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Unusual Two-Faced Roof | Gibsons

Abstract: Gibsons home inspector note on a partially replaced roof. This is a red flag for the inspector to ask what happened in the past.

Photo: Roof patch visible from roof. Well done repair as it is not noticeable from ground level. 

Ask Questions

Here’s something that you don’t see very often. There is a new roof on only half the house. The south side has older ‘3 tab’ shingles whereas the north side has modern ‘laminate’ type roofing material. The seller advised that the attic originally did not have adequate ventilation which, combined with a shaded north side reducing drying capacity, had deteriorated the sheathing on the north half. As a result, that side of the roof was completely rebuilt, from the sheathing up. We noted that there now was abundant roof ventilation, including roof turbines.

Make Sure Answers Satisfy

If the seller had not been present to answer the question, the inspector would have noted in the report for the buyer to follow-up with the seller, the reason why only half the roof was replaced. In this case the seller was forthcoming with the disclosure. The rest of the house was well maintained for its age and showed pride of ownership.