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.