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Old 12/6/18, 4:32 PM
William watson William watson is offline
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While inspecting the home guttering system I came across warped bent and clogged gutters the pitch was knocked out of alignment which in return is causing standing water causing waterto just stay and overflow onto the ground will cause moisture and mold and cause damage to the roof shingles and fascia and and will cause damage 2 Foundation and other areas of the home! The gutter will need to be replaced as soon as possible and all other gutters will need to be cleaned out and checked for proper drainage and alignment

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Old 12/6/18, 4:33 PM
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In this photo you will see a variation of components. First, the roof is snow covered and is to dangerous to walk. This roof utilizes a 3 tab asphalt shingle, and this was observed from the deck on the north side. The gutters are full of debris and not draining properly. There are visible signs of water intrusion and wood rot forming on the fascia due to lack of draining. The vent pipe flashing appears to be installed correctly, however there is a chip at the end of the vent pipe. These issues should be addressed by a professional contractor.

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Old 12/6/18, 4:50 PM
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From the Illustration Gallery I choose the "Chimney Flashing" diagram. In this diagram, the chimney should have flashing on all four sides to adequately protect it from water penetration. On the back side closest to roof ridge requires a head flashing be installed to divert water around it and down. To continue diverting water away and protecting the chimney, step flashing should be installed down both sides of the chimney. Also, after the step flashing is installed, you will want to add the counter flashing which is to be inserted into the mortar joints at least 1" and sealed. Lastly, you will need the Apron flashing at the bottom side of the chimney to finished directing water down and away. It is important to check for all types of flashing required for chimneys to fully protect them and your roof.

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Old 12/6/18, 6:33 PM
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Valley shows excessively more wear than surrounding roof material by indication of missing tabs on shingles. The impact of this is the valleys may leak over time. The recommendation would be to Have the roof covering further inspected and repaired or replaced by qualified contractor

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Old 12/6/18, 6:56 PM
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I read Inspecting Solar Roofing Shingles. I learned about photovoltaic Cell shingles and how to approach them in a home inspection. As building and local towns; cities; and governments become more energy conscious we as home inspectors are going to see more of this style of roof and will need greater knowledge to convey to our clients.

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Old 12/6/18, 7:57 PM
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Missing and displaced shingles were noted during the inspection that were part of the ridge vent system. A qualified contractor should be employed to repair this roof covering defect. Proper roofing techniques and fasteners should be used to refasten replacement shingles to this defect.

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Old 12/6/18, 8:03 PM
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Roofing systems rely heavily on the underlayment used. There are 3 basic types of underlayment: asphalt saturated felt, rubberized asphalt and non bitumen synthetic. The most commonly used underlayment is asphalt saturated felt paper which is water resistant however not water proof.

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Old 12/6/18, 8:36 PM
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In this image we have a roof with 3 tab fiberglass asphalt shingles. Along the ridge and just below it we can see several missing shingles as well as a moderate degree of granule loss. Recommend further evaluation by a licensed roofing contractor.

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Old 12/6/18, 9:50 PM
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The article i read describes flashings and their associated inspections. It describes how flashings have to be corrosion-resistant and installed in a manner that prevents moisture entry. An inspector must not always look for one method of flashing installation as multiple methods can be used. All the inspector must do is to confirm that a flashing has been installed in a manner that will prevent moisture entry as well as looking for any corrosion.

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Old 12/6/18, 11:06 PM
Juan Delgado Juan Delgado is offline
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10 Easy ways to save money and energy in your home.

there are several ways and simple actions you can take to save money and energy in your home. You can save money by tax refunds given by your state and local government for implementing some of these changes in your home and the use of less energy of your home saves you money as well. to include with saving you money, these energy changed help reduce pollution and also improves the comfort levels in your home. some easy was for improving your home can be as simple as installing ceiling fans and changing your air filters regularly. using a programmable thermostat and setting your thermostat to an appropriate temperature. sealing your home, especially around your doors and windows is one of the most important ways and easy way to start.

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Old 12/7/18, 12:23 AM
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The asphalt shingle roof coverings are damaged from hail impact. You will notice the impact where granular loss is occurring. This defect functional damage as hail impact can reduce the useful life of the asphalt roof covering. Recommend further evaluation and replacement by a qualified roofing contractor.

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Old 12/7/18, 12:28 AM
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Not all roofs are designed to be water proof. In fact, most roofs are intended to be water resistant. A common roof covering material is asphalt. Asphalt roofs are intended to be water resistant. They are best used on roofs of 4/12 slope, but can be installed on 2/12 slope as long as manufacturer installation instructions are adhered to.

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Old 12/7/18, 12:57 AM
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On this masonry chimney, step flashing is correctly let into the mortar joints. Steps do not align with shingle courses at a 1:1 ratio. There is an open seam at the rear corner that should be caulked. Mortar between bricks is worn but solid. Chimney cap has weathered and worn back from the edge of the brick but shows no cracks. There is evidence of prior repairs to chimney cap.

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Old 12/7/18, 2:49 AM
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This roof has two layers of asphalt shingles attached to it. I do see the drip edge attached to the eaves and rakes of the roof even though it is painted to match the house. I also see flashing around the other openings on top of the roof

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Old 12/7/18, 2:59 AM
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Chimney Flashing is important so that water does not get stuck on the roof creating damage. Head flashing goes behind the chimney while apron flashing goes in front of the chimney. Counter flashing should be attached to mortar joint and then the step flashing.

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