How to take a 50 year roof and make it a one year roof!

Home Inspector with NCW Home Inspections, LLC

How to take a 50 year roof and make it a one year roof! Chelan Home Inspection Service

One of the saddest things to see is when someone takes a very good material and basically destroys it with the installation.

On a recent Wenatchee Home Inspection I come up to the home and see they have heavy architectural grade shingle installed. From the ground I could see some signs of potential issues but when I got on the roof the true story became apparent.

                                   Poor Roofing Installation- Wenatchee Home Inspection

The roofers had over driven the nails (shot through the roofing material) and the roof was coming apart.  This is why some will insist on hand nailing versus using nail guns.

                                  Shingle Slide from over-driven nails

At the ridge I guess they could not afford any more ridge singles so they used field shingles. Hmm really!

                                                          Improper Ridge Shingles

In another area they installed the field shingles so they buckled.

                           Shingles Buckling

I really think “Uncle Bob” could handle this better.

One major point to remember if you have a roof installed if you expect to have any warranty for defects the roof has to be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's specification. When hiring a contractor a warranty for the installation should be in hand.

Well we can safely say the warranty on this roof is null and void.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Albert Einstein

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James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful

Jun 19, 2012 12:03 PM #1
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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James. Thank you. I think your comment got cut off.  I looked you up and you are in Colorado, very nice there.

Jun 19, 2012 12:12 PM #2
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Don, I am seeing this overnailing so much I am beginning to think the only solution is to outlaw nail-gunning shingles.

Jun 20, 2012 04:34 PM #3
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Charlie, I see this often also. Really is a shame. It really is just carelessness. 

Jun 21, 2012 01:36 AM #4
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