Oh Yes, The Best Of Intentions

Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Picture this: The homeowner knows there is a roof leak. The homeowner knows that shingles are blown off. So how does the homeowner correct this? Usually in a totally unprofessional manner. The photo below is not an uncommon repair. 

Those shingles laying over the damaged area are vulnerable and this is not the way a roofer would do a repair. New shingles are worked in where the damage was done. They are no plunked down on top. If the old shingles were prone to blowing off before, then how about this conglomeration? Once an inspector sees something like this, the only option is to recommend that the roof be gone over and issues professionally resolved by an experienced roofer.

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Steven L. Smith


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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Yeessshhh---the freaking colors don't even match---what were they thinking!

Nov 13, 2009 06:50 PM #1
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Steve - That looks like a band-aid to me.

Nov 13, 2009 09:21 PM #2
Shoshana Shay
St. Pete Realty - Treasure Island, FL

Maybe they were color-blind as well as oblivious?? Or they had a friend with a few spare shingles... :)

Nov 13, 2009 10:09 PM #3
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Wow.....Glad I posted this. A different color, huh?

Nov 13, 2009 10:24 PM #4
Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

It does appear that those shingles might fly away in the first wind storm.

Nov 14, 2009 12:24 AM #5
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

All that's missing is the Scotch tape, roof tar and the handle to be able to open that trap door.

Nov 14, 2009 11:30 AM #6
Troy Pappas
Safe House Property Inspections - Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Home Inspector

We have the same handymen on the east coast.

Nov 14, 2009 02:15 PM #7
David Helm
Helm Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp

Colors don't bother me, but water leaking in does.  And yes, these DIY idiots live everywhere.

Nov 15, 2009 02:25 PM #8
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