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Inspection Narratives Libary Digital Download
by Kenton Shepard
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This product is a digital download.  You will not be physically shipped any products.  After you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email with a link in it to download the Narratives file.  The file is a zipped Microsoft Word document.  You will need to unzip the file and open it with Microsoft Word.  The file is roughly 12.9 MB in size.

 
InterNACHI Narratives for Microsoft Word, 2015 Upgrade Edition!

 (390,000 words, over 8000 narratives)

 Available in these formats:

 New with the 2015 edition:


  • tripled in size (almost, 4.5MB to 12.9 MB)
  • additional sections with appropriate re-organization;

  • streamlined formatting;

  • narratives for thermal imaging; 
  • narratives for hail damage inspection;

  • updated terminology;

  • date codes: water heater, furnace;

  • 73 drop-down menu lists;  and

  • 25 Inspector Reference sections.

 

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 NOTE: Narrative organization and content is the same in the software templates and the Microsoft Word Narratives Library.

 

NARRATIVE LIBRARY CONTENTS

 

Scroll down for sample narratives.

 

The following is a list of the FOLDERS and documents and their sizes:

 

  1. HOMESITE, 398 KB
    1. Building Permits, 2 pages
    2. Inspection and Site Details, 5 pages
    3. Natural Hazards, 6 pages
    4. ROOF, 2.4 MB
      1. Section Introduction
      2. Roof Inspection Education Sources, 3 pages
      3. Roof Structure Exterior, 4 pages
      4. Underlayment, 2 pages
      5. Roof flashing, 11 pages
      6. Plumbing/Combustion Vents, 3 pages
      7. Roof Drainage System, 6 pages
      8. Chimney at Roof, 7 pages
      9. Asphalt Shingles, 26 pages
      10. Skylights, 1 page
      11. Concrete Tile, 7 pages
      12. Clay Tile, 8 pages
      13. Slate Roof, 10 pages
      14. Metal Roof, 6 pages
      15. Wood Shake Roof, 10 pages
      16. Wood Shingle Roof, 10 pages
      17. Roll Roofing, 2 pages
      18. Built-up Roof, 2 pages
      19. EPDM Roofing, 1 page
      20. Fiber Cement, 1 page
      21. Pest, 1 page
      22. EXTERIOR, 2.3 MB
        1. GROUNDS, 603 KB

