This question was found in the InterNACHI Practice Test.
Would you diagnose and report this, or would you just report what you see? What are you thoughts on making a statement regarding the possible reasons for component failure in your reports?
How would you write the narrative for this observation? How detailed should the narrative be? Would you include details such as the well-ventilated attic?
It seems the question in the image is contrary to the things I’ve read: that an inspector should just report what they see. Of course, we should be informed enough to diagnose issues so we can try to trace the problem back to it’s source - but would you make assumptions in your client’s final report?
The narrative I think would be appropriate would be:
Observed irregular cracks on approximately 25% of shingles; Owner states the roof is four years old. It’s unusual to see this many issues on a roof of this age. Suggest an inspection by a qualified roofing contractor.