Home Inspection Flashcard #167

Roof, Asphalt Shingle

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What is a common reason for installation of a roof overlay such as the one shown here under construction?

a. The existing wood board sheathing has lost strength due to long-term wood decay.

b. To reduce heat loss through the roof.

c. Removal and replacement of an older wood roof with a roof-covering material requiring a flatter surface.

d. Fire codes no longer allow gaps in roof sheathing over .25 inch.

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