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  1. #11
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    IL, that’s funny!

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    Home inspectors are up there with realtors in my book.

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    Didn't you have an inspection? This leaky roof should have been noted and repaired by the owner. If you're stuck with this issue, that sucks!

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    Yes, we had an inspection done by a licensed inspector that K. knows (and we paid for). There was also an inspection/appraisal for bank purposes that the seller paid for. We were told the roof was new in the last year; the problem being that someone who didn't know what the hell they were doing did the roof (this is what the roofing contractor just told us). This contractor is coming back in the next week or two to do a more thorough assessment as to what needs to be done to fix the problems.

    The story of this hand-built Madrid house is the stuff of legends apparently - as soon as I can gather the timeline and more details I will let you all know, but it involves previous fires (two in total, I think) and an old roof blowing up and then setting back down due to a propane leakage problem during a winter of heavy snow (I can see ya'll shaking your heads wondering what the hell I got myself into, LOL)! It's hard to explain without photos, but the house is actually two houses that were built next to each other and then a middle room (our future studio) was built to connect the two at some point. The worse roof leak is where the two were connected on one of the sides. The house is very solid otherwise - heavy beams, and a stone foundation.

    Meanwhile, we are currently working on getting more information from our realtor as we proceed forward. We really want to find out who built this so-called new roof and if there is some kind of warranty.
    Last edited by SiouzQ.; 8-13-19 at 9:32am.

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    the rubber seals around the screws breakdown and need to be replaced in metal roofs...………..at least that is what I was told when we were considering one.

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