Hi all, my sister has bought the house and the seller had provided a property inspection report. The property inspection report states “the openings at the chimney flashings” and “improper kick-out flashing at the front roof to the wall connection to divert water away from the exterior cladding into a gutter system”, photos attached as proof. In the process of doing paper work to buy a house, our home buyer agent ordered a roof inspection. The roof inspector came and left really quick, then sent us a report via email. In the roof inspection, he states that:
Description of Roofing System and Condition:
This is a “Villa” style concrete tile roof, which has been installed without an underlayment, as per the manufacturer’s specifications at the time of installation. However, the current code requires a solid roof deck and a minimum 30lb felt underlayment. This roof is in overall fair condition materially and appears to have been installed correctly for the most part. The roof shows wear characteristics of being approximately 30 years old.
- There is a build-up of debris in the valley between the garage and the house.
- The pipe jacks are not properly sealed.
He did not mention anything about “the openings at the chimney flashings” and “improper kick-out flashing at the front roof to the wall connection to divert water away from the exterior cladding into a gutter system”.
I thought he did not do the job right, so I contacted my home buyer agent to let her know I am very disappointed on that fact that he could not find the problems that the property inspector found. My buyer agent had contacted him and asked him to re-inspect the roof. He said he does not think “the openings at the chimney flashings” needed to be fixed, it’s a minor issue and there is nothing wrong with his roof inspection report and refuses to come back to do the roof inspection. I don’t know what else he missed on the roof inspection. I think “the openings at the chimney flashing” allows water and moisture intrusion that would damage the ceiling and is not a minor issue.
My questions is “Does he do the job right?”.
Note: After receiving his roof inspection report, I expressed my disappointment about the roof inspection report to my buyer agent. My agent contacted the roof inspector and sent the property inspection report to him to show him that he missed some problems stated in the property inspection report on roof.