In the realm of home inspections, even seemingly minor issues can carry long-term consequences. Ashi-Certified Inspector Britt B. sheds light on the potential impact of a downspout drain that empties directly onto the roof.
While it might appear harmless, the practice of allowing a downspout to drain onto the roof can lead to unintended consequences over time. This steady flow of water can gradually create a depression or indentation in the roof's surface. This depression can compromise the roof's integrity, potentially causing leaks and structural issues.