                                               i.     Grounds, 17 pages

                                              ii.     Exterior Electrical and Plumbing, 6 pages

                                            iii.     Tree Problems, 2 pages

                                            iv.     Landscape Irrigation, 3 pages

                                              v.     Pests, 2 pages

  1. WALL EXTERIORS, 775 KB

                                               i.     General Exterior, 4 pages

                                              ii.     Door and Window Exteriors, 5 pages

                                            iii.     Soffits, Fascia, and Trim, 7 pages

                                            iv.     Brick, 8 pages

                                              v.     Wood Siding, 4 pages

                                            vi.     Stucco/EIFS, 4 pages

                                           vii.     Misc. Exterior Wall Coverings, 17 pages

  1. EXTERIOR FEATURES, 822 KB

                                               i.     Chimney, 5 pages

                                              ii.     Porch, 7 pages

                                            iii.     Deck, 14 pages

                                            iv.     Exterior Stairs, 8 pages

                                              v.     Patio, 4 pages

                                            vi.     Balconies, 8 pages

                                           vii.     Bridge, 7 pages

                                         viii.     Water Features 1 page

  1. STRUCTURE 1.1 MB
    1. General Structure, 1 page
    2. Exterior Walls, 3 pages
    3. FOUNDATION

                                               i.     Foundation Type, 2 pages

                                              ii.     Concrete Foundation Walls, 5 pages

                                            iii.     Misc. Foundation Wall Materials, 6 pages

                                            iv.     Concrete Slab, 3 pages

                                              v.     Basement, 23 pages

                                            vi.     Crawlspace, 20 pages

  1. Garage, 39 pages
  2. ELECTRICAL, 1.4 MB
    1. INSPECTOR REFERENCE

                                               i.     Types of Cables

                                              ii.     Types of panelboards

                                            iii.     Fusible Disconnect with Load Center

                                            iv.     Concerns with Neutrals

                                              v.     Service Clearances can Vary

  1. Electrical Service, 5 pages
  2. Electric Meter, 3 pages
  3. Service Entrance Cables, 1 page
  4. Service Panel, 23 pages
  5. Sub-panel, 33 pages
  6. Branch Circuits, 10 pages
  7. INTERIOR, 1.9 MB
    1. INSPECTOR REFERENCE
    2. Thermal Imaging, 4 pages
    3. General Interior, 7 pages
    4. Floors, Walls, and Ceiling, 13 pages
    5. Door Interiors, 12 pages
    6. Window Interiors, 10 pages
    7. Interior Trim, 3 pages
    8. Stairs: Standard & Spiral, 10 pages
    9. Kitchen, 53 pages
    10. Bathrooms, 51 pages
    11. Bedrooms, 37 pages
    12. Laundry Room, 44 pages
    13. Wine Cellar, 2 pages
    14. Pests, 2 pages
    15. HVAC, 728 KB
      1. Furnace and Humidifier, 24 pages
      2. Boilers: Hydronic Heating, 16 pages
      3. Other Heating Appliances, 10 pages
      4. Fireplace, 4 pages
      5. Cooling, 15 pages
      6. PLUMBING, 720 KB
        1. Potable Water, 11 pages
        2. Sewage and Drain, Waste and Vent Systems, 9 pages
        3. Septic System, 4 pages
        4. Gas System, 5 pages
        5. Water Heater, 20 pages
        6. Sump Pump, 3 pages
        7. ATTIC, 702 KB
          1. General Attic, 3 pages
          2. Roof Structure and Attic Ventilation, 7 pages
          3. Thermal Insulation, 5 pages
          4. Attic Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC, 5 pages
          5. Attic Pest, 3 pages
          6. Chimney and Fire Evidence, 2 pages

10. Pool & Spa, 28 pages

11. Log Home, 43 pages

12. Green Building, 25 pages

13. Drop-down Menu Lists, 47 pages

 

 

 

ASPHALT SHINGLE SECTION CONTENTS:

 

  1. INSPECTOR REFERENCE (educational articles)
    1. Roof Structure Ventilation and Premature Failure
    2. Asphalt Shingle Bonding
    3. Blisters VS Hail Damage
    4. Craze Cracking
    5. Forces that Affect Shingle Lifespan
    6. Batch Problems
    7. Algae Discoloration of Roofs
    8. Controlling Ice Dam Growth

 

NARRATIVES

  1. Disclaimers
  2. Asphalt Shingle Warranties
  3. Asphalt Shingle Description
  4. Number of Layers
  5. Genera Shingle Condition
    1. Deterioration
    2. Replace
    3. Buckled Shingles
    4. Ice Dame Removal Damage
    5. Substrate
    6. Granules
    7. Underlayment Deficiencies

10. Flashing Deficiencies

  1. Headwall
  2. Sidewall
  3. Skylight

11. Bonding

12. Shingle Installation

  1. Installation Deficiencies
  2. Installation over Old Shingles/Wood roofs

13. Valleys

  1. Valley Installation

14. Shingle Failure

  1. Splitting
  2. Deterioration
  3. Delamination
  4. Distortion
  5. Batch Problems
  6. Discoloration
  7. Mechanical Damage

15. Wind Damage

16. Hail Damage

17. Blisters

18. Fasteners

  1. Fastener Type
  2. Fastening Pattern
  3. Fastener Deficiencies

19. Ice Dam

20. Tree Damage

 

SAMPLE NARRATIVES: ASPHALT SHINGLE

 

Shingle Bonding

 

Bonding OK- long

The representative shingles tested were adequately bonded at the time of the inspection. Asphalt shingles are manufactured with adhesive asphalt strips that, after shingles are first installed, are designed to soften in the heat of the sun, bonding to the shingles in the course above. The desired result is that the entire shingle roof acts a single, unified membrane. Successful bonding of the shingles is the most important factor in determining the shingle roof's resistance to wind damage.

 

Bonding OK- short

The representative shingles tested were adequately bonded at the time of the inspection.

 

Inadequate bond, adequate time, long- QC

Inspection of representative areas across the roof indicated that asphalt composition shingles covering the roof were poorly bonded. At the time of the inspection, shingles had adequate time to bond.

