Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Point Roberts Home Inspector (King of the House, Inc): My Roof's Got A Hole In It

 Woke up this morning and there was snow in Whatcom County. However, as of later this morning, the temperature has moderated and now the snow is turning to rain and slop. The wet and rain, melting on the deck and running out the downspouts and off the roof,  It made me think of the old song about the roof having a hole in it.

 These are informative roof photos that tie in with today's theme of roofs with holes. It covers about everything here, wood shingles, composition shingles, flat roofs, metal roofs. The first two pictures were supplied by Charlie Buell, a Seattle inspector and AR member. I have lots of roof photos with aged or failing roofs but could not find any that so classically showed roofs with holes. The top two, as I said, are from Charlie. The others are from my own award winning collection of bad roofs and the damage below.


My roofs got a hole in it                            My roof has a hole in it too                                


Comp roof, torn shingle                           Metal roof, moss


Leak in attic                                              Leak in office



Flat roof above, used as deck                           Tarps below the flat roof, in the library

Thanks for dropping by.

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham Home Inspector



Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 2 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 29 2008 11:37AM


Steven:  I guess you've seen it all!  The one with the hole is interesting to say the least.  I wonder what sort of varmit uses that as an entry into a nice living space?!
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) almost 12 years ago



Depending on the size of the hole, around here, common attic dwellers I have heard of, or seen, include:

Rats, squirrels, raccoons, birds, bees and bats.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) almost 12 years ago