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How to Look

at a House


A blog with answers
to your questions about
HOME INSPECTION
and HOME MAINTENANCE


More blog posts about roofing:

  1. I’m buying a ‘50s house with a “gravel” roof. Is the roof going to be a problem.

  2. What is an SPF roof?

  3. What are the right words for talking about a roof?

  4. Should I buy a house that needs a new roof?

  5. What is the cost difference between asphalt shingle and metal roofing?

  6. What is the minimum pitch of an asphalt shingle roof?

  7. What’s the difference between a gable roof and a hip roof?

  8. What do you look for when you inspect a roof?

  9. What is roof pitch?

  10. What’s the difference between a roof inspection and a roofing estimate?

  11. What are the most common problems with older houses?

  12. I saw some staining on the ceiling. Do you think the roof is okay?

  13. What are the roof sheathing requirements for a roof replacement in Florida?

  14. Can metal roofing be used on a slow slope/pitch roof?

  15. How many layers of roofing are allowed on a home?

  16. How can I be sure my roofing contractor got a permit?

  17. What is an H-clip?

  18. Why is a popped nail in a shingle roof a problem? How do I fix it?

  19. What can I do to prevent roof leaks?


More blog posts on home inspection:

  1. How can I tell if a house has insulation?

  2. What are the warning signs of a dangerous deck?

  3. Does it make sense to buy an older mobile home and remodel it?

  4. How do you determine when the house was built?

  5. Should I buy a fixer-upper?

  6. How do I remove cigarette odor in a house?

  7. The house has asbestos siding. What should I do?

  8. How do I get insurance if my home can’t pass a 4-point inspection?

  9. There’s an old fuel oil tank underground in the yard. Is it a problem?

  10. What is “knob and tube” wiring?

  11. Why do the floors slope in this old house?

  12. The garage has been converted to a family room. Is that alright?

  13. What is the minimum pitch for a metal roof?

  14. What does “lack of tab adhesion” in an asphalt shingle roof mean?

  15. How do I find out the age of a roof?

  16. What is a “cool roof”?

  17. What is the difference between plywood and OSB?

  18. Is a ridge board/beam required for a roof framed with rafters?

  19. What is the difference between roll roofing and modified bitumen?

  20. What is a roofing boot?

  21. What are the hazards to avoid when going into an attic?

  22. Why are most house roofs slanted instead of flat?

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