This is a question that I usually don’t like to answer, but sometimes it’s obvious. A home inspection reports on the “mechanical, structural and safety” deficiencies of a home but not on cosmetics. If a roof appears old and isn’t leaking, it’s a “deferred maintenance” issue.
However, with this roof, there appear to be 3 layers of shingles, including a barely visible green one in the upper right corner (most towns allow only 2 layers of shingles). There have been numerous attempts to patch the roof over decades, and it’s clearly time for a replacement. Through years of experience, I’m able to see some of these issues and shortcuts that easily get missed.
Often times, while doing home inspections in Essex County and surrounding areas of NJ, you find potential safety hazards in older homes. Let Blair Inspection Services – a certified, experienced home inspector – guide you through some of the often subtle issues of buying a home. We also offer tank sweeps, radon inspections, termite inspections, and light commercial inspections.
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