Roof Inspection Finds!

We Use Ladders & Drones!

To enable us to better perform roof inspections when inspecting a home, we use drones for situations like these! If safety is a concern, we'll use our drones to inspect roofs!

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This is not a repair made to code!

AAHI's (AA Home Inspection's) inspectors occasionally find damaged roof trusses that have been band-aided!   Truss repairs are to be designed by the truss manufacturer

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Yankee Gutters!

Old construction, these are Yankee Gutters, often confused with Box gutters.  Yankee gutters are actually built into the roofing deck with roof covering below the gutter.  These gutters are problematic due to their age and deterioration of the metal.  These are commonly removed when modern roof coverings are installed requiring traditional gutters to be installed.

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No Flashing!

A metal roof is installed short on the face of the adhered manufactured stone veneer without any overhang, this is allowing water into the veneer and into the wall framing.  In these pictures, you can observe the face of the veneer being wet and see the improperly installed roof and no flashing.  AAH inspectors know to look for proper installation of veneers and flashings, there is not a simple repair.

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Shingles shouldn't do this!

New shingle installation, shingles were improperly nailed, the nails were overdriven tearing the asphalt shingles. To contribute to this problem the shingles had not properly sealed down. Wind has caught under the shingles lifting them in a sheet.

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Improper Valleys

Roof valleys, in open roof valleys the shingles should be cut cleanly and parallel to the center of the valley with a slight flare to prevent materials from becoming caught on the shingles.  This installation is not of professional workmanship, poor quality.

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Nail craziness!

New shingles installed, in the area shown two nails are to be installed, how many can you count?  This is a sign of a poorly installed roof where the roofers are just nailing to be nailing, easily done with pneumatic nail guns.  In the event of a roof claim down the road the home owners insurance company may dispute the claim referencing improper installation. 

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Shingles on Shingles on Shingles!

Roof shingles, two layers are permitted by most local authorities and shingle manufacturers.   How many layers can you count?  When two layers are exceeded, excessive weight on the rebuilding structure occurs, nail lengths often are no long enough and all of the previous damage is not repaired.

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And then there are the beautiful views from Tri-State roof tops!

You never know what AA Home Inspection will discover when inspecting a roof. We inspect plenty  of very well constructed roofs too! Sometimes we see poor quality work that blows our minds! And, sometimes, we get to enjoy a breath-taking view of the Cincinnati Skyline!

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