Is it up to code? If not, bid to demolish.72opp said:Good Afternoon,
I am looking for some advice on tarping an FHA loan home. PM if you have some experience or feel like you can share some of your knowledge.
EDIT: Got a work order to advise if an active leak is going on at a property. I go to the property and find that the main roof over the detached garage and primary house is pretty new (less than 3years old by the looks of it). I go into the attic and look around and don't find any issues. Just wood rafters that look a bit old but still in good condition.
I get out my ladder and look on the roof above (what looks like) a really crappy 3 season room. and there is standing water on that part of the roof. Two sides of the main roof slope down on to this roughly 5x6ft square roof. I get down off the ladder and look at the ceiling in the 3 season room and, yes, it looks like some of the wood has been damaged by water. There is some black discoloration and one piece of the ceiling is bowed out a bit. However, there is standing water (about 1inch to 1/2 inch) on the this part of the roof (decently warm day today in MN) but the wood is dry. There are no water stains and, honestly, it all looks like the roof over this 3 season room was constructed poorly using low quality materiel and craftsmanship. AND this part of the roof also looks to have been built less than 3 years ago with new looking rolled out shingle and grey sealant liberally painted on.
My basic take is that there is no active leak. There may have been one in the past but all the materiel in this 3 season room is all very low quality (almost pieced together) from scrap. The other issue is that I don't know how to even tarp this kind of room. Sure, if it was on the main roof I could tarp it by going up over the ridge and down the other side and nailing the ends into the eves. But on this 3 season crappy room the roof drops about 6 inchs straight down then slides down toward the back and away from the main roof. How am I supposed to tarp a roof like this...run a tarp from the front of the house, up over the ridge, back down on the backside and over this area? That is one huge tarp.
The other things is that whoever did the intial didn't board two windows (good sized) and left a bunch of paint and a battery there. This is all stuff I can take care of but I am a bit hesitant on the roof issue.
What are your opinions?
2nd Edit: Also on my FHA guidelines I see that FHA doesn't tarp roofs. They want them fixed right away. I don't know where to begin to bid this accurately as to debris generated from demo of old materiel and the cost/time to put up a new roof. I am not a roofer (though I have helped to shingle my father in law and my parents house).