Originally Posted by wildandblue
From: R55ree: Here is the inspection report:
The attic was accessed through a scuttle in the garage. The attic above the living
Space was insulated with loose-fill insulation, approximately 10-12-inches in depth.
Ventilation throughout the attic was provided by soffit and static roof vents. The roof
Structure consisted of two-inch by six-inch wood rafters spaced 24 inches on center
And OSB (waferboard) sheathing. Defect: There was a broken rafter over the west
Side of the garage that was causing a dip in the roof.
Because of the configuration of the framing, ductwork, personal belongings, and
Lack of catwalks, which limit access in most attics, it is usually not possible to inspect all
Areas of the attic. There were no visible roof leaks or moisture issues observed in the
visible attic space. The absence of visible indications of moisture is not necessarily
Conclusive evidence that the roof is free from leaks as many leaks only appear under
Certain weather conditions. During dry periods, it is very difficult to determine if visible
Stains are active leaks or old damage from a problem that has been repaired unless
There are obvious problems indicating a leak would be likely. The only way to be sure a
Roof does not leak is to inspect the underside of the roof during a heavy rain.