I purchased a home in November 1996. The roof was inspected by The Home Team, Home Inspection Team, Inc. and given the A-OK with minor defects. We had our first rain within the next five months and water was coming in through the roof.
I turned it into my home owners insurance company and was told that it was not weather damage, that the roof was very old and defective. I have had several roof companies come out and they all told me the same thing, "My roof is the original roof from when this house was built (1959) and should have been replaced years ago.
The roof is flat tar and gravel and only has a life span of 10 years." Each of these roofers said that they would NOT have passed an inspection on this roof. Right now I'm sitting in my new home with one room totally useless because the ceiling is on the floor and every room in the house leaks in many places. If this inspection company had of done their job, I NEVER would have purchased this house. Now I'm stuck in this place and can't possibly afford to put a new roof on it.
I have been involved in a long drawn-out lawsuit against HomeTeam for 3 years (began shortly after I purchased the house), and they say that they did not do the inspection for the purpose of selling this house.
I am looking at a letter from the same company that states "I hope the enclosed information is helpful and I hope you enjoy every aspect of your new home." Just before last winter, this company offered to put a new roof on my home ("One time offer, take or leave it"), I accepted and that was the last I ever heard about it. This company claims that it is "Unsurpassed in the Industry".