I’m sure most of us have run across just plain old, worn out roofs. Sometimes the clients/sellers are aware of the problem and this has been part of the negotiations prior to the inspection (not that we should care about that) and sometimes not. I often explain that roofs are a lot like car tires…they eventually wear out and no one likes buying new ones, and they are expensive. It would be wise to get 3 estimates from licensed roofing contractors for the cost of replacement in the future.
In the current condition, the** roof does not leak**, shingles laying flat, but asphalt backing is exposed. Over time, this condition will accelerate the deterioration of the roofing system leading to eventual failure. Just curious how others report this. Defect and need of immediate replacement? Maintenance-Monitor for eventual replacement? Or something else?
Not sure how other States define the word “defect”, but in Wisconsin, “Defect” means a condition that would have a significant adverse effect on the value of the Property; that would significantly impair the health or safety of future occupants of the Property; or that if not repaired, removed or replaced would significantly shorten or adversely affect the expected normal life of the premises.