Originally Posted By: rmoore
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I have an inspection coming up on a rambler with a tar & gravel covering on what appears to be a 3:12 gable roof. This will only be my second such roof. The first took me by surprise but fortunately (unfortunately for the house) had deeply alligatored bald spots all over and was an easy call.
This next house (1955) evidently has vaulted ceilings throughout (no attic) and "we" already know it has a leak in the garage area.
How can you determine the condition of these roofs (and flashings) in areas where the gravel is complete? (I feel a disclaimer coming on!)
Could even a good roofer (contractor or engineer) reliably determine the condition?
Are repairs possible? It seems to me that strip down is the the only answer.
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