One of the most common signs that a roof s decking is damaged is a roof leak.
Minor frost at roof decking inspection.
Because of the roof configuration the ventilation isn t that great.
Prior to installing roof coverings on all roofs having a slope of 2 12 or less.
Water leakage can lead to ceiling spots or leaks stains on interior walls cracked paint or peeling wallpaper.
Skipping this step could mean losing big money down the road if there is a plywood failure.
Its been 20 degrees or less here for a couple days house is a 3500sq.
The long term problem is that this continual saturation of the roof decking can cause the plywood on the roof decking to delaminate.
Got a call to inspect an attic homeowner stated he hasn t gone up there in a long time when he was up there he noticed the underside of the roof sheathing had frost on it.
Since there are no eaves the only spot air comes in is the front porch a roughly 4 x6 area with probably a 5 6 sq ft vent hole cut out.
He recently had a new heat pump and aprilaire humidifier installed in basement.
So what is not normal.
There will be typical issues with a roof that we will discuss below.
The fix for delaminated roof decking is to replace it.
Evidence of prior leaks is not typical and they are usually discovered by the inspector on what we call the decking of the roof.
Distances from deck to sides and rear of property.
A roof can be a significant issue and possible expense for a buyer.
The inspection timeframe for minor work projects has been changed from within 30 days to within three business days after completion of the work recognizing the concern for safety that the inspection.
There are 3 vents on top no ridge vent.
Couple of pictures below after the roof was done and the attic before drywall.
This is the short term problem with frost in attics.
He wondered if that could be the cause.
After a tear off is done on your roof you re left with bare decking and all the original wood is exposed.
If you need to know your setbacks for the deck.
Email building and development call 703 777 0220 option 2 or submit a setback request on loudoun express request.
Dangers of not doing a roof deck inspection.
Nailing or progress inspection where the existing roofing material is being completely removed and replaced and the underlying sheathing is being replaced or added over skip sheathing a nailing inspection is required prior to any roofing materials being placed.
If your ceiling has a plastic vapor barrier between the drywall and the attic insulation push the insulation aside and look for flow stains on the plastic often water runs to openings in the vapor barrier such as at ceiling light fixtures.
The next thing that needs to happen is a thorough roof deck inspection to check the plywood for potential problems.
If you do not have a plat you may contact mapping and geographic information at 703 771 5778.
Some roof leaks are tough to locate.
And a few minor issues on a roof are perfectly reasonable.
Or stoop repair or replacement that does not provide structural support for any roof or portion of.
Any part of a deck.