Originally Posted By: jmichalski
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Monday’s inspection - exterior inspection of roof looked fine. Seller had disclosed that the front section of roof had been hit by a tree and replaced last year. All looked good from the outside…
Then in the attic, I saw the obviously new sheathing (plywood, not the older planks used elsewher eon the roof. Everything looked good...until I looked at the rear sections. Soaking wet on the interior. The sheathing was totally saturated and dripping onto the floor (snow melting was the source of the water).
I noted this in the report and called for an evaluation by a roofer to determine the extent of damage if any, and the repairs that were necessarty.
Seller now says I killed his deal and that I was wrong in my call - the roof was fine according to him. (I think he hasn't seen the report becasue there are photos of the dripping roof sheathing and water stains wicking over to the newly repaired portion.)
Can anyone think of any way I might be wrong about this roof? Maybe I overlooked a way for water to enter and completely saturate the sheathing? I have to say I find it really unlikely, but I was wrong once before (when I was 12), so this might be another freak occurence...