We are buying a 1960’s house in Seattle. We had the home inspected before we made an offer, and the inspector said the existing torch down roof was beyond repair. The sellers have agreed to have a new torch down roof installed, or to credit us the money for it.
The house will close in mid-October. That is the start of the rainy season here, and I’m wondering what the recommendations are for installing this kind of a roof - does the weather need to be dry for several days in a row? Just on the day the work is done? No requirement at all?
We would like the seller to replace the roof before closing since then they are responsible for any hidden damage. But there is also an advantage to having the work done after we own the place, since we would have greater say over the quality. So it would really help us to understand if the roof needs to be done ASAP due to weather considerations.
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