I am posting this here as it will directly affect Florida inspectors, possibly others.
Two years ago, I did an inspection for a client and failed the roof. He bought the home and is now in the process of putting a new tile roof on the house. This individual is very particular about how things are done on his home and he called me asking about things to look for during the re-roof.
What would anyone viewing (inspectors) say about this installation using the pictures below?
The roof is in the dry-in phase and inspections are being done by the city today.
I would also be curious about anyones input as this pertains to a wind mitigation inspection.
I would request him to hire me to verify that the plywood was re-nailed w/8p @ 4" o.c., as req’d b4 they put the felt and start hot-mopping. That would be irrefutable evidence of re-nailing combined w/pics of missed nails. Also it’s a perfect time to correct any bad single wraps or clips and to photograph them.
S FL is a huge area. Can you be more specific as to your location?
It is a re-roof. Originally, it was nailed properly for when the home was built, 1988.
As I said, it has been inspected by the city and I know the results. I was just wondering what others would do, if they saw this at an inspection.
I am in Broward county.
I instructed my client to take pictures of the attic and show them to the inspector, which he did.
I told him if he wanted me to come out, I would but he could accomplish the same thing for free.
One of the issues with regards to the wind mits is that the underwriters want a picture showing the nails. The building code and the APA deck nailing guidelines say different.
And that is why I instructed my client to make sure the city inspector went on the roof and in the attic.
The roofer is reportedly looking for that “a**hole home inspector” who told the homeowner what to look for. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Pete, That is exactly what is happening in this case.
The homeowner called me to do a wind mitigation inspection and to check the roof. I also met with the city inspector and he thanked me for alerting the homeowner to the problems.
And now…on to the remedy…still a little work to be done!