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Certified Roof Inspection For New Home Buyers

You Need a Certified Roof Inspection When Buying a New Home – Part 2 Get An Accurate Roof Inspection Report continued from Part 1 Leaking roofs, poor drainage, and clogged gutters and downspouts can all lead to water damage inside your home. This is why it is important to get a roof inspection report regularly, both for the inside and outside. It is very simple to inspect a roof from the outside as long as you have an unobstructed viewing of the rooftop. Outside Roof Inspection The following is a checklist of warning signals will help you look for any potential problem areas during an outside roof inspection. Loose or missing shingles or tiles Loose or exposed nails that can lead to leaks in the roof Dark patches on asphalt shingles or large amounts of granules in the rain gutters Sagging on the ridges or in the center of the roof Broken or loose shingles at the ridge and hip lines Rusty or corroded metal (flashing) and loose shingles in the valleys, plumbing vents or near chimneys Overflowing gutters or excess water pooling near the foundation of your home Blisters, depressions near vent pipes, separations in flashing, and clogged drains on flat roofs (popping blisters with a knife and coating them with roofing cement can prevent further damage; depressions can also be filled with roofing cement). Blistered, curled or splitting shingles Indoor Roof Inspection The following checklist includes all the problem warning signals to look for during an indoor roof inspection: 1)      Sagging decking between the rafters (if the decking is sagging or deteriorating, the decking will also need to...

Certified Roof Inspection For New Home Buyers MN

You Need a Certified Roof Inspection When Buying a New Home – Part 1 Buyers face many dangers when purchasing a home, and there are many different aspects of the home that must be taken into consideration. It is important to get a full survey of the property to see if there are any potential problems before buying the house. Mortgage companies typically demand that some sort of inspection is done on the property in order to be sure you are paying a fair amount, which makes sense considering that this is probably the most important financial investment you will make in your lifetime. Your lender may require that the roof is surveyed as a part of this inspection because they know this is one potentially costly aspect of purchasing a house that is unfortunately often overlooked. Make Sure Your Roof is Safe with a Certified Roof Inspection It doesn’t matter if you are having your roof inspected to satisfy a mortgage lender or if you are doing a routine maintenance check; it’s always preferable to invest in a full, certified roof inspection. When you request a certified roof inspection, a recognized and reputable roofing contractor will come to your house, inspect the roof for any potential problems, and as long as all is well, they will complete the certified roof inspection by presenting you with a certificate. This certificate is typically valid for two years, and if anything goes wrong with your roof in that time the roofing company is obligated to fix it free of charge. Benefits of a Certified Roof Inspection Sometimes it is just reassuring...

Minnesota Roofing Contractor | Residential Roofing MN

Underlayment Requirements For Minneapolis Minnesota Underlayment is a material placed on the roof sheathing before installing shingles. It is usually a thin, black, paper-like material, often referred to as roofing felt. It comes in a roll and is usually 36” wide. It also comes in different thicknesses or weights. The minimum acceptable underlayment is 15# roofing felt. Underlayment may also be a self-adhering, rubber-like material. This type of underlayment is most often used at the roof edge and in valleys to help minimize damage from ice-dams. Many shingle manufacturers recommend their own type of self-adhering underlayment and where it should be used. Some local building codes and UL standards require that a shingle underlayment be installed. Underlayment shall comply with IRC Section 905.2.3 and its application shall be according to IRC Sections R905.2.7 and R905.2.7.1. Minnesota’s climate is considered severe with respect to underlayment requirements. An ice barrier is required and shall be installed as follows: • The ice barrier shall consist of two layers of underlayment (15# roofing felt) cemented together or a single layer of a self-adhering sheet. Whichever product is used, it must be installed parallel to and extend from the eave edge to a point at least 24 inches inside the exterior wall line. • After installation of the ice barrier, install remaining underlayment as follows: For roof slopes of 2 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (2:12) up to 4 units vertical in 12 units horizontal (4:12), underlayment shall be two layers of 15# felt. Starting at the ice barrier, install the first course of 36 inch wide underlayment lapping the ice barrier a...
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