Originally Posted By: Ben Gromicko
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Today, I inspected a hole for a house. There were multiple layers of shingles, possibly four layers on one section of the house asphalt shingle roof. One section of the roof was over the rear screened porch. When looking from the ridge, the roof appeared to be in good shape, a little old and curling, but sound. But the porch roof was not readily accessible from the rest of the house roof. So I decided to get down and look from below (from inside the porch).
Holy Cow Pati. The roof structure was unsound. Rafters and the deck were rotted away from prior roof leaks. There were sections of the rafters that were sagging in pieces. Mold and fungi was growing on the underside of the porch roof structure - that's how bad it was.
How does one inspect a roof without falling through?
Please don't say that you don't walk on the roof, or ya use binoculars? That's bogus.
Benjamin John Gromicko
NACHI & ASHI Member