Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tennessee Building Inspector - Roof Penetrations Gone Wild! 9.9.10

Roof Penetrations Gone Wild!

Tennessee Commercial Building Inspections completed by HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC, can include a inspection of the roof, if accessible, and any roof penetration we may find there. Sometimes we find some very interesting ones. Look at the picture below. What happened here?

HINT: Roof Penetrations Gone Wild!

The pic below is a closeup of the fungal growth that has developed under this penetration flashing.

ANSWER: This is a strange case involving a loose roof membrane that allowed water and debris to collect near and under the roof penetration flashing. The fungal matter appears to have grown so much that it has pushed the flashing up! Clearly this needs immediate attention.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC

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