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I did an inspection in Massapequa, NY the other day, and was on the roof and took this picture. The installer was not a qualified roofer, as evidenced from the shingles that were improperly installed on this part of the house. If you still don't see the issue, notice the shallow pitch (angle) of the roof. When a roof has a pitch of 3 in 12 or less - thats 3 inches of vertical rise for 12 inches of horizontal run, shingles should not be used. Roll roofing or rubberized membrane roofing should be used. the ridge is also not peaked, and (5 comments)
When you renovate a house without building permits, and you do the work yourself without proper experience, you get the house I inspected yesterday. I have never seen so many renovation issues with a house since I started my business. This inspection yesterday was for a house that originally was a bungalow home on the south shore of Long Island which was built upon sand. The house has been there since 1945. and had been added onto again and again. There were so many converging roof angles from the different roof sections that little pieces of roofing shingle were used as little (5 comments)
Flippers that attempt to take advantage of home buyers should be banned from buying and renovating homes! - 05/14/11 06:54 PM
I often go to homes that have had what appear to be complete renovations and are marketed as such. I see beautiful flyers on the new granite countertops indicating 'everything new' or 'completely renovated', but I do not believe it. When you do a complete renovation to a home, you are supposed to bring the house up to modern codes and building standards - especially if you are selling it as completely renovated. Completely renovated does not mean you left 80% of the old, frayed wiring within the walls, yet I find wiring that looks like King Tut installed it because (3 comments)
Floor joists under your floor were meant to support the load above. This load increases when people occupy the house. In some areas such as the bathroom, the amount of weight the floor must support is your body weight, and the weight of the other fixtures and various items, but what people do not realize is that the bathtub not only carries your weight, it carries the weight of the water in the tub as well. So when you cut a floor joist because your remodel the bathroom, you have just compromised the structure under the bathroom. Plumbers are famous for (2 comments)
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