Roofing and Chimney

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NUMBER OF LAYERS

  • Having two or more layers of roofing materials.

MEMBRANE

  • No membrane being installed at the roof.

FLASHINGS – EDGE

  • Drip edge flashing being damaged, loose, or missing.
  • Drip edge flashing not being properly installed.

ROOF COVERING CONDITION

  • Damaged, missing, or deteriorated shingles.
  • Minor damage from hail, wind, and/or foot traffic.
  • Cracked or broken tiles.
  • Shingles or tiles have been repaired in areas.
  • Shingles are pitted or blistered (result of insufficient ventilation in the attic).
  • Shingles are bulged/bubbled in some areas, which may make it more susceptible to damage.
  • Have minor damage or erosion in some areas.
  • Has developed an “alligatored” appearance due to aging.
  • Shingles that are patched or not sealed.
  • Roof covering materials is nearing the end of its life cycle.
  • Roof covering materials are older on one side.
  • Granule loss from shingles.
  • Has excessive moss or algae growth – Have abrasion damage from tree branches.
  • Vegetation growth on the roof-covering materials.

FLASHINGS – RIDGE

  • The ridge shingles could be bent, corroded, damaged, loose, or missing.
  • There could be exposed nail heads (usually at the ends of the ridge).
  • There could be debris buildup on the ridge.
  • Ridge shingles could be installed or not sealed properly.

FLASHINGS – WALL

  • Wall flashing being damaged, loose, missing, or having exposed nail heads.
  • Wall flashing being installed or sealed improperly.
  • Kick-out flashing that is missing.

FLASHINGS – VENT

  • Vent flashing being bent, corroded, damaged, loose, missing, or having exposed nail heads. There could also be debris buildup.
  • Vent flashing not being installed or sealed properly.

FLASHINGS – VALLEY

  • Valley flashing being bent, corroded, damaged, loose, missing, or having exposed nail heads. There could also be debris buildup in the valley flashing.
  • Valley flashing being installed or not sealed properly.

PLUMBING VENTS

  • The plumbing vent being loose, missing, or capped off.
  • Rubber boot/seal that can be damaged and allow moisture intrusion.
  • Plumbing vents being too close to the valley or too short.
  • Having exposed nail heads that should be sealed (document in vent flashing).

FLUE PIPES

  • Clearance of a flue pipe from swamp cooler or not extending far enough above the roof.
  • The flue pipe being too tall, having corrosion, or not having flashing sealed properly.

SKYLIGHTS

  • Damaged Flashing
  • Broken Seal

CHIMNEY

  • Missing a chimney cap.
  • Cracks in the mortar crown.
  • Damage to the mortar joints in bricks requiring tuck pointing.
  • Chimney being too tall and not being properly braced (over five feet).
  • No cricket being installed if the chimney is 36 inches or larger.

ROOF VENTILATION

  • Not having enough ventilation on the roof.

MOUNTING PENETRATIONS

  • Mounting penetrations not being installed or sealed correctly.

ROOF STRUCTURE

  • Rafters or ridge that is sagged, bowing, or too thin.
  • Decking deflection including roof decking being soft and making crunching/cracking sounds.

ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS – GUTTERS

  • Gutters being bent, damaged, leaking, loose, or missing.
  • Gutters being full of debris.
  • Gutters that are missing end caps.
  • Gutters that need to be reconnected.
  • Gutters that are sloped wrong.
  • Gutters that have corrosion. (Moderate or Severe)
  • Gutters that are in poor condition and that are old/deteriorated.