Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M. #2

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Are the good days really over for good? Home inspection Hobbs N. M. #2

When there are issues with a home that gets a home inspection there becomes the quandary of what to do next.

The issues become in most cases an issue the selling agent or listing agent needs to deal with sooner or later.

Even though Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico likes to find those "Ah Ha Moments when inspecting".

It creates a possible nightmare for the listing agent.

Like in the first post see it here. http://actvra.in/49jP

The contractors used on this home were not in focus when they did the work to the home.

Let's take a look at the new roof that was installed a couple of years ago.

Number one issue is that they did an overlay. This will save costs for the owners, but it will have a effect on the home over the years. Reducing the life expectancy of the new roof.

Especially when the venting is not what is is supposed to be. The can vents were never removed but just shingled around. they were never checked to see if they were even in operational shape.

Take a look at this can vent with a view from the attic.

Can vent not cut out properly.

This can vent hole was anly about 2/3 of what it was supposed to be. This limits the flow of air from the attic.

This next shot is of the ridge venting that was installed and is worthless.

Installed ridge venting on home.Why do you ask if it is worthless?

The ridge venting was not cut out to allow for the air flow.

This 2,000 SQFT home has only Two 12x16 gable vents that are actually installed correctly.

This means the home is in need of proper attic venting. Why was the ridge venting installed and not cut out?

There must have been no permit pulled on the roof install either.

This shoddy workmanship should have been found by the local inspector. But with no permit. No inspection.

So the question remains.

Are the good days really over for good?

 

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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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Rob Thomas
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Clint,

This is a great tip post. thank you for sharing

have a great night

Rob

Jan 12, 2014 05:17 AM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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How could someone not know that the ridge vents need to be cut for the air to flow through Clint, that's just crazy.

Jan 12, 2014 06:04 AM #8
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 Good morning, Clint. Are we venting again? – LOL

I do have to agree with you, I see this quite often myself.

Jan 12, 2014 06:18 PM #9
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Conrad Allen
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No there not.  You will always be in demand Clint.

Jan 12, 2014 07:36 PM #10
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James Dray
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Come on Clint you are alive and above ground.  If I can breathe, walk and talk regardless of what happens good or bad it's going to be a good day.  I'm sure there are builders etc and people who care like you out there its just a matter of findign them.  Have a good day sir. 

Jan 12, 2014 08:12 PM #11
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Ginny Gorman
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Clint, I always recommend a home inspector and if they don't want an inspection I have them sign off they are waiving it...items like you have found take a keen building eye!

Jan 12, 2014 09:42 PM #12
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian.

That is the issues with a lot of jobs done by hurry up contractors. Looks good but fail the inspection.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:00 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 Lenn,

Not only costly for the seller, but try and get the contractor back out there to finish the job correctly would not be an easy task. Many would refuse to do so even if they are dead wrong with the job.

Have a nice week ahead in Loudoun County.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:02 PM #14
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

This is the second home in two months that have had the ridge cap installed and not cut out.

Lazy? Yes. Cutting the corners to save time and money.

Have a nice week ahead in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:04 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 Jeffery,

I'm just doing what I am supposed to be doing when inspecting homes. But after the inspection, the contractors want to blame me for getting the call back.

Have a great day and thanks for the comment.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:06 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Anita,

Ithink it's all about today and the costs. I don't know if the contractor got a permit, but if they did the local building inspector didn't do his job if they did get a permit.

My thinking is they did not get one.

Have a really good week ahead in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:09 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 David,

This seems to happen all the time around here. I was a builder and contractor for decades and never did this kind of crappy work. I always wanted to pass inspection.

Have  nice day and a good week in Colorado.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:11 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 Rob,

Passing on a few tips on what to look for when listing a home. This would give the sellers a heads up in advance.

Have a nice day in Bristol today my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:12 PM #19
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Joan Cox
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Clint, are there no City inspections to verify when a new roof is installed?    I just had one installed, and had to have an inspection.

Jan 12, 2014 10:19 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Tom,

Yes they do know better than to leave the venting like this. But when there is lack of supervision....things like this happens. If the boss was there, it is just plain wrong he let this happen.

Have a great day and week in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:37 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 Michael,

Why are so many contractors cutting so many corners? No pride left anywhere in the contracting world? Is that it?

Have a good day in Brentwood my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:39 PM #22
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hey Conrad,

As long as there are homes sold, the inspection process needs to be in place to keep contractors honest.

A trust but verify inspection should have been completed.

Have a nice day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:41 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi James,

Finding them and then having them perform to expectations is the key.

Have a good day in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:43 PM #24
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Ginny,

That's all you can do.

Have a great week ahead in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:44 PM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

That's because they did get a permit. When they don't there would be no follow up inspection. Not good.

Have a great day after the Bronco's win in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 12, 2014 10:46 PM #26
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