Roof repairs identifiedThis home had the attic hatch eliminated. We requested the seller cut open a hatch access. We came back and found a roof installed over another roof. With no permit, the buyer can't be sure the roof was constructed properly.
2 Nail ClipModern homes have roofs attached to the walls of the home with clips or straps having 3 or more nails on every truss. This home from the 1950s had only 2 nail clips. Insurance will be significantly higher but can be retrofitted to the new standard.
Roof over roofThis home had the attic hatch eliminated. We requested the seller cut open a hatch access. We came back and found a roof installed over another roof. With no permit, the buyer can't be sure the roof was constructed properly.
Polybutene PipingInsurance companies likely will not insure a home with polybutylene pipes because they become brittle
Attic roof leakTrapco Inspections uses an infrared camera and moisture meter to determine if there is evidence of an active roof leak. This is an example of a leak we uncovered in a 22 year old roof with previous repairs.
Electrical Fire (2)We remove service panel covers to inspect breakers and wiring visually and with infrared. The branch circuits in this service panel had caught fire. Major electrical issues require further evaluation by a licensed electrician.
SkylightSkylights require extra attention. They are often the source of leaks, but also need to be inspected for whether they are hurricane impact tested and approved.
AC leak photoTrapco Inspections thoroughly checks A/C systems for past and present leaks. A clogged condensate drain line is a common cause of water leaking from your AC into your home. If the drain line gets clogged with dust, dirt, sludge or mold, that water can back up into your home. This can cause numerous issues, including mold damage if not identified and repaired early.