My findings consisted of the following;
Moisture has penetrated into the building envelope as a result of improper
flashing details as well as poor architectural design.
There is evidence that moisture is behind the EIFS.
The shingles have prematurely aged as a result of improper roof venting.
Gutters are undersized nor are they properly fastened and/or sloped.
There is at least 43 feet of fascia that needs to be replaced along with 400 feet of drip edge that needs to be installed.
There is at least 64 sq. feet of sheathing that needs to be replaced and possibly rafters themselves will have to repaired or replaced.
Unable to determine how much insulation and drywall will have to be removed but just inside the garage alone I can account for 60 square feet.
The stone chimney is FUBAR and same needs to be reframed (somehow).
I just spent 3 hours with the contractor trying to figure out how to properly address all the issues including reframing and determining better flashing techniques to
ensure that moisture does not enter the building envelope around the chimney.
I know there are some other issues that I have not mentioned but what I have seen so far the owner is looking at a price tag of at least $20,000 which does not include any problems associated with moisture that has infiltrated behind the EIFS.
(if that is the case then you are talking some serious $$$)
I love building and inspecting homes…it is truly a joy yet when you come across something like this… it makes you wonder how in the world did so many people miss the obvious. What in the world was the architect thining, why did not builderThe not pointed out the problem when he looked a the blueprints or the framing contractor point out how the basterd hip was resulting in a valley dying into the chimney, how the installed the stone that close to the edge of the eaves is beyond me, the roofer had to be on crack to even want to attempt to roof such a screwed up design… so many people either were total dumbarses or simply didn’t care. Here you have a multimillion dollar home that was designed to fail and indeed has failed… what a shame.
The pitch of the roof is a 10/12 & 12/12 (basterd hip). I enjoy walking roofs, I just have to be careful as I have weak ankles from playing sports. Cougar paws indeed are the answer, if you have the nerve or stupidity.
I am not worried about the fall so much as the sudden stop…however I do have a nice size life insurance on myself… I just tell my buddies if the fall doesnt kill me…please take me back up and drop me until it does, my wife would certainly appreciate it. If anyone wants to take out some additional life insurance, we can make some sort of a deal where my kids get a portion of the policy.
If he gets the job, I will take some more pictures once the roof is torn off.