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The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowin' In The Wind

How many metal roofs must an inspector slide down,
Before they call him a man?

Yes, how many times can an inspector turn his head,
Pretending he just doesn't see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

Even with my eagle eyes, and binoculars, I didn't see this from the ground.

The end of a metal roof ridge was sticking up, and quite a bit.

It's worse than it looks here.  It's lifted higher than the photo can show.  In order to get this close up with  my 42X camera, I had to stabilize it on the mirror of a car across the street!  I couldn't get a photo from directly head on!

It wasn't until later...

Later when I saw that ridge from an upstairs window.

It curved somewhat so there were multiple seams.

The first seam, at the end of the first long section of ridge, showed bend lines.

And it was coming apart, and apparently loose.  So I had to go back down to the street to have another look at it!

It seems like this ridge corner will lift up when the wind comes from that direction.

It's hard to see from the ground.  It's high up and you have to be far away to get the right angle and sight line.

But a high roof needs to be examined too, but that is sometimes hard when it is so high and dangerous to access.  So windows help a lot!

Yes, how many times must an inspector look up,
Before he is able to see?

Yes, how many ears must an inspector have
Before he hears the ridge cry?

Yes, how many bends will it take til he knows
That too many roofs have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.

My recommendation:  the homeowners here did not even know this was happening.  But when asked the one of the kids had heard the roof slap up and down!  That child though it was normal.  This is an easy repair, but one that probably prevents a roofing problem, and precludes a potential leak during a windy storm!  I think it should be done!

 

 

 

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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