Asphalt shingles are manufactured with adhesive asphalt strips located beneath tabs that after shingles are first installed are designed to soften in the heat of the sun, bonding to the shingles in the course above. The desired result is that the entire shingle roof acts a single, unified membrane. Successful bonding of the shingles is the most important factor in determining the shingle roof's resistance to wind damage.

A weak bond can be caused by different factors:

-Poor quality shingles can have inadequate or poor-quality adhesive strip materials (for which there are no manufacturing standards).

- High winds blowing at the time of installation can contaminate the adhesive strips with dust and dirt.

- Since adhesive strips are activated by heat, shingles installed during the winter may take months to bond fully. During this extended period, the adhesive strips may become contaminated by wind-blown dust and dirt. Consider having shingles hand-sealed by a qualified roofing contractor to extend the long-term service life of the roof.

 

Inadequate bond, adequate time, short- QC

Inspection of representative areas across the roof indicated that shingles covering the roof were poorly bonded. Successful bonding of the shingles is the most important factor in determining the shingle roof's resistance to wind damage.

The inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline, you consult with a qualified contractor to determine the best course of action for these particular shingles.

 

Inadequate bond- inadequate time

Inspection of representative areas across the roof indicated that asphalt composition shingles covering the roof were poorly bonded. At the time of the inspection, shingles had adequate time to bond. This condition will lower their resistance to wind damage.

The inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline, you consult with a qualified contractor to determine the best course of action for these particular shingles.

 

Inadequate bond, newer roof- QC

Inspection of representative areas across the roof indicated that shingles covering the roof were inadequately bonded. Because the home is relatively new, the shingles may not yet have experienced enough warm weather over a long enough time period to promote shingle bonding. The time and temperatures required for adequate bonding can vary with shingle manufacturer and model. The inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline, you consult with a qualified contractor to determine the best course of action for these particular shingles. Failure to act may result in premature failure of the asphalt shingle roof.

 

 

 

Shingle Installation

 

Shingle Installation Disclaimer

Many different types, brands and models of asphalt composition shingles have been installed over the years, each with specific manufacturer's installation requirements that may or may not apply to similar-looking shingles. In addition, most shingles have underlayment requirements that cannot be visually confirmed once the shingles have been installed. For this reason, the Inspector disclaims all responsibility for accurate confirmation of proper shingle roof installation. The Inspector's comments will be based on- and limited to- installation requirements common to many shingle types, brands and models, but accurate confirmation of a particular shingle roof installation, which requires research that exceeds the scope of the General Home Inspection, will require the services of a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Installation OK

At the time of the inspection, the Inspector observed no deficiencies in the installation of asphalt composition shingles covering this roof.

 

Mostly OK

At the time of the inspection, the Inspector observed few deficiencies in the installation of asphalt composition shingles covering this roof. Notable exceptions will be listed in this report.

 

 

 

Installation Deficiencies

 

Comp shingles on less than 2&12 improper

Asphalt composition shingles were installed on a roof with a slope with less than 2 inches of vertical rise in 12 inches of horizontal run (2&12). This is a defective installation. Generally-accepted current standards and most manufacturer's recommendations require that asphalt composition shingles not be installed on a roof with a slope less than 2&12.  This condition will void any existing shingle manufacturer's warranty that might otherwise be in effect.

 

Poor installation

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home showed evidence of poor installation and may not perform as well as a properly installed roof. You should ask the seller about problems with past leakage.

 

Shingles racked- QC

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home were installed with joints aligned vertically at every other course. This installation method is called "racking". Racking is an improper installation method for many shingle types and models. It is acceptable but not preferred for some shingles types and is the required method for a few shingle types. Research required to confirm proper installation exceeds the scope of the General Home inspection. The inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline, you have the roof examined by a qualified roofing contractor to confirm proper installation.

 

Excessive exposure

Asphalt shingles on this roof exhibited excessive exposure, meaning that successive courses up the roof were spread too far apart. This condition will increase the chances of roof leakage. Roof leakage may damage the roof structure or home material, or encourage microbial growth.

 

Possible overshoot- QC

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home were installed with excessive overhang, which may cause roof runoff water to overshoot the gutter. The Inspector recommends correction by a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Different types installed

Shingle types were not uniform across the roof. Instead, different shingle types were used on different parts of the roof. Although this is primarily a cosmetic issue, there may be an increased chance of roof leakage where shingles of different types meet. The Inspector saw no sign of leakage at these areas at the time of the inspection.

