My appointment this morning was for a new construction home built by Ryan Homes, which is a pretty big builder here in these areas. I am probably one of the most nit picky inspectors around here from what I am told (Guess that’s a good thing for my clients) and I could only find a couple of tiny little issues with this place. There was an area on the rear kitchen roof that had ventilation fans installed. The course of shingles that covered the top edge was notched at the bottom of the shingle flaps to accomidate for the vent housing. No big deal, but there was a little bit of the flashing showing and I was concerned that it could be a potenial moisture intrusion point. I pointed it out to the client and the builder and expessed my concerns about it possibly causing problems in the future.
Here’s what made my jaw drop…
The builder gets on his phone and calls the roofer that was working in the developement on a different house and tells him about the problem. I was immediately expecting to defend myself and my findings to the builder and roofer. Next thing I know, about 5 minutes later (no exageration) the roofer pulls up out front with his ladder and a tube of roof sealing compound and fixes what I called out. I typically have defend myself and my finding to builders whenever I call into question any workmanship issues or inappropriate use of materials. I never expected that to happen! The builder was totally professional and did not take offense to something being called out.
All in all the place didn’t have anything major wrong with it, just minor stuff that the builder agreed to have fixed that afternoon or by Monday.
It sure is nice to get these kind of inspections. I just wish they were all that easy!