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Roof Inspections

Watchmen Roof Inspections begins when your home inspector first arrives at the site. Before going into the house, I am likely to make a mental note of the location of dormer, chimney, and wall flashing, low pitch and flat roof surfaces, and general roof surface conditions.

What kind of roof surfacing materials are found? Asphalt strip shingles, built-up roofing, wood shingles, metal, fiberglass, and rubber membrane are all used in my area. The asphalt strip shingles and metal roofing are typically used on higher pitch roof surfaces. Roll roofing, built-up roofing, and membranes are generally found on lower pitch or flat roof surfaces.

The roof inspection should include an inspection of the condition of the roof penetrations like vents, chimneys and chimney flashing visible above the roof surface. On rare occasion, due to dangerous conditions, your inspector will not be able to walk on the roof and will inspect from the eaves instead.

Since chimney flashing often leaks, many homeowners will try to seal it up with a heavy coating of black roofing cement. While this might work in the short run, a heavy coating of cement will make it necessary to replace the flashing the next time the shingles are replaced. A better way to seal the overlapping flashing layers is with a thin bead of silicone sealant that will be watertight but can easily be removed. Of course, the best prevention is a correctly flashed roof. Watchmen is determined to examine these and so many other aspects of your roof. This is the 1st defense against the elements and I often spend 1/3 of my inspection time here.


 Watchmen Property Inspection Residential Home, House and Commercial Property Inspections Ryan Fessler Tallahassee, FL 32311 Florida Home Inspector license - #HI10797 Cell - 850 728 3156 Web site: email: Watchmen Property Inspection provides residential home, house and commercial property inspection services in Tallahassee and the adjoining area. Our mission is to provide high quality inspection services that comply with and exceed the State of Florida and all Associations Standards of Practice. Our inspectors are licensed and certified.  Serving:  Zip Code 32311, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida Zip Code 32317, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida Zip Code 32399, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida Zip Code 32301, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida Zip Code 32308, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florid
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