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Are You Sure They're Done Replacing The Roof Shingles?

When I read notes left for me by sellers or realtors, sometimes I snicker a bit because just driving up to the house I often notice things that preclude what any note might have to say. 

When I read this one:  "Roof shingles all recently replaced by a licensed roofing company," I did in fact snicker.

Whatever they think, it seems to me that the job is not quite completed.

I noticed from the ground that the shingles did not extend 1" over the edge of all the sections above the bay window.

But a view of the roof there could not be seen anywhere from the ground around or near this house.

I had to go across the parking lot and onto a hill and to the corner of another house to see this with my binoculars.

Then my telephoto lense captured the job in all its glory.

Apparently that gutter gets clogged a lot, water overflows the end, and it pours onto the shingles. 

THAT LICENSED ROOFING COMPANY SHOULD HAVE ADDRESSED THIS PROBLEM!

Can you see why the job wasn't completed by the "licensed roofing company?"

Because the end of the gutter comes right to the shingle edge, and it would have had to be removed to do the job right.

So remove it!  Finish the shingles!  Complete the work!

I am sure they thought nobody would notice.  To see it you have to know what you are looking at.

And maybe be in possession of some really good 20X binoculars with an image-stabilizing button!

My recommendation:  for the second post in a row, a receipt from a "licensed contractor" should be followed up on.  Sometimes they think they will not be followed.  How does a homeowner follow the work with an inspection?  I'd suggest a licensed home inspector!   Calling a home inspector is ALWAYS a Best Practice.  In Northern Virginia, I would insist, yes INSIST, on Jay Markanich.  Wow, did I just say that?

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


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