I don’t normally get my dandruff up easily but a received a phone call today from a Realtor that was the selling agent on a home that was recently inspected by me.
One of my many statements concerning the roof was in relation to the two layers of asphalt and one layer of wood shingles over 1X4 spaced decking on 1/2 of the roof with two layers of asphalt over solid decking on the other 1/2 which is not allowed in this area. Two layers max My statement to my client was SOME INSURANCE COMPANY’S WILL NOT INSURE AND SOME LENDERS WILL NOT LEND ON A HOME THAT HAS 3 LAYERS OF ANY KIND OF SHINGLES
This is a true and correct statement.
The Realtor consulted with the local city inspector and his statement was that three layers could be considered as GRAND FATHERED and that he would stand behind his statement.
There is no such thing as grand fathering a roof. The word Grand Fathering to me means Original as built or conforms to the standards as built at the time of construction.
This roof was not constructed originally with three layers of shingles.
I am going to confront the local city inspector with this statement and determine if it was actually his statement or smoke and mirrors from the realtor.
So what say the rest of you folks???