Pre-drywall Home Inspection in Cary NC - Home Inspector found roof defects

Home Inspector with Clear Choice Home Inspections, Inc

We recently completed a pre-drywall Home Inspection in Cary NC (just outside of Raleigh NC) and discovered some surprising roofing defects.  As Raleigh NC Home Inspectors, we look carefully at roof flashings due to their importance for keeping moisture from traveling behind siding and under the roof.  This new home was missing the kick-out flashing where a lower roof section met with a house wall.  Bare wood was visible (a dormer to the right of this area will direct water right at the bare wood).  If not corrected, large amounts of water could enter this area and cause significant damage to areas behind the siding.  A major repair to this Cary NC home would have ensued.  We also noted a lack of shingles all together on a rake return, a break in flashing in another area, a few torn shingles and several shingles that were not lying flat.  As always, Home Inspections are important on new Raleigh houses and surrounding areas of Cary, Clayton NC, Wake Forest, Apex, etc. 


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Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

Some people think new homes don't need an inspection. Using that logic, a new car wouldn't need a manufacturers warranty, either.

Nov 28, 2008 02:43 AM #1
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

You would think that with the market being slower than it was a few years ago that the home builders would not be rushing and overlook something like that.

Nov 28, 2008 03:51 AM #2
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