Thanks for the comments.
The inspector was a member of NACHI.
He said NOTHING about the roof on the report, except that there were no problems and that he inspected the roof from the ground with binoculars.
Yes, he’s the same one who said he “ENTERED ALL” the attic, but said that the masonry chimney was “metal” and said nothing about the very obvious fire damage.
I’ll try to figure out how to post pictures. They’re quite damning.
This inspector was fired shortly after he the roof problem was found (fire damage had not yet been detected). He also missed electrical problems, plumbing problems, well problems, hot tub problems, and air conditioning problems (these were less serious problems and I admit these items MIGHT have been inspected properly, but I have to wonder - if he didn’t inspect the roof or attic, did he actually inspect ANYTHING??? He had arrived early, was let into the house by the seller’s realtor, and was just about ‘finished’ when I arrived.) The inspection company refuses to deal with me even though they have E&O insurance. It was a different employee of the inspection company who made the ridiculous roof repairs with tape, but the inspection company says that they aren’t responsible for the roof problems because they claim that Georgia doesn’t require flashing (I stated earlier that they’re so wrong about this).
As for the fire damage (it’s serious and very expensive to repair; a level 2 chimney/fireplace inspection revealed numerous code violations and and an unsafe chimney) the inspection company claims that NACHI does not require them to report fire damage.
I appreciate any and all advice and comments. Yes, I have an attorney, but I really need to know what NACHI standards require as far as the chimney and roof inspection. I’m a single teacher and would never protect an abusive/negligent co-worker. I’m hoping that those of you in your profession with the same integrity will speak candidly with me.