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Old 10-26-2010, 09:24 AM   #121
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no its ok-you are welcome to do suggestions-maybe i can use it next time when this roof fails

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Old 10-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #122
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So whats up with your roof?Bad weather or fair weather roofers?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:34 PM   #123
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hehe i am happy with the contractor. let me post up some pics. 2 full days. crazy weekend
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:41 PM   #124
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some pics from day 1-they had to do a lot of work after the decking was removed. i think pics say more than i can. please feel free to comment! (you can laugh)

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:43 PM   #125
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theres more pics posted in my album if you want to see more!





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Old 10-29-2010, 11:55 PM   #127
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these are pics from day 2







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Old 10-30-2010, 02:01 AM   #129
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A few things.The base used was a very cheap product,we are not even allowed to use it here anymore.Not enough fasteners in the base.Sporatic bleedout on the seams,I like to see quarter to half inch.It also looks to me like he only torched the seams.Did you see him roll the torchon up and then unroll as he was torching or did he lay it all out and then torch itWhen he overlapped endlaps did he scrape granules off,it looks like he used primerCan I see a few more pics,do you have anymore pics of chimney area and perimeter.My question mark isn`t working for some reason.Don`t want to worry you because I know you did your research,but this contractor does not know how to properly install the torchdown.Do you have any pics of the shingle work.C mon Federer,you did this yourself,right,rightIf you did this I`ll be easy on you
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Oh and the reverse lap at the gutter.I don`t want to burst your bubble but I have torched for many years and its actually a passion of mine.I just want to give you an honest opinion.I wont be the only one.The best thing you could do is use what you have there for a base sheet and get another layer installed over that.If I was closer I would help you out for nothing.I hate to see a botched job like that,especially after you did all your homework
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wow....really????? thats pretty devastating. i paid a boatload of money for this........
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I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news,I just wanted to know how the project was going.You know,you might not have any immediate issues.I wouldn't have said anything if they just made a small mistake.Were you watching them?I guess they don't know you're a frequent visitor to a roofing forum
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I don't know much about torch-down , but the chimney flashing is cheap. No counter flashing;http://www.rumford.com/chimneys/flashing.html

http://www.rd.com/17758/article17758.html Caulking is a secondary line of defense.....

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I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news,I just wanted to know how the project was going.You know,you might not have any immediate issues.I wouldn't have said anything if they just made a small mistake.Were you watching them?I guess they don't know you're a frequent visitor to a roofing forum
wow....damn...so i still have 2/3 to pay for my balance. how do you go about discussing your concerns with the contractor about something like this? i thought the crew did a great job too....i was up there the entire time. total of like 18hrs on the roof with them! they dont know i am on this forum
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I don't know much about torch-down , but the chimney flashing is cheap. No counter flashing;http://www.rumford.com/chimneys/flashing.html

http://www.rd.com/17758/article17758.html Caulking is a secondary line of defense.....

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so the intermediate pic of teh chimney earlier in the post is not sufficient?

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