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Monday, October 29, 2007

Inspecting an Asphalt Shingle Roof in Phoenix, AZ

To the untrained eye, the roof on this home looks pretty good.  While most roofs have A home inspection by Homewerx identified this improperly installed asphalt shingle roof in Phoenix, Arizona.something that can be improved, this one doesn't appear to have any obvious major problems.

To an experienced Home Inspector, this roof does not look good at all.  Although it's a fairly new roof, it was not properly installed.  The nails used to attach the asphalt shingles to the house are too short.  Therefore, the nails are starting to come out and the shingles are not securely attached.  So this roof is really just waiting for the right wind storm to come along and blow it off the house.  Additionally, as the nails come out, they leave damage (holes) behind where water can penetrate the shingles and cause damage to the materials underneath.

Be sure to have a home inspection before you buy or build a house.  Don't inspect it yourself or have a friend who's handy look it over.  Call someone who inspects houses every day and knows exactly what to look for.  Call a licensed AZ Home Inspector.

Scott Hubbard of Homewerx Home Inspections in Phoenix, Arizona Written By: Scott Hubbard
Certified Home Inspector, ASHI® Member
Homewerx Home Inspections
Office: (480) 503-2611
Toll Free: 1-888-THE-WERX
Email me or Schedule a Home Inspection Online!

Posted by Scott Hubbard, Arizona Home Inspector on October 29, 2007 | Permalink

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