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Old 01-01-2008, 08:03 PM   #16
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Atlantic, exactly my point , now I have big concerns about the rest of the roof as well. This guy was no roofer. This house sat for two years vacant and when he realized it wasn't going to sell unless he put a roof on he decided to tackle it himself, except I didn't find that out until after I bought it (that he had done the roof himself). My guess is , is that he got to the valleys and didn't know what to do so he just overlapped them a lot thinking he would be allright. Don't you have to have a permit to do a roof and several inspections, or does that vary from place to place?

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a homeowner can usually get away with pulling a permit and doing it,but it should be inspected by the bldg. dept. for a certificate of occupancy(c.o.),Atlantic is right(I didn`t want to rain on your parade any worse),have a pro check it out,and see how the rest of the roof is nailed,lapped ,flashed etc.---did you have a bldg. inspector look at the house before you bought it---unfortunately,they don`t always do a good job on a roof inspection,and I feel you should always have a professional roofer look over roofs,before you buy a house--where are you located,we may have a member near you,or be able to recommend someone to look at it for you
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #18
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R.G. touches on the point of that area not being done right, but very wrong.

Sorry to bring this up, but: I'd be concerned about the rest of the roof's installation after seeing something as wrong as that....
That's what I think when I see something done like this. Makes you want to hope it was a HO "I'll do it to save money" job instead of a qualified roofing contractor, although there are plenty of hacks out there too.
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Roofing God, I'm in Ft. Wayne, IN. and we've been getting a fair amount of snow. I know a few roofers, but don't know there work very well. I had a semi- retired roofer buy a truck from me last year, said he was doing a lot of small repair work. I know he had to be at least a 30-40yr. veteran of the trade, so I think I'll call him first, but if you guys know someone in my area, by all means let me know. Thank you all for the imput!
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It appears that they did the roof area that has the sewer vent and then laid the shingles on the other side of the valley rather than weaving the two areas as the roof was installed. Poor job. Hope they installed ice and water shield or other material under the valley.
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I got a feeling the only thing under that valley is the underlayment.
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I know 1 in Indy,and 1 in kouts,lthere`s another guy here from Indiana also,lwhere I don`t know,ridgewalker-i believe
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RidgeWalker is around Indianapolis.

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Old 01-03-2008, 05:44 PM   #24
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That semi-retired roofer that I talked about ealier getting a hold of; his son in law called me a couple of hours ago and said his father-in-law had passed away 6 months ago and that he had taken over the business. He's going to stop out at the beginning of next week, I'll let you know what he says. Thanks everyone, can't tell how much I appreciate it!
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That seems as though it may be a Half -Weave,where the shingles on the apposing side should run up past the valley by at least 12'" on the high side.
It may be as simple as snapping a line just outside the center of the valley (about2 1/2")and cutting the top layer of shingles(using shingle snips) .(careful here)
Lift up the shingles(it seems that the ends are loose) as much as you dare and see if you can see where the other shingles underneath end.If you can't see the end because appears to go under the top layer in the valley this may be the case.
Some people call this a California Weave around here and is used when the roof pitches are different,but it also used widely as an alternative to a full weave.
Best bet is to call a qualified roofer,who is familiar with this type of weave.
The top corner of the cut shingles have to be "rounded off" to keep water in the valley from following along this edge horizontally past your valley underlayment.
Hopefully it was just an over sight on the roofers side and they just forgot to make that final cut.
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hate to disagree with you oldfrt,but if you look at the 2nd pic at the top area the shingles are over so much,there`s ,less than a ft left,secured to the right side of the valley,that would be going too far and if cut would be a leak sooner than later due to the nails proximity to the valley,Timber said the guy was no roofer,and I agree,but I hope to hear the results of the inspection from Timber as well
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The guy that is stopping over mentioned that there was a weave called a "Western" weave and that it could be that. Is that the same as the California weave that oldfrt is talking about?
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california cut:lower and/or slighter pitch roof weaves 12-18" up onto opposing section,lother section is installed to/or past center line of valley,then cut slightly off center
closed weaved:both sides of the valley are laid in lapping 12-18"onto opposing roof surface,they are intermingled(1 from left,1 from right)
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california cut/weave:
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cclosed /double closed weave:

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