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Old 02-02-2012, 05:57 AM   #121
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In your two last pics the roof is mostly on and it looks ok. No problems. It also shows they used propavent (sp?). Not my favorite method, but it should be breathing enough to prevent major moisture issues. Dd they use an interior vapor barrier like poly on the inside of the walls, or is it just Kraft paper on the fiberglass.


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Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #122
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You said: "It's rather obvious there is a problem with the ventilation and/or insulation, and /or the vapor barrier."

When I crawl up in my attic today, I will take some pics for you and post them. Anything specific you want me to look for? I looked through my pics, and this is the only one I have that shows ventilation example.
What the...why has sheetrock between ripped-off on a new home?
I sure wish I was a fly on the wall from the beginning of construction to today.
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What the...why has sheetrock between ripped-off on a new home?
I sure wish I was a fly on the wall from the beginning of construction to today.

That's probably an area where the roof leaked and they pulled sheetrock and insulation to dry it out.
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One question that should have been addressed is, at what point in time was this issue noticed?

We're all speculating without this important piece of the story. If the problem didn't surface until construction was complete, MJW is most likely correct in the ventilation theory. If it was noticeable before insulation, that's a different colored horse.
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Lone, i think that there will have to be some removal of roofing to determine the exact problem
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One question that should have been addressed is, at what point in time was this issue noticed?

We're all speculating without this important piece of the story. If the problem didn't surface until construction was complete, MJW is most likely correct in the ventilation theory. If it was noticeable before insulation, that's a different colored horse.
The more that unfolds here, the more we have to rethink...it seems.

Interesting to say the least....
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In your two last pics the roof is mostly on and it looks ok. No problems. It also shows they used propavent (sp?). Not my favorite method, but it should be breathing enough to prevent major moisture issues. Dd they use an interior vapor barrier like poly on the inside of the walls, or is it just Kraft paper on the fiberglass.
I don't believe there is any poly on the inside of the walls. I am 99% sure of this.

Here are some pics of the attic:
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What the...why has sheetrock between ripped-off on a new home?
I sure wish I was a fly on the wall from the beginning of construction to today.
That was when we had the major water leak.. they had to tear out all the sheetrock, and replace all the insulation. They let the house dry out for 3 weeks. Also brought in a mold remediation expert and extensive testing was done, including air quality testing.

We had to fight them on making this right, but they eventually did do things our way.
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Lone, i think that there will have to be some removal of roofing to determine the exact problem
I agree entirely. I'd rip a few squares myself at no charge just to get a look-see.
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7/16 osb is the material

Looks like you either have bad osb or bad installation, either way you need to get an engineer involved, unless your builder will agree to dissect a portion of the roof to determine the problem.
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I agree entirely. I'd rip a few squares myself at no charge just to get a look-see.
Can we get a paid trip to Kentucky?
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One question that should have been addressed is, at what point in time was this issue noticed?

We're all speculating without this important piece of the story. If the problem didn't surface until construction was complete, MJW is most likely correct in the ventilation theory. If it was noticeable before insulation, that's a different colored horse.
It was noticed at the tail end of October. But looking back through th epics, I can see it in some of them.

The felt paper went on around 8/5 or 8/6. The shingles were put on sometime between 8/7 and 8/10.

This is a pic of the roof on 8/20. On the far left side, you can definitely see the outlines of each 4x8 sheet.

The house was definitely NOT INSULATED at this point and you can see the outlines in the roof.
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Another pic from 8/20 - just a bit zoomed in
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Lone, i think that there will have to be some removal of roofing to determine the exact problem
This is what our builder said they are going to "eventually" get around to doing... They said, and I quote:
"the roof evaluation will take place when it is 80 degrees plus for a few days"
I asked why they had to wait until it was consistently that warm just to do an EVALUATION.... They said:
"Because of the inconsistency of the wintertime weather pattern"
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Can we get a paid trip to Kentucky?
You can, but we are in TN!!!

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