I’m still in the learning phase, not practicing yet. Just wondering, is it more widely expected that you walk on every roof, if not most? InterNACHI courses and SOP suggest that you should inspect from ground level or from the eaves, Ben has said in numerous videos you shouldn’t walk on tiles, etc. so as a beginner, they clearly give off the impression not to walk on roofs. However, most videos I’ve seen, including of Ben himself, are of inspectors walking on roofs (including certain tiles). Is this just like a “tell them not to for legal reasons but they will know that they have to and we won’t be held responsible for telling them to” kind of thing?
Lastly, and this is somewhat unrelated, but when you inspect roof covering of say asphalt shingles for example, and you find an under driven fastener or even one that came out of the shingle, do you fasten it in and/or replace that nail for good practice reasons or do you just note it and leave the nail out leaving potential for greater damage if you leave it out?
Thanks for your time. I just can’t see value in a roof inspection without getting up there and touching, moving tiles, jiggling caps, etc.