The roof is on. Lets clean it up. It's on, but is it done right?

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

The roof is on. Lets clean it up. It's on, but is it done right?

It seems I find more and more homes with repaired roofs. By this I mean there are more and more homes with just one section of the roof that has been replaced as opposed to the entire roof.

I'm sure this is a cost saving measure by the home owners at the time of needing the roofing repaired and or replaced.

Remember as a roofing contractor, you need to make sure the roofing you did install is better than the roofing you took off the home in the first place.

You have to check then double check the work of your crew to see if EVERYTHING was done correctly.

And I di mean everything. The last thing a home owner or contractor wants is to have to call the contractor back to the home for "issues" that had come up in the recent past.

Remember this, "You are only as good as your last job".

let's take a look at the roofing the contractor left without checking the job.

Unsealed and folded shingles on roof.

The shingles should have been checked for the proper seal before leaving the job site.

More folded and un sealed shingles.

Here we have more of the same. Thank goodness for the home owner it has not really rained here for now about three years.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday everyone.

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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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Ginny Gorman
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Clint, i am so glad that i have a great contractor as a son to inspect my home!

Feb 02, 2013 10:45 PM #7
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint - pretty unbelievable repair, I'm not sure how they every thought this would last?

 

Best-Adrian

Feb 02, 2013 11:56 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

I hope they get replaced and not just flipped back over with some goop and a few nails.

Feb 03, 2013 03:35 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Clint ....that's amazing ...just amazing! Have a great night in Carlsbad!
Feb 03, 2013 08:10 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

It's important to have a consistent pattern for checking!

Once I inspected a house with a "new roof!" and found that only the shingles on the street side were replaced.  The rear of the house was a mess.  That's right, no one will notice.

Feb 03, 2013 06:58 PM #11
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Clint I've seen issues with the roofs but frankly this is a first for me.  Uncle Bob even said he was not part of that one. 

Feb 03, 2013 07:21 PM #12
Rainer
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  It hasn't rained for three years.  Really?

Feb 03, 2013 07:47 PM #13
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

Replacing the whole roof would have been the way to go. But I think the cost was the prohibiting factor here.

Have a great day in Tampa.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 07:48 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

This was a half job that lacked a good half job. More could have been done to complete the work for longevity.

Have a good day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 07:51 PM #15
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Mr. Bond.

No not too many will actually look at the roof once completed. Most will simply say, Here's your check.

Have a good day in Fairport Harbor my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 07:53 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello ANITA,

Many contractors don't think they will ever get caught. There are many of them that have been doing this kind of work for years and think it's the way it should be done. Sad but true.

Have a great week ahead in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 07:55 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

Now your son should take care of you like a service pro should. It should be the same for everyone everywhere. But it's not.

Have a great week and Monday in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 07:57 PM #18
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

They went from the 25 year shingles to a cheaper 20 year product. Now they will pay the price about the awful install.

Have a good day in Seattle and Bothell.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:00 PM #19
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Want to place a bet on that? I think you are exactly right.

Have a great week ahead in Reno my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:01 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

The fun never stops. I get to share all kinds of stupid stuff from contractors who think they are contractors.

Have a great day and week ahead in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:02 PM #21
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

And what's wrong with curb appeal? That's all hey were looking for. They were not worried about the back side.LOL

Have a good day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:04 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

There are a lot of issues with roofs everywhere. No matter if he worked them or not.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:05 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 Conrad,

That's true, we are in a severe drought here. I hope we get some rain very soon.

Have a good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 03, 2013 08:07 PM #24
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Clint -- we had a contractor put up a roof for us, and I thought they were doing it wrong, but they said - this is right.  Fortunately they were still around after the first big windstorm, and got to come back and fix things that had flown apart.

Feb 04, 2013 02:54 AM #25
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs.  More very good reasons to have a professional home inspection.

Have an outstanding week!

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