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Old 02-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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I could use some guidance on new roofing

Greetings all. We just purchased a house in December, new construction. Every time we have winds over 20 mph we are having shingles tear away and scatter through the yard. This has happened 5 times in the last 2 months. My question is, to whom do I turn to fix this? Is it the builder? The shingle manufacturer? The roofing sub? My insurance?

At the rate it's going, I'll have to build temporary housing for the roofers I have to keep calling.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!



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Old 02-26-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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I would start with the builder, he hired the roofing subs right? Sounds like the shingles were not installed correctly and you probably need a whole new roof.


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Old 02-29-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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In winter shingles will not properly seal, you need heat. Temps should be above 45 degrees at least to get the tar strips to seal. All the roofers I use put tar (Black Jack or similar) down on each shingle when they install it in the winter this creates instant adhesion (Course they charge more but the job gets done). It sounds like your roofer did not do this. I'd go after the GC. It is a install error.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #4
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The guy moved into the house in December. The roof was put on months ago. Long enough for the shingles to have sealed down.
Can you post a picture or two?
The house should be covered by the builder. I would get him after I had some roofers look at it and get their opinion. This way you can speak to the builder knowing what's wrong. It's up to him to make it right.
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