New Roof Inspection Questions.

Old 12-10-02, 04:17 PM
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New Roof Inspection Questions.

I just had a roof installation completed by a large roofing contractor in my area (Columbus Ohio).

Thursday or Friday they will return to check the work for quality and I am wondering about the following.

One section of some newly installed apron flashing is not sitting flush, there are visible bends in the product? Mention this? Fix, Replace?

The entire roof had drip venting installed, it is not flush along the front edge of the house, they were instructed to replace any wood needing done and did so...they reset it once after I pointed I out, better but still not even...again, mention this, repair, replace?

The edgeing along one half of the roof line on the peak above the garage is not flush The other side is flush and smooth), looks loose, looks like some nails went through the edge and bent it...mention this??? Repair, Replace?

Along the stucco wall, step flashing and counter flashing was installed, I am not too happy to see that there are gaps of 1/2" - 3/4" along the stucco, leaving the step flashing exposed./..this doen't seem right at all to me, ideas???

Am I nitpicking or do I have items installed incorrectly?
Old 12-12-02, 03:12 AM
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all those things can be fixed,i would mention them to see what the contractor says,then you will see what kind of guy he is.
Old 12-12-02, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the reply....I am wondering though if these are typical type problems, that really are common. If so, i won't push too hard but the one issue that has me concerned is the exposed flashing along that stucco wall...seems to me the flashing with begin to rust pretty quickly and look aweful and this critcal area will not have the added layer of shingle over top of it to seal out any water.

Again, if it's normal...I don't want to come off looking like some jkind of fool as they will carry the warranty for the next 25 years and would like to get good response if they are ever really needed.
Old 12-12-02, 02:15 PM
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they are commom mistakes,but the flashing i`m not sure what you mean,i`m sure the stucco is probably above the flashing on the wall,cause you really don`t want ice behind it,they could put something over the exposed flashing like ice sheild or pressure treated wood wrapped with metal(for looks),how far up is the stucco from the roof deck?(normal is 2")is there something behind the flashing like ice sheild?
i think the warranty for 25 years is from the manufactuer,the workmanship might be warranted for less years.
Old 12-12-02, 07:49 PM
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Thanks again, they actually cover workmanship for 10 years.

I wasn't clear before, the eposed flashing is on the roof surface itself, the shingles were not trimmed do that they sit flush against the stucco wall.

This just seems odd to me as there was no gap there before they removed the old roof and replaced.
Old 12-13-02, 06:20 AM
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when they removed the old roof probably had 2-3 roofs on it right?now you only have one so theres your hieght far as rusting i am sure they used aluminum or at least gavalnized steel which dont rust

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