*Any part of the roof that does not discharge (run-off) directly is said to have a design flaw *AND…any point where run-off has to change direction to leave the roof is also a design flaw.
Please tell me you’re kidding. Every higher end property I inspect has a complicated roof design that usually has one if not several direction changes. Since I’m giving out these books with every inspection, technically speaking I have to write up these direction changes as flaws or can be found liable if one leaks.
I completely agree that direction changes are a bad idea but a design flaw?
It would depend upon who designed it. A homeowner who designs and adds his own wing to a house and creates these roofing conditions has certainly erred.
When an engineer has submitted his plans and drawings to an AHJ who has approved them…and the roof was built according to this plan…it would take another professional engineer to declare the design “flawed”.
I’ll do that…thanks Nick. Do you see what I mean though…how such a statement can cause a problem?
I love the books and the price is awesome so I’ll surely keep issuing them, but I need some advice on how to handle the situation in the event of a leak in one of those areas and the client happens to actually read the book.