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Old 12-31-2007, 11:42 AM   #16
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Was this (new roof) included in the purchase offer (contract) of the home?

Was the real estate agent yours or the home sellers?

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:48 AM   #17
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Was this (new roof) included in the purchase offer (contract) of the home?

Was the real estate agent yours or the home sellers?
i believe it was, thats why we are looking for everything, so see if we can take any action ect.

our agent was an inlaw, their's i went to high schoool with, so everyone was connected
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:52 AM   #18
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Is the seller related to you?

Do the sellers still live in the area or have they moved out of state?

You can use your agent as a witness regarding the roof replacement.

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Old 12-31-2007, 12:07 PM   #19
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Is the seller related to you?

Do the sellers still live in the area or have they moved out of state?

You can use your agent as a witness regarding the roof replacement.
no, they are not related to me, not sure where they are now, i could find out though, we get christmas cards from their agent so like i said, everyone is kinda connected. when we first noticed the problem we had the guys that did the roof come out. they seemed kinda shady and tried to blame it on the window below where it was leaking which does not make sense to me, and after i made that hole, its clearly leaking from the roof area, and not the wall or flashing above the window.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:27 PM   #20
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You may want an estimate from another roofer. It sounds like the "roofer" that did the job is not not going to back up their work.


How long ago did the roofer look at this leak?

If you are able to post photos of the exterior of the roof then that may tell the type of job the roofer did or did not do.

You may want to have your agent send a ceritified letter to the seller/roofer stating that the roof is leaking and that they have been given notice. Your agent would know more about the laws in your area regarding the warranty on work as part of the sale of the home.

How many square footage is the home? (1,000 , 1,500 , 2,000...)
Is the entire roof on the home a low pitched roof?

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I moved this topic into the Roofing Forum so you culd get more appropriate answers.

Firstly, how shallow of a slope is the roof over this area?

Secondly, until you post photos of the roof in question, not much reliable help can be given.

Finally, the white stains on the plank board decking show that the wood has been getting saturated for a long time already. The other water is fresh current ongoing leaks.

Pictures will help out immensely.

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I moved this topic into the Roofing Forum so you culd get more appropriate answers.

Firstly, how shallow of a slope is the roof over this area?

Secondly, until you post photos of the roof in question, not much reliable help can be given.

Finally, the white stains on the plank board decking show that the wood has been getting saturated for a long time already. The other water is fresh current ongoing leaks.

Pictures will help out immensely.

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ok ill post some more pics tomorrow its dark now also i will try and figure out the pitch of the roof.

thanks for all your help.
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It looks to be a very low pitch(slight angle)roof area,and probably should have had full Ice +Water shield ,or a flat type single ply system instead of shingles,either way looks like full replacement is in order-lets see the outside pics(from a distance+close ups)
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ok ill post some more pics tomorrow its dark now also i will try and figure out the pitch of the roof.

thanks for all your help.



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Yep. It's leaking alright. If you get to it soon, you might not have to replace any of that wood. Otherwise, you will.
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Do you know if this was a re-roof or was the old roof torn off down to the wood and replaced?
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I suspect he's got two layers. If you look at the nails, there seem to be two sets that penetrate the deck to different depths. Thus, probably two layers.

OP, You can tell by counting the layers at the eave. 2 shingles per roof layer unless someone left out the starter strip.

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