I just finished the course and as you all know the recommendation is to not walk tile roofs. Living in the S.W it seems as though the majority of the houses are now two story with tile roofs. I have walked the roofs in each case with one exception and that was because my ladder just wouldn’t reach. Each time I found exposed timber that could only be seen by laying down and looking back under the tile.
Many of these homes have fire places and I don’t see how anyone can inspect a chimney from a ladder. Some house you can’t even see the chimney unless you are on the roof.
The course also stated that all roofs should have drip edge flashing. I see many new homes with tile roofs and no metal drip edge flashing. Instead they use 1" x 5/8" lumber nailed to the top of the facia.
Would most of you stay off the roof? Would you call out the lack of metal drip edge flashing? What would you say about the chimney flashing on a roof you didn’t walk?