Hi guys & gals,
I need some help identifying the deficiencies with this tile roof I inspected yesterday. I’m not very well versed in tile roofs. I know the obvious things like the broken/cracked, slipping & lifted tiles are an issue, but what about cracked &/or missing pointing or the ridge/hip tiles installed opposite of the slope? Are these things a big deal or is it just cosmetic? The missing pointing just screams “wind please take me away”. Its clearly sloppy work, but what is critical and what is cosmetic? I don’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill, but there just looks to be a lot not right about this installation. Especially for a $1M new construction home.
No I did not walk on the roof. I typically don’t as I’m not confident enough to ensure I don’t do more harm than good. Also this builder prohibits inspectors from walking the roof, no matter the materials. However I used my ladder at various locations, my 60x zoom camera, windows where available & even the house next door that was still under construction.
Thank you for your assistance!