 

 

Batch Problems

 

Batch problems, long

Asphalt shingles covering the roof of this home showed deterioration typical of batch problems. Batches are groups of shingles made during the same production run from the same batch of asphalt. Batch problems re caused by installing shingles from different batches on the same roof. Over time, fairly small differences in shingle thickness or in the composition of the asphalt mix can affect the rate at which shingles deteriorate. The distinguishing characteristic indicating batch problems in strip shingles is the pattern of deterioration. It follows the stairstep pattern of installation. This condition is not a defect, but a difference in the speed of natural shingle aging. Shingles appeared to be adequately protecting the home at the time of the inspection.

 

Batch problems- short

Asphalt shingles covering the roof of this home showed deterioration typical of batch problems. This condition is not a defect, but a difference in the speed of natural shingle aging due to the use of shingles from different production runs. Shingles appeared to be adequately protecting the home at the time of the inspection.

 

 

 

Sidewall Flashing

 

Improper sidewall flashing- QC

Sidewall flashing was improperly installed on the roof. This condition may increase the chance of leakage with the potential for damage to cause roof structure damage from wood decay, damage home materials, or create unhealthy conditions by encouraging microbial growth such as mold. The inspector recommends correction by a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Continuous flashing, sidewall- OK

Sidewalls on the asphalt shingle roof had continuous sidewall flashing installed. This is a defective installation and may increase the chance of leakage with the potential for damage to cause roof structure damage from wood decay, damage home materials, or create unhealthy conditions by encouraging microbial growth such as mold. Asphalt shingle roofs should be flashed with step-flashing at sidewalls. The Inspector observed no indication that this condition had caused leakage at the time of the inspection.

 

Continuous sidewall flashing improper, signs of leakage- QC

Sidewall flashing on the asphalt shingle roof was continuous sidewall flashing instead of step-flashing. This condition is improper and may increase the chance of leakage with the potential for damage to cause roof structure damage from wood decay, damage home materials, or create unhealthy conditions by encouraging microbial growth such as mold. The inspector observed stains indicating that this condition has been a source of roof leakage. The Inspector recommends that the continuous sidewall flashing be removed and replaced with step flashing by a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Skylight cont. sidewall flashing improper- QC

Continuous flashing was installed at one or more skylight sidewalls on the roof. This is a defective installation. Manufacturer's installation specifications require step-flashing to be installed at all sidewalls on roofs covered with asphalt composition shingles, including sidewall conditions at skylights. This condition is improper and may increase the chance of leakage with the potential for damage to cause roof structure damage from wood decay, damage home materials, or create unhealthy conditions by encouraging microbial growth such as mold. The inspector observed stains indicating that this condition has been a source of roof leakage. The Inspector recommends that the continuous sidewall flashing be removed and replaced with step flashing by a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Skylight cont. sidewall flashing improper- OK

Skylight sidewalls on the asphalt shingle roof had continuous sidewall flashing installed. This is a defective installation and may increase the chance of leakage with the potential for damage to cause roof structure damage from wood decay, damage home materials, or create unhealthy conditions by encouraging microbial growth such as mold. Asphalt shingle roofs should be flashed with step-flashing at sidewalls. The Inspector observed no indication that this condition had caused leakage at the time of the inspection.

 

 

 

Shingle Failure

 

Splitting

 

Torn/split- QC

The asphalt composition shingle roof had torn or split shingles visible at the time of the inspection which may allow roof leakage. This condition can be due to a number of causes.  The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified roofing contractor to gain an idea of options and costs for shingle roof replacement.

 

Stairstep/thermal

Cracking of shingle tabs in a stairstep pattern across portions of the roof at areas where shingles bridge joints in underlying shingles may be caused by thermal contraction of the shingles. This can happen with some models of shingles when they are originally installed on a hot day. This condition may eventually result in exposure of fasteners or underlayment, either of which would be a defect needing correction. Neither fasteners nor underlayment appeared to be exposed at the time of the inspection. There is also increasing chance of leakage at these areas although leakage is not a typical result.

