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Old 11-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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My wife and I are under contract on our first home. This is "down to the studs" renovation that the builder put shed dormers on and a new roof, so everything is effectively new. Location is in GA.

The inspector flagged the shingles on the low slope shed dormers as a potential problem area.

The builder/seller seems hesitant to fix the issue before closing, or front money at closing towards repairs. In their opinion, it's hasn't leaked in the 6 weeks it's been there, so it should be good to go. I get the feeling they know it's wrong, don't want to do anything about it, and are hoping we won't walk away over it and just foot the bill ourselves to repair it. The roof is new and the house is being sold and priced as a "total renovation" so in my opinion it should be done right.

So, given that it's such a small area, without valleys on each side . . . is replacing the roof on the two dormers an expensive proposition for a skilled contractor? Are we talking about a $500 job or a $5,000 job?








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Old 11-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #2
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Pricing should be close to the middle of those two numbers. depends on type of roofing put on and such. It is wrong, even with ice and water shield under the whole dormer it is still wrong.

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After sending photos to a couple local companies they have ballparked $1,500-$2,000 for modified bitumen.
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Just a quick glance looking at the photo I come out with about 1.5 sq's total for the two dormers. I figured about 1,200-1,400 a sq so it would be around $1,800-$2,100 of course this is just looking at the photos and going off of that.
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Have them strip the dormers and re-roof with epdm rubber and you'll be done with it. As others have said, shingles are totally wrong on such a low slope even w/ ice/water shield beneath. Also you shouldn't have to foot the bill for the re-roof rubber installation since the wrong material was applied in the beginning. Just one man's (informed) opinion.
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Guess it's just me that thinks that style roof on that house just looks awfull.
Looks like A DIY retro job.
A gabel roof would look so much better.
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Guess it's just me that thinks that style roof on that house just looks awfull.
Looks like A DIY retro job.
A gabel roof would look so much better.
I agree!
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If they (the current owners) are against it getting redone, look up some of the manufacturer installation guidelines. They will ALL say that shingles installed on that low of a pitch automatically void the warranty.

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