What to look for after roof installation


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Old 07-15-08, 07:23 AM
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What to look for after roof installation

Having a new roof put on. What do I look for to check the quality of the installation?
 
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Old 07-15-08, 07:36 AM
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Need more info...whats written in your contract? Ripoff of old shingles included? What type of shingles being installed? New flashing included? New drip edge included? Ice and Water shield in valleys and on bottom edge of roof back 3 ft past exterior wall? Repair of any found damaged sheathing? What kind of venting? (soffit and ridge? gable?)

You can't look at the roof after it's installed, you need to look as it's being installed and ensure it meets the contract.
 
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Old 07-15-08, 02:13 PM
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A leak!! I am sorry about that one. lol What gunguy said makes sence. Dont get the lowest bidder. You get what you pay for. Good luck.
 
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thoroughly check the references and qualifications of the roofer you hire,and make sure he provides a warranty,and a clause stating that work shall be performed up to the standard of the crafts involved
 
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Roof is done and pleased with the results - except for this flashing, at least I think it's flashing.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2...t/DSC00188.jpg

This really stands out from the curb. Since this was my first roof installation, I am wondering if this was really necessary. We will be painting soon which will blend it into the stucco somewhat, probably not enough.

Anybody know what the heck it is?
 
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Old 07-31-08, 05:58 PM
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Nice example of jackleg work. I guess the step flashing behind the stucco was too hard to get too for them. The original steps should have been 'loose' enough to work with.
 
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I thought it was amateur shortcut. So what do I tell him to do to fix it?
 
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Tell him to come back and flash it properly. No questions asked. If you need help, your local building inspector may be able to assist you. In my neck of the woods, a permit is required for any roofing job (although hardly ever obtained). So, I'm sure just the mention of him would be enough to get him to come back and fix it.
 
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What's the pitch of that lower roof?
 
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He's coming back to do it right. Claims this is another method of flashing, I don't think so!

Strange thing is the rest of the roof was done very well.
 
 

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