09.36.07.06

.06 Roof System.

A. A home inspector shall visually inspect a roof system, including:

(1) The roof covering;

(2) Roof drainage systems;

(3) Flashings; and

(4) Skylights, chimneys, and exterior and roof penetrations.

B. A home inspector shall describe the roof covering and report the methods used to inspect the roof.

C. A home inspector is not required to:

(1) Inspect:

(a) Antennae;

(b) Interiors of flues or chimneys that are not readily accessible; or

(c) Other installed accessories;

(2) Walk on or access a roof where it could damage the roof or roofing material or be unsafe for the home inspector;

(3) Remove snow, ice, debris, or other conditions that prohibit the observation of the roof surfaces; or

(4) Determine:

(a) The remaining life expectancy of roof coverings;

(b) The presence or absence of hail damage;

(c) Manufacturer's defects;

(d) Installation methods; or

(e) The number of layers of roofing material.