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Roof Structure and Attic
Your roof structure is the top layer of your dwelling and includes the rafters, shingles, eaves and flashing. Roofs may be gabled or flat. Most roof support systems on homes are made of wood. Shingles are commonly asphalt, but can also be made of slate, wood and metal. The attic is the finished or unfinished space between your top living floor and the rafters that support the roof.
The roof is the last line of defense between your living space and the wind, rain and snow. A good inspector will check the integrity of the roof to make sure there aren't any leaks. In addition, he'll access the state of the rafters and make sure the roof drainage system is channeling water properly off of the roof.