Would You Accept This?

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Home Inspector with Square One Home Inspection

I was looking through some home inspection defect photos the other night. I happened to come across a couple of diamonds in the rough. I though I would get some opinions on them from my friends here at AR.

Ripon area home inspector photo

I am wondering what you guys think about this from a realtors standpoint. What would you suggest to the buyer in this situation, and also what would you suggest to the home seller.

This home inspection was from a year or so back, and I just stumbled across the pics again, but they did get me to thinking. I wondered why it hadn't just been repaired before sale, but none of my business.

So, what do you guys think?

Fond du Lac Home Inspector Roof Inspection

Obviously, my report called for the roof to be repaired. I just wonder why this wasn't done before hand. How did the seller let a contractor do this to his home, or did the seller do it himself? Let me know what you think from both sides of the table here guys, I am curious.

Thanks!!

 

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Ian A Niquette

 www.squareonehomeinspection.com

 Square One Home Inspection proudly serves Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Marquette, Columbia, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties. Complete home inspections and Radon testing available.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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That is so much worse than what I have ever seen here.  That is incredible.

Oct 27, 2009 01:18 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Those look like jobs that were not finished completely. I hope they weren't contractors' work.

Oct 27, 2009 01:19 AM #2
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Ian Niquette
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Hey guys, this is one of the worst I have seen from a 'finished' standpoint. I don't know if it was a contractor or not. But, how could the home owner not have it finished? It had been in this state for a while. Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 27, 2009 01:23 AM #3
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Charles Buell
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Ian, is that upper section missing its ridge vent---or just not capped?  Nice overhang:)

Oct 27, 2009 02:24 AM #4
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Ian Niquette
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Charles, actually neither. The shingles from the other side were just flapped over the ridge and nailed down. Nice, hey?

Oct 27, 2009 03:02 AM #5
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Maybe they saw the rains coming---decided to safet he vent cap for another day and then---one day led to the next:)

Then again---perhaps they just screwed up:)

Oct 27, 2009 08:21 AM #6
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Ian - I think that in both cases the person didn't go back to finish the work for one reason or another. To be honest with you, I'm surprised the wind didn't pull off the overhanging shingles.

Oct 27, 2009 10:45 AM #7
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Ian Niquette
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Charles-These shingles had been in this state for a few years, I found this out after the fact.

Suesan-There were a few spots on another edge where they had blown off the roof.

 

Oct 27, 2009 12:24 PM #8
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In such cases around here, I often find that a roofing contractor did the work, and it's usually on a little old lady's home. After all, she's not going to climb up on the roof to see if the roofing contractor did the job right. I mean, after all, who would take advantage of a sweet little old lady?

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Nov 24, 2009 03:04 AM #9
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