Not Everyone Can Walk on a Roof

 

 

Not everyone can walk on a roof. Let’s face it,  some of us suffer vertigo, Acrophobia, or are just plain chicken.  However, at IHI Home Inspections  great pride is taken in roof top walking. Some home inspectors do not walk the roof. This means that they can only report those details that are seen from the ground.  Here is a little hint… if it isn’t seen, then it isn’t put into the Inspection Report. Think about this for a moment – let’s say there was a hole the size of a quarter in a rooftop vent boot. This might sound like a very nit picky issue if you do not understand the consequences of this find. The significance, is that water, debris, and any other outside element, can get into this boot, and onto your roof, or into your attic. The water damage will  cause your roof to rot. Do you suppose that a home inspector standing on the ground, would see such a detail?  This is a little scary if you are buying a home. Make sure you and your real estate agent know your home inspection options before it is too late.

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