Top Notch roofer, not so much. Give them the boot.

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Top Notch roofer, not so much. Give them the boot.

I was at a home inspection yesterday. The agent told me that the home owner had the Hand hewn shake roof installed about three years ago.

"They come back every year and spray the roof with an insect and linseed oil spray to help protect the shingles"

Sounds like a great way to keep the roof shakes in great shape right?

Not if the yearly maintenance doe's not take place.

The roofing materials including the boots need to be installed correctly from the start.

When this roof was installed Three years ago. The roofer neglected to finish the job the correct way.

Take a look at the way the lead boots were left on the roof! This was not right and never had been right.

Boot not installed correctly.Boot not installed correctly.

There are Eight of these lead boots that were never finished.

Top Notch roofer? I think not. No quality control on this roofing job.

More on this roof and deferred maintenance tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day every One.

This is why you always get a "Home Inspection" by a Honest certified inspector. For the peace of mind. Call Clint at 1-575-706-5586

Have a great day every one.

If you are buying a home and want a very good home or commercial inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.

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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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  1. Roy Kelley 04/27/2014 11:18 PM
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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Clint... it's difficult for homeowners to know what's happening up on the roof!!!  that's why we have home inspectors....it would be wise for one to check out the roof after the job is done and before the final payment is made to the roofer!!

Apr 22, 2014 11:03 PM #1
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Again Clint, you wonder where the homeowners are that would let this happen to their roof!?

Apr 23, 2014 12:11 AM #2
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-Having a inspection done after a major repair is such a great idea to have someone who knows what they're doing inspect the final work before payment is made. Once the payment is made you loose your leverage.

 

Best-Adrian

 

 

Apr 23, 2014 12:12 AM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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That doesn't look good to me Clint. That seller will be having trouble with leaks if it is not fixed soon.

Apr 23, 2014 12:09 PM #4
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Clint and I like comment number ONE ... That's why we have Home Inspectors like ... YOU! Your post has been featured to the group:

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VB

Apr 23, 2014 02:10 PM #5
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Even I can see there is something wrong.  Some people believe anything that is told to them.  Sad for the owner

Apr 23, 2014 07:58 PM #6
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Barbara,

A trust but verify inspection would have been the best route.

Now the calls have to start and the roofer will need to come back.

Have a good day in Franklin.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 08:50 PM #7
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Ginny,

As you can imagine, most home owners never get on the roof to look at any work.

That is why they did need a trust but verify inspection.

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 08:53 PM #8
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Adrian,

A simple follow up when they say they were going to be done would have been the best route. Now they need to get the roofer back out to the home and get the roof taken care of the right way.

Have a great day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 08:55 PM #9
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

So true. Good thing for the owner there has been very little rain here for years.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 08:59 PM #10
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Vegas Bob.

Inspectors are not utilized enough in my opinion.

Too much trust for the contractors. Thanks for featuring this post in Customer Service.

Have a great day in Las Vegas.

Best. Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 09:02 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

Hook line and sinker. Sad part is they come back each year to spray the roof and no one ever took the time to finish the job.

Enjoy the day selling homes in Rogers.

Best, Clint McKie

Apr 23, 2014 09:04 PM #12
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

How does the homeowner know that the roofer screwed up Clint?

Apr 23, 2014 09:25 PM #13
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Good morning Clint....arggggg

I'm actually dealing with roof/chimney issues right now!!! 

Apr 23, 2014 09:27 PM #14
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Same old, same old.  Crap work here is crap work there.  These people are rip-off artists.

The proper topical treatment used will deter insects.  There is no "insect control" in any cedar-shake-approved protectant.

And linseed oil should NEVER be used on a cedar shake roof!

This is a great resource:

http://www.cedarbureau.org/cms-assets/documents/45094-350971.cmbrochure2011.pdf

 

Apr 23, 2014 10:41 PM #15
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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 ....All I can say is amazing!

One of the chapters in your book could be ...Just Roofs!

Have a great day in Carlsbad!

Apr 23, 2014 10:45 PM #16
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Clint: What a shame and by the looks of things there is plenty of re-work to be done on this roof.

Apr 24, 2014 08:07 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs. We always recommend a professional home inspection.

Apr 27, 2014 09:57 PM #18
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