Category Archives: Roof

When the inspector is on the roof it is important to make sure that the roof is properly ventilated. There are a number of different ways to ventilate a roof and if it appears that it is insufficient make sure to call it out as a defect in the inspection report. Please review the entire […]

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While the inspector is on the roof they should check all mounting penetrations to make sure that everything appears to be properly installed. Inspection of most items like solar panels and evaporative coolers is outside the scope of a general home inspection, but the inspector should still check to make sure that it is mounted […]

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Welcome to “In The Field” with Jim Hardin, where you can learn about real situations that happened out in the field during a home inspection. This will be a great resource for both new and experienced inspectors to learn about a wide variety of different obstacles that a home inspector could experience while out in […]

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While the inspector is at the roof they will want to check for the number of layers that are present on the roof. It can sometimes be difficult to make this determination so pay close attention to the pictures provided in this training post and if you are ever not sure of how many layers […]

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Welcome to “In The Field” with Jim Hardin, where you can learn about real situations that happened out in the field during a home inspection. This will be a great resource for both new and experienced inspectors to learn about a wide variety of different obstacles that a home inspector could experience while out in […]

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Customer Complaint: “During my inspection there was no mention from the inspector about the moss that is growing on the roof out of the siding. This was missed and I would like a refund”.  While inspecting the roof, the inspector will also want to make sure to check the siding. On a recent inspection, the […]

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Please review the video below with InterNACHI Certified Master Inspector Dirck Parsons to learn the proper procedure for how to inspect the roof during the course of the home inspection.

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CUSTOMER COMPLAINT – The client came home after the home inspection and the water at the shower was not working. The client also stated that the power was out at the property when they returned home and they had to go out to the electrical panel to flip the main breaker to the “on” position. The […]

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On the surface it sounds great; a quickie roof and good R-value. Those are two of the selling points of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing, but this type of roof isn’t a perfect fit for all, or even most, commercial buildings. The standard SPF roofing application consists of three components, the substrate (often your roof […]

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The modified bitumen torch down roof consists of layers of fiberglass and polyester with bitumen that are added to the tar to produce excellent waterproofing capabilities. Sheets are torched down during the installation process, using flame torches that melt the asphalt and join the layers together, which is the origin of “torch down roofing”. The […]

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