This morning I inspected a home that I have inspected twice previously. There is a significant sag in the roof decking in one area, and the decking is quite soft underfoot in many areas, and I can see a dangling roof joist when I look in the attic. Now I’ve received a message from the agent stating that they had two roofing contractors look at it after the previous inspection, and the contractors said “the roof was constructed in this manner with no damage.”
What!? Now I’m just shaking my head wondering how they can say that? I’ve been inspecting for almost 20 years, so I’ve seen a roof or two, and this one just needs to be repaired. One of the contractors is a man that I really respect and I would normally defer to him as the specialist. (The other contractor is someone I don’t respect much for several reasons.) So in this case I had to recommend that the buyer get a second opinion from someone else.