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Old 10-30-2009, 11:30 AM   #16
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After you contact the estate it is possible that they will conclude that the problem is yours to fix. They may also have water damage on their side from the defective roof that they will want you to pay for.
That is a very good point. Hope the owners didn't die from toxic mould and pneumonia.

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Old 10-31-2009, 06:57 PM   #17
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"BamBamm5144 - I see you posted this over in roofing.com."
Hubby doubling up efforts.

I'm not seeking to place blame, I'm happy to accept responsibility and pay for the repair. However as some of the work is on the neighbour's roof I wouldn't want to be in a postion down the line where a Surveyor for a prospective new buyer of the next door property identifies new work impacting on their client's side of the roof and questions this or asks for it to be removed.

Stuart, I have been quoted 430 to fix the problem i.e. (please excuse non-technical summary as this is my recollection of roofer's summary)
1. remove the fascia board and previous botches,
2. check the felt under the tiles and replace if necessary
3. relay the effected tiles correctly or replace if necessary,
4. apply lead flashing bridging the party wall, flashband, blackjack as necessary.
5. apply waterproof plaster to bare breeze blocks.
Does this seem reasonable for a repair?

Also been quoted 1200 to replace WHOLE roof with Decra. Are you familiar with this product - any thoughts please?
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #18
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Shirley,
The price seems OK as long as they are sure it's going to stop the leak. To be fair it's a tricky job as the design is not that good. The wall to your extension should be at least 9 inches above the flat roof at the lowest point to allow the felt to run up it at least 6 inches. Also if that wall was a cavity wall the water would run into the foundation and not affect the inside wall.
Decra roofing make lightweight steel panels to look like concrete interlocking tiles. I don't see the point of replacing the tiles as the problem is the junction between the flat and pitched roof.
It may be worth getting a few more estimates from decent roofing companies.

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