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GoPanthers 11-13-2012 07:25 PM

Hole in plywood after new roof down?

1st post ..long time looker...

Crew just finished half of the roof the other day.....I was up in the attic tonight and noticed ice and water from below (about the size of a hammer head). I knew that area near the chimney was stained, but it seamed sound to the touch.

When they gave me a price, it did not include replacing any sheets.....we both had no idea that any needed to be replaced.

So my question is? What would you have done?

If I need plywood replaced, repaired, etc...I am willing to pay above the quote......I guess I would expect any roofer to bring up the problem.

Thanks for your help ( they are coming back tomorrow to finish the ther half).....

joecaption 11-13-2012 07:35 PM

And you would be right, they should have known to add a stipulation in the event rotted sheathing was found.
I just charge by the sheet if I find damage, no damage no charge.
I go so far since I live a ways from a supply house to send at least one piece of sheathing on every job so there's no excues for the guys not to change or repair the damage.
At least 25% of the time there's some hidden damage going to pop up that's not seen until it's stripped.

AndyWRS 11-13-2012 08:56 PM

It is so important to be clear on this issue with the HO prior to begining the job. Had one today, $2800 in wood replacement and they were aware it was extra cost and unknown until the tear off was completed. It is out of my hands, the city inspector will not allow you to paper until the existing sheathing has been inspected by them. So long as the customer is aware going into it, no problems. Huge can of worms if this is not brought up prior to the start of the job.

The worst case senario; You just removed the roof and thus accept responsibility for the job. Customer does not want to pay for the wood work and there is nothing on the contract about it being extra. Rain coming in, inspector wont sign off on the sheathing because there is bad wood. I think your eating that wood replacement to get the roof covered.

GoPanthers 11-13-2012 09:41 PM

Thanks for the info....just so I am ready for tomorrow......

What was the fix while the deck was exposed? replace the whole sheet, repair etc.

What should be the fix now that that side of the roof is done?


joecaption 11-13-2012 10:22 PM

Depended totaly on what exactly was wrong with it.
Even replacing a whole sheet would have been about 1/2 hour job.
Now it's going to be far far longer.

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