 

Thermal Splitting- QC

Splitting of shingle tabs on portions of the roof at areas where shingles bridge joints of underlying shingles may be caused by thermal contraction of the shingles and roof sheathing. The inspector recommends replacement of damaged shingles to prevent damage materials from roof leakage. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

 

Stairstep/corners- QC

Cracking of shingle tabs in a stairstep pattern across portions of the roof at areas where shingles bridge joints in underlying shingles may be caused by thermal contraction of the shingles. This condition has resulted in missing corners of some shingles resulting in exposure of fasteners or underlayment. This is a defect needing correction. The inspector recommends correction by a qualified roofing contractor.

 

Horizontal splitting-sheathing

Horizontal splitting of shingles in portions of the roof noted at the time of the inspection appeared to be caused by contraction of the roof sheathing. The Inspector recommends replacement of damaged shingles to prevent damage from roof leakage. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

 

Vertical splitting-sheathing- QC

Vertical splitting of shingles in portions of the roof noted at the time of the inspection appeared to be caused by contraction of the roof sheathing. The Inspector recommends replacement of damaged shingles to prevent damage from roof leakage. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

 

Severe crazing-end of life- QC

The asphalt composition shingle roof had visible severe widespread random cracking and splitting that extended through the shingle mat. This condition is a common response to long-term weathering and is a sign of aging and failure.  The roof appeared to be at or near the end of its useful life. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified roofing contractor to gain an idea of options and costs for shingle roof replacement.

 

 

 

Deterioration

 

Shingle deterioration- moderate

Although the asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home showed moderate general deterioration, they appeared to be adequately protecting the underlying home structure at the time of the inspection.

 

Old- past mid point, replace soon- QC

The asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home were old, appeared to be well past the mid point of their long-term service life and may need to be replaced soon. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified roofing contractor to gain an idea of options and costs for shingle roof replacement.

 

End of useful lives (some slopes)

At the time of the inspection, asphalt composition shingles covering some roof slopes    had severe deterioration visible and appeared to be at or near the end of their long-term service life. Other portions of the roof were in better condition. This condition can be due to exposure to prevailing weather patterns or directional exposure to sunlight, or it may be that shingles on some roof slopes have already been replaced. You should consult with a qualified roofing contractor before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline to discuss options and costs for replacement of remaining slopes needing shingle replacement.

 

 

 

Delamination

 

Localized delamination

The asphalt shingle roof exhibited localized delamination. Delamination is separation of the surface layer of asphalt. If it appears before the shingle warranty has expired it is typically caused by poor quality asphalt and constitutes premature failure.

 

Moderate delamination

The asphalt shingle roof exhibited moderate delamination across certain portions of the roof. Delamination is separation of the surface layer of asphalt covering shingles. While this condition may not cause leakage soon, it is a sign that these portions of the roof are deteriorating and will eventually need replacement to avoid damage to the roof structure and home materials from leakage.

 

Widespread delamination, replace- QC

The shingle roof was old and exhibited widespread delamination. This is a common failure mode for older shingles. The roof appeared to be at or near the end of its useful life. The Inspector recommends that before the expiration of your Inspection Objection Deadline you consult with a qualified roofing contractor to gain an idea of options and costs for shingle roof replacement.

 

Delamination, poor roof venting- QC

Delamination of asphalt shingles located in upper portions of the roof is a type of deterioration typical of shingles exposed to long-term excessive heat, a condition commonly caused by poorly-ventilated roof structures. The Inspector recommends that actions be taken to improve the roof structure ventilation in order to help prevent or slow continued deterioration. All work should be performed by a qualified contractor.

 

Repeating delamination- mfgr's rep

Asphalt shingles covering the roof of this home exhibited flakes of delamination of the surface layer of asphalt that repeated in the same parts of multiple shingles. This is typical of problems created during the shingle manufacturing process. This condition usually does not cause roof leakage, but if the roof is still under warranty, the manufacturer's warranty may pay all or some portion of cost of replacing the affected shingles. You should ask the seller for warranty documentation and investigate this possibility. If the roof is still covered by a warranty you may want to request inspection by a manufacturer's representative.

 

 

 

Hail Damage

 

Hail damage- cosmetic

At the time of the inspection, the asphalt composition shingle roof had minor damage visible that appeared to be the result of hail strikes. This damage appeared to be cosmetic only.

