System: Roofing

American Institute of Inspectors Standards of Practice


7.1 The inspector SHALL observe the roof and report on:

  1. Roof coverings
  2. Roof drainage systems
  3. Flashings
  4. Skylights, chimneys and roof penetrations.
  5. Visible condition of the exterior of chimneys and flues.
  6. Any appearance of instability or missing attachment or guying system for antennae or TV dish system.
  7. Signs of leaks or abnormal water intrusion into/onto building components.

7.2 The inspector SHALL:

  • Identify the type of roof covering materials
  • Report the methods used to observe the roofing.
  • Report on overall condition of the roofing.
  • Report on any conditions that are damaging to the roof.

7.3 The inspector is NOT required to:

  • ¬†Walk on the roofing when walking could damage the property or be unsafe to the inspector.
  • Report on any antennae or Satellite dish system function, operation or its grounding system.
  • Report on the interior of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible and/or visible.

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