Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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OK Igor, I’ll take this one.
These types of roofs are easily identifiable by anyone who possess the requisite knowledge needed to perform a home inspection. Moreover, this is the very simple easy part.
You state you are new to the home inspection business. I hope by reading this question that you aren't out doing home inspections. If you aren't ready to identify the type of roof, you certainly aren't ready to find and describe the inherent problems commonly found.
I would recommend starting with a basic book like Home Inspection, mastering the profession by Russell Burgess. Do ride alongs, or work for someone, or go into the construction field for a while. Gain all of the knowledge you can prior to ever doing an inspection for fee. Lack of knowledge and poor performance are driving all of our E&O rates up. I have been doing this for a long time, and I could still easily make a mistake or miss something. Without proper training and knowledge, you run a great risk.