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1dog1taco 10-04-2011 06:02 PM

Opinion of work in progress
 
Contractor is doing a tear off then re-roofing and installing aluminum fascia & soffit. I only do electrical and some smaller home projects so my question is does this look correct? The shingles look lumpy to me but I'm told they will lay flat in 1-2 weeks after warm weather (BS?).

MJW 10-04-2011 06:41 PM

The shingles will lay flat with some time and heat. It won't take much. We have done roofs in the middle of winter and they lay down just fine with some sun.

tinner666 10-04-2011 07:12 PM

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That pipe collar is done wrong. The bottom half is supposed to be on top of the shingles. Not under them.

sixeightten 10-04-2011 07:18 PM

Looks like the collar of the vent may be too.

MJW 10-04-2011 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by tinner666 (Post 742281)
That pipe collar is done wrong. The bottom half is supposed to be on top of the shingles. Not under them.

Didn't catch that. I seem to skip the obvious because anyone calling themselves a contractor should know how to install a pipe boot. :no:

1dog1taco 10-04-2011 10:26 PM

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More photos. I'll have a friend of a co-worker who does roofing stop by to give it look in person later this week too. Thanks for your feedback.

ParagonEx 10-04-2011 10:34 PM

Man, I cannot stand guys who do their valleys that way.

kwikfishron 10-05-2011 06:09 AM

Since I see no vents at the ridge I guessing your not going to open up the soffits and add vents at the eves while you have the chance either.

It’s hard for me to believe that a contractor with any level of experience would not have told you that vents are needed and now is the time to do it.

1dog1taco 10-05-2011 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 742513)
Since I see no vents at the ridge I guessing your not going to open up the soffits and add vents at the eves while you have the chance either.

They are cutting holes and installing vented soffits.

1dog1taco 10-05-2011 08:57 AM

I zoomed in and it appears the collar bottom is over the shingles. Here are some additional photos.

(from wife) The images posted here are so disappointing. If we could see the inconsistencies from the ground, it's scary to see them close up. I am sad that the crown molding was taken off, especially since it uncovered the unpainted section of the fascia. BTW, we are getting new siding as well, I hope that experience is better.

Windows on Wash 10-05-2011 12:07 PM

Not a fan of the work product there at all.

1dog1taco 10-05-2011 02:03 PM

Here is what it used to look like.
 
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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 742513)
Since I see no vents at the ridge I guessing your not going to open up the soffits and add vents at the eves while you have the chance either.

It’s hard for me to believe that a contractor with any level of experience would not have told you that vents are needed and now is the time to do it.


The Vents were on top. -Attaching images of the roof as it was. I hope the vents were re-installed. I did see them stack a bunch on the driveway. House on left is ours, house on right shows the roof line better. Strange how the vents are only on 1 side. (?) Wishing they would have used the type of venting system that hides it all under the peaks.

Roofmaster417 10-05-2011 02:31 PM

Amongst other things.,.,who was the genius that chose the white drip edge?.,.,and what is the deal with the porch ven?

bcdemon 10-05-2011 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Roofmaster417 (Post 742775)
and what is the deal with the porch ven?

Our building code would want a vent there as well.

tinner666 10-05-2011 04:43 PM

"I zoomed in and it appears the collar bottom is over the shingles."

Now that is something to see!:eek: The lower flange of a PC gives 4-5" of protection from blown rain. Why on earth would some idiot cut the flange off?????:eek: It's there for a reason just like 'termination flashing' which the bottom flange is! Now, you have no protection there.


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