NUMBER OF LAYERS
- Having two or more layers of roofing materials.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Damaged Flashing
- Broken Seal
- 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.
- Not having enough ventilation on the roof.
- Mounting penetrations not being installed or sealed correctly.
- 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.