 

Widespread functional hail damage, replace- QC

At the time of the inspection, the asphalt composition shingle roof had widespread damage visible that appeared to be the result of hail strikes. This damage appeared to meet the definition of what insurance companies call "functional damage." Functional damage is damage that;

1. Reduces the ability of the roof to shed water; or

2. Significantly shorten the shingle's long-term service life. Offering estimates of the remaining long-term expected service life of asphalt shingles exceeds the scope of the General Home Inspection.  The Inspector recommends replacement of all damaged shingles by a qualified contractor.

 

Widespread functional hail damage, warranty

At the time of the inspection, the asphalt composition shingle roof had widespread damage visible that appeared to be the result of hail strikes. This damage appeared to meet the definition of what insurance companies call "functional damage." Functional damage is damage that;

1. Reduces the ability of the roof to shed water; or

2. Significantly shorten the shingle's long-term service life. Offering estimates of the remaining long-term expected service life of asphalt shingles exceeds the scope of the General Home Inspection. Bear in mind that beneath each hailstrike lies another asphalt shingle that may be undamaged. You should ask the seller about any warranty that might apply toward roof shingle replacement.

 

Localized functional hail damage

At the time of the inspection, the asphalt composition shingle roof had localized damage visible that appeared to be the result of hail strikes. This damage appeared to meet the definition of what insurance companies call "functional damage." Functional damage is damage that;

1. Reduces the ability of the roof to shed water; or

2. Significantly shorten the shingle's long-term service life. Bear in mind that beneath each hailstrike lies another asphalt shingle that may be undamaged. You should ask the seller about any warranty that might apply toward roof shingle replacement.

 

Old hail damage

The grey color of exposed asphalt at hail strikes indicated that this damage is old.

 

Recent hail damage

The dark color of asphalt exposed by hail strikes indicated that this damage is recent.

 

Both old and recent damage

Hail damage visible on the roof exhibited both grey asphalt indicating older damage, and dark asphalt indicating recent damage. This condition is typical of damage from two different storms.

 

Test Square results

The 100 Sq. Ft. test square shown in the photo exhibited [[insert_numbers]] strikes within the square that qualified as functional damage.

 

 

 

Blisters

 

Blister identification

Blisters are typically small, steep-sided craters measuring a quarter-inch (6mm) or less in diameter with no granules visible in the crater. Typically asphalt shingles only blister where the exposure conditions on the roof include one or more of the following:

- Poor or inefficient ventilation causing the shingles to reach excessive temperatures (over 60 degrees C);

- Wet shingles: shingle not properly protected prior to application, causing moisture to be entrapped within it, leading to blisters;

- Wet roof boards: sudden moisture release into shingle;

- Resin dripping from trees: softens the asphalt, allowing blister to form;

- Too much solvent-based asphalt adhesive: applies particularly to roofs covered with low slope shingles - when manually sealing shingles, ensure that the spot of adhesive is no larger than the size of a quarter;

- Use of an incompatible adhesive or use of an adhesive mixed with gasoline, turpentine or other solvents (some caulking materials contain 20% 50% xylene and benzene, which can soften the asphalt in the shingles very rapidly);

-Shaded areas suddenly exposed to hot sun each day; or

-Roof areas receiving both direct and reflected heat from the sun.

 

Localized small blisters

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home had small blisters visible in some portions of the roof. Blisters are a cosmetic problem and do not cause premature failure of the roof.

 

Widespread small blisters

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home had small blisters visible over widespread portions of the roof. Blisters are a cosmetic problem and do not cause premature failure of the roof.

 

Widespread intact small blister

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home had small blisters visible over widespread portions of the roof. At the time of the inspection, blisters had not burst and exposed the underlying asphalt or mat to weather. Blisters are a cosmetic problem and do not cause premature failure of the roof.

 

Localized large blisters

Asphalt composition shingles covering the roof of this home had large blisters visible in portions of the roof. The shingle mat was visible in some blisters. Although they are unsightly, blisters are a cosmetic problem and do not cause premature failure of the roof.

 

Old grey blisters

The grey color of asphalt exposed by blisters visible on the asphalt shingle roof indicated that this is older damage and blistering will probably not continue in the future.

 

Recent dark blisters

The dark color of asphalt exposed by blisters visible on the asphalt shingle roof indicated that this is recent damage and blistering may continue in the future. Blisters are typically caused by conditions that eventually stabilize without affecting the functionality of the shingles.

 

*This is a partial list of narratives for Asphalt Shingle.

 

 

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