If you don’t mind me asking, how long have you been doing inspections?
I’ve got a report I recently did for a real estate transaction where the purchaser’s inspector called for some reasonable things & was incorrect on others.
If you could share your opinion with me, I’ll forward this to you; it’s a word.doc.
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This is my third year as a licensed home inspector, but for the last 35 years IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been inspecting property for myself and others as a rehabber and small-scale developer.
IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d be interested in seeing the reports (my e-mail is in my profile), but IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m very much not interested in getting in the middle of fights between roofers (or any other trade) and home inspectors ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ we both know that that there is a vast range in the knowledge and in the quality of the work performed by both roofers and home inspectors, and also in our customersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ ability to tell good work from bad, and their willingness to pay for a good job even when they can identify it.
So IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m here mostly to learn, and to pass along any useful information I can in return.
Here in Chicago I see a lot of older properties that present difficult roofing challenges: lots of odd chimney arrangements (such as placement in valleys), junctions between additions of various designs, construction and age, unusual transitions between roof pitch and materials and the like. Also, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m starting to see some rather ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“unusualÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