Will the Home Inspector Tell Me About the Leaks in a Roof?
Not if it exhausts him...
Another exception found in the rules applicable to home inspectors is this one:
(h) Specific limitations for roof structure and attic. The inspector is not required to:
(1) enter attics or unfinished spaces where openings are less than 22 inches by 30 inches or headroom is less than 30 inches;
(2) operate powered ventilators; or
(3) provide an exhaustive list of locations of water penetrations.
Seriously? A home inspector does NOT have to make an exhaustive list of locations of water penetrations. So, Texas Real Estate Commission, what is enough? Will five locations be sufficient or is that too many? Why on earth would an inspector be excused from making an exhaustive list? Clearly, the more leak locations, the more serious the problem. Is the implication, Texas Real Estate Commission, that you would get the idea there is a problem witht the roof after a certain number? What is that number?
Now do you see why I recommend you hire and pay a roofing contractor to inspect your roof and attic? Nobody is going to tell them not to exhaust themselves...