I performed an inspection about 2 weeks ago where I discovered the garage door did not reverse. It was an older opener and there were no electric eyes part of the original installation. I reported the door as a defect because there was no reverse system in operation.
About a week later, I received a call from the Buyers Agent asking me to clarify the door. I told him about and e-mailed him the section of the Wisconsin Standards of Practice that requires and Inspector shall observe and describe the condition of the following:
RL 134.03.5.4 Garage door operators, including whether any garage door operator automatically reverses or stops when meeting reasonable resistance during closing.
He asked how much it would cost to fix something like this and I told him I didn’t know, but a whole new opener is only $150 at a big box store.
I talked with this agent today and I asked him about this situation and he told me it turned into a real pain in the *ss. He then asked me if I inspected homes for what they are or what they should be. I told him that if there is a device that is safety related (eg. GFCI that doesn’t externally trip or garage doors that don’t reverse) installed and not working it is a safety defect.
He mentioned that there are other inspectors in this area that would not have noted this as a defect.
How you you report this non-reversing or stopping garage door???