roof pipes and venting to see if there are going to be any issues".

After just a minute on the roof I could see there was a lot more than what the concerns of the buyer had.

The first thing was the missing ridge cap. Yep, only about Eight foot of the ridge cap was not even installed.

Ridge cap missing.

This metal roof looked like it was installed using left overs from other jobs.

I asked who installed the "NEW ROOFING". The agent said the seller told her they used a local contractor for the installation.

Was his name "Uncle Bob's roofing"? "UH OH" said the Realtor when she heard me say that. She knows who or what Uncle Bob is capable or not capable of.

Taking short cuts.

No, No and another No. Never take short cuts when installing a  roof. Take a look at the way the pipe penetrations were left. The contractor has been paid and said the roof was finished. Really?

Non sealed pipe penetration.Non sealed pipe penetration.

None of the pipe penetrations on the roof were completed. No boots on the top of the metal roofing sheets.

Coming up short.

There was a number of the roofing panels that came up short.

Short panels on roof.

Notice the panels are short on each side of the ridge cap. There was a lot of issues with this roof.

Remember when hiring a contractor to improve your home.

Always get a "Trust But Verify inspection".

 

This is why you always get a "Trust But certify Inspection" by a certified inspector. For the peace of mind.

Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

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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
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Hello Donald.

That would be my first guess. Looka like a lot of left overs were used.

Hav agood day in the Great Northwest.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:20 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi David,

Blind Willy! I love it. Looks like he was there helping Uncle Bob. Maybe they help each other and I mean a lot.

Have a good week ahead in Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:23 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Robert,

Thanks for the Featured post in the SERVICE GROUP. It seems  am running into homes that have had a ton of short cuts. Too many in fact. I feel bad for the buyers.

Have a great day in Las Vegas.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:25 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hello Jay,

None of the ridge was cut out for venting. Just the two gable vents for the home. Terrible job even with the Fruity gum sealer added. LOL

Have a great week ahead in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:27 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 Michael,

I would almost bet they are going to have to repair the roof if they buy the home. The seller is not the one I would want to repair anything.

Have a very good week ahead in New York.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:30 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

Tell him he got top billing with this post. When do you expect him back in New Mexico? I hope never.

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:31 PM #25
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Conrad,

Very well said. There is a lot of work needed on this roof.

Have a nice week ahead in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:32 PM #26
Rainmaker
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Gita,

They were going to buy as is. But the Realtor stressed the need for a home inspection even if you buy a home as is.

Now I bet they were really glad they did get a full home inspection.

Have a nice day in Bucks County.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:34 PM #27
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Wayne,

I can't help it. Every time I see this kind of work I start shaking my head in disbelief.

Have a great week ahead in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 09, 2014 10:36 PM #28
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs. More good reasons for a professional home inspection.

Mar 09, 2014 11:23 PM #29
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
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Clint ...that's the worst job I've ever seen ...you could have a whole chapter on Uncle Bob in your book!

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Mar 10, 2014 12:05 AM #30
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Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

Thanks for the emphasis on checking the work of all contractors.  A must for all buyers!

Mar 10, 2014 12:34 AM #31
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Manuela Baginski
Coastal Properties Group/Christie's International Real Estate - Tierra Verde, FL
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Great article pointing out very important points with some humor added!!  thanks!

Mar 10, 2014 01:22 AM #32
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Roy,

They really needed an inspection on this home.

Have a good day in Gaithersburg.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 10, 2014 01:23 AM #33
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Rob,

How about a lot of chapters in the book. There is a lot of crap from this guy.

Have a nice day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 10, 2014 01:24 AM #34
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Manuela,

If there was no humor added I just might go mad with all the defects with this job and many others.

Thanks for the comment and stop back any time.

Best, Clint McKie

Mar 10, 2014 01:27 AM #35
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Anne,

Even the reputable contractors need a wake up call. That wold be the unexpected Trust but verify inspection.

Keep them honest I say. Thank you for the comment.

Have a great day in St. Pete.

Best, Clint ckie

Mar 10, 2014 01:30 AM #36
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Your welcome Clint and that's why a Home Inspection is so important, to let buyers know what their buying and if the the repairs to fix these problems it to costly!

VB ;o)

Mar 10, 2014 07:12 AM #37
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Hi Robert,

This is one of those homes the buyers really need to think about before the final I do.

But that is totally up to them but they really want the home.

Have a great evening in Las Vegas my friend.

Best, Clint cKie

Mar 10, 2014 07:33 AM #38
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Clint, I'll bet that Uncle Bob even gave these guys a special family discount!

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