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Old 11-19-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hi. I was just wondering if this is a proper finish on my roof before I bring it to the builder's attention. Thanks everone for the help.
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Uh, my guess would be no!

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:35 PM   #3
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what is the black material?

If it is an EPDM/rubber membrane, it might be complete as is. Due to the cupping action of the roof peaks on both sides, there may be a concern with setting water which a standard shingle roof will not prevent the water from running back under the material and wetting the roof sheathing.
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First thing you do is go punch the architect on that plan and tell him to take his job more seriously. I mean really???? That could have easily been avoided.
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It's definitely not epdm but still may be fine. I would hope it is torch down or self adhered modified bitumen, in which case they probably saved you from a likely leak in the future (if that were shingled instead), NOT 90lb roll roofing with tar sealing the laps together, which will surely leak in the near future. A closer pic and it would be easy to tell.

You shouldn't feel bad about asking your builder what material was used there, if for no other reason than future maintenance needs.
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First thing you do is go punch the architect on that plan and tell him to take his job more seriously. I mean really???? That could have easily been avoided.
You sound like us at work every single day we deal with new construction.
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First thing you do is go punch the architect on that plan and tell him to take his job more seriously. I mean really???? That could have easily been avoided.
there was no architect _on_ that job. just some junior drafter who built the roof to fit the rooms that the plans were spec'd for. however, the firm that signed of on the plans should have done a better job in the review phase.
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Sorry to be negative, but these guys make me mad. Just because it can be drawn doesn't mean it can be constructed and actually work in real world conditions........especially with the normal "residential budget".
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According to your roofer it's finished based on the details in the picture. Very good of them to run a membrane and not be an idiot and run shingles there but I'd advise you to definitely find out exactly what material was installed there and maybe post the info here.

MJW, I've been saying that for years.

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