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Old 01-04-2008, 01:25 AM   #31
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #32
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Thanks for the explanation I appreciate you taken so much time for that, I just don't want to feel to ignorant when I'm talking to this guy. I want to make sure I'm not creating another problem.
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Thanks for the explanation I appreciate you taken so much time for that, I just don't want to feel to ignorant when I'm talking to this guy. I want to make sure I'm not creating another problem.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:57 AM   #35
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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....
Me too. That valley is whack.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:16 PM   #36
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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that the roofer I called stopped over to check my vallies and he said everything was ok, they just didn't do the finish cut on the vallies once they got done with them. He said no homeowner did the roof, it was professionally done. I found out that the homeowner just helped on the job and that he had done a trade deal for some landscaping (homeowner was a landscaper; if you want to call him that) with a buddy of his who was a roofer. Apparently, the HO was supposed to do some of the clean-up and odds and ends and didn't get them done before I bought the house and the inspector never caught it (he also didn't catch that there were not enough roof vents) . My guy is going to come back when it warms up; he said I could do it, but I told him I don't think I'll mess with it! He also said I had really good shingles, like 25 yr ones, so I'm feeling a lot better. I just want to say thanks to everybody who helped me on this: roofing God, Ed, Lawnguy, Atlantic, ron schenker and anybody else, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! I'm very greatful to have found this sight! I'm just mad I didin't find it sooner!
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the 2nd pic you put up seemed to have the shingle end seams too close to the valley,also nails shouldn`t be closer than a foot away from the valley centerline (???)
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the second photo did seem to have the shingle end seams too close to the valley at the top area of the valley,and no nails should be within the distance of your shoe from the valley center,please double check that area as it seemed from the overlap that you had 6-8 shingles that don`t meet that criteria
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I'll ask him about that; He did say he could feel the overlapped shingles on the other side of the valley and that they were well past center.
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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that the roofer I called stopped over to check my vallies and he said everything was ok,
That is good to hear.
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Good to hear timber.

Thanks for the update.
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A while ago I put in a thread about the shingles in the roof valleys not looking right and you needed some pics to let me know if these valleys were shingled correctly. If you recall I said that I was getting a lot of debris underneath them and I feared that this would start to rot out my shingles or my roof. Nothings leaking but I constantly have to blow the debris out from underneath these things. Can you see what I'm talking about from these pics? Thanks in advance for the help.

Actually it looks like the roofer did what is known as a California cut valley. He layed the bottom barrier layer across the valley, and then layed the top layer across but forgot to cut them. Find your center point top and bottom, then chalk a line down the valley, Get a good utility knife and install a hook blade into it, starting top to bottom cut your shingles, while slightly lifting them so as not to cut your bottom layer. That should solve your problem. It doesn't look like he did the valley wrong he just didn't finish it!
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TFR, you forgot cutting out the tops. Assuming everything else is OK.
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Thanks Treefrog and tinner, I don't know if you saw the earlier posts, but I had a guy come out and take a look at it and actually he explained it exactly like you treefrog. He's going to come out and take care of it for me when the temps warm up here. Thanks again everyone!

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