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Old 03-06-2012, 12:13 PM   #46
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Thanks guys. My homebuilder actually came out and added several more (baffled) soffit vents, checked all my existing ones, and opened up some of the vent openings that weren't as big as they should have been (to match the size of the vent cover). They even blew in a fresh batch of insulation (6 years after completing the initial build). They've more than earned my word of mouth for sure. (Highland Homes!)

I definitely think that previously I was a little short on intake, but not a ton. I think that's been a red herring.

One other interesting development is that I've noticed that my backyard neighbor, whose roof was put on several weeks before mine by a different outfit, is also showing some bubbles. When his went on, we were still in a drought (hadn't had rain for 3-4 months) and it was relatively warm, so I'm starting to believe that this was more about the weather patterns and the time of year that the roof went on.

Call me naive, but I'm starting to believe the guy from Owens Corning who thinks that once the summer sun starts to more directly bake the north slope of my roof, the moisture will dissipate and the roof will lay down. I'll report back as time goes on.

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So, upon the advice of the materials expert at Owens Corning, I let the Summer come and go, hoping that the Texas heat would clear out any trapped moisture - causing the bubbles to relax and the roof to finally lay flight.

Honestly, as the Summer sun got more vertical, I really started to believe it was happening, but now that it's taking more of an angle again (and I've started paying attention early and late in the day), it's clear it hasn't changed much if at all.

Anyhow, my roofer (who I have to admit has really stuck by me on this) reached back out to OC who responded that we needed to take it up with manufacturer of the underlayment. In his opinion, the material probably had too much moisture from the manufacturing process.

Ironically, it's OC felt. So, now we're in the process of filing a claim with OC. I'll let you know how that turns out.

Hopefully this helps some other folks who are having similar, mysterious issues.

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OC couldn't find anything seriously wrong with the felt sample but they have agreed to provide new materials and to pay for the labor to re-do the roof. They are asking my roofer to strip down to the bare decking.

Any reason I shouldn't have the roof done during the winter (lately the daytime temps have been in the 60-70s and nighttimes in the 50s)?
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Im in Canada and I roof straight through the winter, in those temps your likely not too have any issues whatsoever.
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OC couldn't find anything seriously wrong with the felt sample but they have agreed to provide new materials and to pay for the labor to re-do the roof.
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