By Jay Lloyd, Allpro Home Inspection
(Cape Coral Florida)
This is the ceiling of a home I recently inspected. The previous homeonwer fancied himself a roofer and thought county permits were a waster of money. Metal roofing is quite expensive and when installed properly can last a lifetime. When done incorrectly, can ruin a home very quickly. I walked the roof first and noticed the DIY installed the metal roof backwards, allowing water to run straight in at every seam. The entire home was rife with moisture stains which tested as active leaks. This is an example of the deterioration caused by a poorly installed roof.