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    Hi guys,

    Please take a look at the pictures and tell me what do you think about the cause of damage to asphalt shingle? Dripping from dryer vent? Why?

    Thanks,
    Eric
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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    No rain gutter above that area could be part of the problem.


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    Is it a dryer vent or a bathroom exhaust vent???

    Like Ray said, not having a gutter on the above short eave allows all the water to pour on the same shingles, water erosion...I would suggest adding a gutter and downspout to move the water from one roof and then away from the lower roof.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Farjoo View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please take a look at the pictures and tell me what do you think about the cause of damage to asphalt shingle? Dripping from dryer vent? Why?

    Thanks,
    Eric
    Archway Home inspection



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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    I can't tell from the pic but it looks like dirt or lint build-up rather than damage.

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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    Damage from ice build up.

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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Rowe View Post
    Damage from ice build up.
    In Vancouver, Canada, it is water damage, (or can sometimes be foot traffic damage). In this case, Ray probably nailed it. Water is pouring off the upper roof at that spot. We expect to see gutters installed there.

    Another one I see sometimes. The wet spot grows a slimy green algae. The house is going up for sale, so Mr. Handy gets up there with a pressure washer and washes the granules off the shingles along with the green slime.

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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    Water should not be dripping from the Dryer Vent (under normal operating conditions)
    If that is your suspected cause, the Dryer Vent needs to be cleaned.


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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    looks like a bay window roof dripping. if so, I won't worry.


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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Louis View Post
    Never charge an inspection under $200 unless free to friends.
    Did I miss something? Where did this come from?

    I could more correctly say "Never charge less than $1,500 for an inspection."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Did I miss something? Where did this come from?

    I could more correctly say "Never charge less than $1,500 for an inspection."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Did I miss something? Where did this come from?

    I could more correctly say "Never charge less than $1,500 for an inspection."
    The poster has a website with his fees, starting at $180 for a condo and $300 for a house. I don't think you can buy a condo in Vancouver for less than $300 G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    The poster has a website with his fees, starting at $180 for a condo and $300 for a house. I don't think you can buy a condo in Vancouver for less than $300 G.
    Okay ... minimum fee for a condo then is $1,800.00

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    Hey Jerry, gotta ask buddy...
    How often do people gasp, choke or belt out an "are you serious" when you're running down the fee schedule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Hey Jerry, gotta ask buddy...
    How often do people gasp, choke or belt out an "are you serious" when you're running down the fee schedule?
    Most didn't even ask ... they knew from the referral source about what it would cost them ... and most never flinched at all, would even give me breakfast if I got there in time, and lunch, and a few offered up some dinner goodies when I didn't get done until after dark. Cool, huh?

    Heck, I've even had seller call in at mid-day and have their housekeepers fix some vittles for me, and the client too if they were there. Now that is supper cool.

    Some took me to the club house for lunch - they paid a minimum monthly fee for food at the club house, and many said that if they were paying the money for eating there even when they didn't, then might as well take me there because it costs them nothing additional for food (they seldom ate at the club house often enough to eat what their monthly fee covered). Of course we talked business about what I had found so far.

    A few times we'd be sitting there eating and someone would walk in, my client would yell to them to come over, then introduce me and tell the other people they needed to call me to inspect their house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Most didn't even ask ... they knew from the referral source about what it would cost them ... and most never flinched at all, would even give me breakfast if I got there in time, and lunch, and a few offered up some dinner goodies when I didn't get done until after dark. Cool, huh?

    Heck, I've even had seller call in at mid-day and have their housekeepers fix some vittles for me, and the client too if they were there. Now that is supper cool.

    Some took me to the club house for lunch - they paid a minimum monthly fee for food at the club house, and many said that if they were paying the money for eating there even when they didn't, then might as well take me there because it costs them nothing additional for food (they seldom ate at the club house often enough to eat what their monthly fee covered). Of course we talked business about what I had found so far.

    A few times we'd be sitting there eating and someone would walk in, my client would yell to them to come over, then introduce me and tell the other people they needed to call me to inspect their house.
    I love it..most of the time all I get is the buyer or B-agent attempting to hammer my girl on the price, reluctantly booking, just to get to the property to have the seller, sellers agent, buyer and / or buyers agent glued to their watches while simultaneously kicking me out the door after 2 hours. Must be nice. So you must be doing a lot of cardio with all that eating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    I love it..most of the time all I get is the buyer or B-agent attempting to hammer my girl on the price, reluctantly booking, just to get to the property to have the seller, sellers agent, buyer and / or buyers agent glued to their watches while simultaneously kicking me out the door after 2 hours. Must be nice. So you must be doing a lot of cardio with all that eating...

    Calf.agents on steroids? How do they get you out of the house? Drag you by the scruff of the neck? Call the police? Just curious.


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    Is this residential ???,.Maybe this is the smoking area for the underage smoker in the family.hahahahaha

    The damage leads to the window.


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    Default Re: Damage to Asphalt shingles

    We need a closer look, note that the damage appears to be restricted to that one raised layer of the shingle, and is not apparent (in these pictures, anyway) on the material to either side.

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