Response to .... EDIT a few months after closing .....
Ben, Thank you again for your feed back.
Home Inspectors are no different than family physicians, we are generalists, we can only report on what our 5 senses may tell us. A family doctor may recommend that their patient see a specialist thus determining the cause of the problem. Home Inspectors like Doctors get the ball rolling, in most cases the specialist will discover things outside a typical examination.
The evidence and clues that we presented on site and in the 82 page report was very clear that the home had roofing issues. The very 1st page of the summary section, we reported on Leaking. This was captured by a photo showing missing shingles at the roof transition outer ridge, and by another photo in the attic showing water stains in that location of the missing shingles. We also reported on and photographed suspect mold in various locations in the attic. We were very clear in the report that the probability of leakage was high and that a qualified roofer be consulted immediately.
We would not have been able to determine how well the shingles were fastened as we indicated in the report that the roof was inspected from the ground because of (Lack of access (too high/steep)).
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Origonal Response - Thank you very much for your review, others reading this will benefit for sure. A Thorough inspection comes from years of experience and a methodology of refined practice. I use a search and rescue approach to my inspections as you had witness during the inspection. I have done many inspections where the client wants me to jump around randomly, that approach does not work. Thank you for your patience during the inspection, there was a lot of ground to cover. Thank you again. Steve Blayney, 4Sight Inspections Inc.