Unprofessional Roofing 101, And How This Home Inspector Could Tell
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Unprofessional Roofing 101, and how this home inspector could tell. It took him about 5 minutes.The house information said, "New roof!"And from the street it looked great, roof and gutters.But a home inspection is to try to take a close look at things.So this home inspector did look closely.Even from the street the plumbing penetration on the left of the above photo looked fried.And having a closer look it was!This collar is probably original to the house, from the 80s.It has been reused. So had the other one.A professional roofer would have put on new collars. See the roof tar? This home inspector thought that there had probably been repairs inside because of previous leaking. He was right.Looking at the left side of the roof the shingles were not only poorly cut but did not exte...