Thank you. Been here a couple months, but, been very bust setting up my company and all that goes with it. So, mostly just spent a lot of time reading posts and learning.
The roof was actually a minor problem compared to the rest of the home so I just deferred it. It was a 33 year old home and had extensive roof leaks in the past so something very well may have been applied.
The only things in the home that actually were functioning as intended were the stove and sewer lines. The garage had no footings, a three in slope and a feeble attempt to jack it up in the past, which was failing.
The worst thing though was an addition where a 24 foot exterior bearing wall had been removed with nothing added to replace it. The only thing holding the roof up were a few 16P nails and sheetrock.
The client declined to purchase.
It was a very educational first inspection. Should make the rest look easy.