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Old 10-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #16
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The pipe flashing's and vents look acceptable to me, just ask them to cover the exposed nails with caulking, not roof cement but metal application caulking.

The ridge caps are obviously crooked, but that's an aesthetic issue not a mechanical issue, least not from what I see in that picture.

Ask about:
1. shingles lapped instead of butted.
2. shingles to loosely butted.
3. sloppy gable end detail, starter strip issue.
4. eave & gable overhang and drip edge/eave flashing.
5. eave end of valley/s, make sure they were started properly.

I'm sure others here will add to the list.

I wouldn't give final payment until your satisfied.
Good Luck.

P.S. Nothing I see in those pictures is beyond repair/non fixable,
unless you find rotted lumber in the sheathing, rafter ends or facia.

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Old 10-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #17
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Thanks to all who have given me insight; I've learned a lot. Not really concerned about the crooked ridge either, just more important issues. My house is down off the road, so the roof does stand out more than a normal street level house would. I guess we are just going to have to deal with it now. I wanted more info so we could get the things that needed fixing done, so I appreciate the responses. I didn't expect perfect, but satisfactory.

I stuck my head into the attic & took a few pics; it's hard to get all the way into the attic in our house. It doesn't look good to my eye, but I don't know. Maybe it doesn't look as bad from the top -of course I have no way of knowing. I know for a fact that some areas on the edge are bad where I could lift the shingles up -my finger went right through a spot (last pic). It does make me wonder what else. They did replace some plywood, but don't know how they chose to replace some but not others. Hopefully others can learn something from this. We didn't babysit during the job as we assumed they were professionals, and didn't want to get in their way.

Thanks again; I don't know if I'll write again until after it's hopefully fixed, but will check back for helpful responses






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Old 10-24-2011, 02:36 PM   #18
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Hard to tell from the photos, but I would also check that the nails used to fasten the shingles to the decking completely penetrate the decking. The instructions for my shingles say that they should penetrate by at least 1/4". Here in FL, my roofers used 1" nails (since I'm in a 120+ MPH wind zone) and they penetrate WAY more than that.

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Old 10-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #19
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To go along with gator, maybe it's just the picture, but I would've expected to see way more nails poking through the sheathing.

I don't even really see any around the vents. Makes me wonder how many were put in per shingle.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #20
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I think the thread needs a new title like "Roof done by a HACK, major problems".

If nothing else, make sure this guy doesn't do any more roofs.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:08 PM   #21
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It is a little hard to tell with those photos but I agree with the above posts, it does not look like very many nails through the plywood. Do you know how many nails were used per shingle?
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:21 PM   #22
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People: please read the entire thread -
See what "Sly", "kwik." and myself have said!
(And others!)

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #23
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Was this roof put over other roof layers?
Hard to believe this was put on a flat substrate
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:48 AM   #24
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It is posts like these that really annoy me.I could spend alot of time explaining what I feel is wrong.

But everyone else has covered my views and thoughts.And if I may add,,, quite well,,,

Except for one that is,,,LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

Pay nothing more for this poor excuse of a professional installation.

Tell this joker to install the roof in a workmanlike manner according to standards that comply with local building codes and manufacture specifications or find someone competent who can.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:07 AM   #25
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[QUOTE=gatorheel; Here in FL, my roofers used 1" nails (since I'm in a 120+ MPH wind zone) [/QUOTE]

I understand your point but 1" nails alone won't put you into the 120mph category.

Archs require minimum 1" 1/4",,,the velocity compliance begins with required length and the number of fasteners need to achieve the ability to with stand those winds.Not trying to go off topic but shingles can handle straightline winds and gusts but handling sustained high velocity winds for extended periods is not reality.
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I understand your point but 1" nails alone won't put you into the 120mph category.

Archs require minimum 1" 1/4",,,the velocity compliance begins with required length and the number of fasteners need to achieve the ability to with stand those winds.Not trying to go off topic but shingles can handle straightline winds and gusts but handling sustained high velocity winds for extended periods is not reality.
You're right, I should have put > 1". Either way, they're clearly and significantly penetrating the decking. Agree on shingles withstanding sustained winds too-- not sure if it was required by code, but we made sure our install included peel-and-stick underlayment. The only way that's going anywhere is if our whole roof peels off (which, since it's a 1910 gable roof w/o retrofits, isn't that unlikely unfortunately).

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First of all, this roof is WRONG. Secondly, when you hired the contractor did you have a proper contract drawn up (ie specifics on materials, methods of installation, payment schedule, warranty for materials and workmanship, methods of recourse, insurance (including for performance))? Did you find this contractor through a service provider who guarantees their work? If so I would investigate what your recourse is. If you did not do your due diligence in hiring this "contractor" I am afraid you will be out of pocket with a non-performing roof. There are some creative methods to get the guy to fix his problems. If he is local and not a fly by night, you can always let him know you will be writing an article to the editor in your local newspaper about his work. Just remember to be careful of slander and liable. ONLY state facts if you have to go this route. I've had lots of success in gaining compliance with the threat of bad PR. Good luck.
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Read the whole thread.
It becomes readily, evident.
Jeezhs!!!

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This roof reminds me of one that was installed by a homeowner with early Alzheimer's Disease. And no, I am NOT kidding about this.

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