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Old 11-19-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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As a follow-up to a previous thread about problems with my neighbours roof, I got a warranted builder in to fix the problem, remove the roof tiles and old felt, old lead and old flash band and replace with new waterproof membrane, new slates and new lead etc. Generally speaking me and my husband are very happy with his work with two small exceptions, which I would be grateful for your feedback on please.

  1. Inside my guttering there is an overhang of waterproof, breathable membrane, which I believe the Roofer fitted beneath the Slates as a replacement for felt. This is 'overhang' is unnoticeable from ground level but on close inspection, or whenever I would have to clean out the guttering from debris it looks very unsightly and unfinished. The Roofer states that it needs to overhand gutter to allow run-off to exit down drain pipes? Can it be trimmed back to make the membrane unseen without compromising the Roof?
  2. The new slates and new lead looks immaculate bar one small area which used to look like this (see photo) and now looks like this. It stands out like a sore thumb but the Roofer states the end needs covered in lead and there is little he can do to get it to blend in with the rest of the roof.
What can I tell him please? What can he do to make the area look more sightly?

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I'm not sure which picture is which
Are some before & some after ?

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:26 PM   #3
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Looks like the lead is correct way to go. The design left much to be desired, and little to work with there.
THe membrane in the gutter can be cut flush with the slate, assuming the slate are into the gutter 1" to 2".
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That mod-bit roof now needs to be properly terminated into the new gable.
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Thanks for the replies so far.
All the photos are after except photo two which is before.
Photos three, four and five are of the same point on the roof from different angles.

"That mod-bit roof now needs to be properly terminated into the new gable. "

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"All the photos are after except photo two which is before."
Thanks for the clarification.

"That mod-bit roof now needs to be properly terminated into the new gable. "
The flat roof appears to run under the gable and not turned up, in the pics.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
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The flat roof should be running up the gable about 6", then at the 'bottom', be run partially across the sloped roof for about 6" where they join. Then, the slate would go over that section, then the lead flashing.
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tinner666 thanks for your comments.
I understand what you mean by "the flat roof should be running up the gable about 6", but the pitched roof on my property was built after my neighbour's flat roof.

The only way to get a 6" overlap from my neighbour's roof to my own would surely be for me to relay her roof and I couldn't even contemplate this as it would be cost-prohibitive and against the law (arranging building work on a property I don't own). Original thread refers i.e. neighbour has passed away, house is empty with no noticeable visitors to even raise the matter.

Sorry I don't follow the line below. Can you explain please.
"That mod-bit roof now needs to be properly terminated into the new gable."
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Shirley,
The bottom of the gable is a really difficult detail to make watertight.
I'm not sure that you needed the whole roof recovered. The concrete pantiles have been replaced with concrete imitation slates by the look of it.
Running the felt into the gutter is the normal way in the UK, as the felt is laid loose over the rafters to allow any water to run under the tile battens and in to the gutter. Concrete tiles will allow a certain amount of water through in certain conditions.
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I wasn't aware of the original thread. Other commitments keep me from dropping in too often.

So.."Sorry I don't follow the line below. Can you explain please.
"That mod-bit roof now needs to be properly terminated into the new gable." "
Please disregard this comment. I didn't know it was the neighbors roof. I thought the whole roof (both) was yours.

Knowing that, I would only strip in a 10" piece, if necessary to protect my own property. Legal or not, if necessary!
There are laws to protect you in the instance, over here across the pond.

Please disregard any of my comments that don't apply, and don't read anything into them, please. I'm sorry if i confused you.

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