Another bad roof inspection. This contractor needs more training.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

 

Another bad roof inspection. This contractor needs more training.

At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

It is becoming very popular with home owners that have a new roof installed to get a roof inspection before the final payment is made to the contractor.

This actually makes very good sense. You want the job to be correct. This is why you get a  "Trust but Verify Inspection".

This roof was completed by the contractor. Or so they thought.

The home owner who wanted to tell me who installed the roof, I stopped them before they could tell me.

I told them it doesn’t matter who installed the roof I was there to inspect it.

Keep in mind this is not the same contractor that did the last roof I did an inspection of.

Take a look at what I found when inspecting this

"DONE ROOFING JOB"

As you can see they “Forgot the even install the boot for the water heater exhaust.

Unattached boot.

Then there are other issues for the roofer. They need to learn how to cut the panels properly and then seal and flash them correctly as well.

This here shot we have a vent for the attic that was cut very nicely, but it as not sealed and the cap seemed to be missing.

Duct tape Really?

Open vent. Cap missing.

The fireplace stack was really bad. Take a look.

Chimney stack not sealed and more.

 

This roofing company has along way to go to get to the status as a good roofing installer.

Remember if having work done by a contractor.

Get a "trust but verify inspection" You will be glad you did.

Have a great day every One.

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Clint  McKie

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Comments (20)

Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Clint, who does these inspections?  I recently had a new roof on my house and the roofer did not want to accept payment until it had been thoroughly inspected! 

Jun 17, 2013 06:55 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

With some people, it doesn't matter how much training they have.  They are going to do it their way and that's that...............

Jun 17, 2013 07:34 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

A general inspector like myself can do these roof inspections along with various other installs. It's simple. Just call your local home inspection company for a roof inspection. Always get a "Trust but verify inspection".

Have a great evening in Rockwall Texas.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 17, 2013 07:44 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Mr. Bond.

You can say that again. But don't I don't want the word to get out it's O.K. to keep this kind of work going on.

Have a very good evening in Fairport Harbor, Ohio my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 17, 2013 07:47 AM
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

wow! this was a really bad one!!! guess some people are just plain stubborn!!!

have a great night

Rob

Jun 17, 2013 10:46 AM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Rob,

Where have you been? I have not seen a post from you in a while.

Take care my friend in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 17, 2013 11:48 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Clint did I read the word(s) DUCT TAPE in your post?  If so Uncle Bob is back God bless him.  :)

Jun 17, 2013 08:18 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Not on this job, Uncle Bob Did'nt work on this one. And yes it is duct tape on the vent. Crazy .

Have a good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 17, 2013 08:28 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Wow Clint.  Don't these roof's have to get inspected after the work is done?

Jun 17, 2013 08:48 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Clint, the pictures make me shudder on the work done...that is why you reach out to others on professionals who do excellent roofing jobs.

Jun 17, 2013 08:49 PM
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

What a shame to have a nice new metal roof... that leaks like a sieve!!

Jun 17, 2013 09:29 PM
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Clint, I sure wish I would not see that exact stuff so often. And I have noticed it is almost always on an exposed fastener roof. Rarely do I see this on a standing seam roof.

Jun 18, 2013 05:33 AM
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 ....It still amazes me what you find ....will contractors ever stop cutting corners?

Great post!

Have a great night in Carlsbad!

Jun 18, 2013 10:46 AM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Boy, is that crap work!  That water heater vent is way too low and they didn't appear to seal the dryer vent (or bathroom, whatever that little one is).  Like I said, crap work!

Jun 18, 2013 08:43 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

Only if they call me for an inspection. In most cases there is never a permit that was obtained for the job. They just did it and moved on.

Have a good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:43 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

You know as well as I know it's all about saving a couple of dollars when having work done. Now they have to pay twice for the same work. Cheaper is not always better.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:45 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Fred,

I did like the fact they did use new metal. I had one that thye had used, used metal to save money for the client. Not good with all the extra holes in the materials.

Have a good day in the Tampa area my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:47 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Donald,

There is more pride installing a standing seam roof. The job is critical as to how it is installed and how it looks.

I think this is why they just throw on the exposed fasteners where ever they can.

Have a wonderful day in the Great Northwest my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:49 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Rob,

And they won't till they get fines for not completing the job correctly. But the fines are not going to be any time soon.

Have a great day in Bristol.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:51 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

There was a long list of issues with the roofing work. the Contractors need to come back and finish the job.

Have a great day in Bristow my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jun 18, 2013 09:52 PM