Well good morning everyone. I wanted to jump on here and show that home inspection isn’t as easy as might think. I walked on a roof that is steeper than I normally walk on. It was a 9:12 slope (about 37°). For the most part I will not walk a roof with more than a 6:12 (about 26.5°).
Let me clarify what a slope is. Slope is the angle of a roof measured in inches of rise over inches of run and displayed as a ratio. So, a 9:12 slope means for every 12 inches you move in a direction the roof goes up 9 inches. That is a pretty steep roof. The reason I walked this roof was so I could get the client a good report of the roof coverings. My extension pole and camera were not giving me good enough pictures to make a proper assessment because the wall in front had it blocked. So, I walked on this roof, with extreme caution.
My point being is home inspection is not just show and tell. It requires knowledge and abilities combined to give a proper assessment of all the systems within a home. I’m going to leave you with that thought. As always, we are here for you. Please call us with any of your inspection needs, or if you just simply have a question about your property.