My new house

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Old 07-27-13, 06:47 PM
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My new house

Hello everybody,

I just took possession of a new house in May. A little while ago I had someone (I'm assuming a roofer) knock on my door telling me that I had some damaged shingles and a missing shingle near a roof vent. So I got out the camera and took the best photos of the roof I could. I placed some arrows where I think the trouble may be.... and I also crawled into the attic just so I could snoop around. Can some of you fine all-knowing-roofing-geniuses please take a look at the photos I posted here:

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I have my 3 month evaluation coming up and if there's a problem I'd like to bring it up while I still have a warranty. If you need better photos I can try and provide them. Thank you all for your time.
 
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Old 07-27-13, 07:29 PM
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Welcome to the forums!

They sound a bit like an ambulance chaser.

Not a roofing pro but the red arrows look "normal" as in they are just a little wavy. Likely will settle down in colder temps.

The green arrow is hard to tell. Looks like something might be missing, but the only to tell is to go up on the roof.

The attic inside is dry as a bone and looks fine.
 
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Old 07-28-13, 06:42 AM
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I am not an "all-knowing-roofing-genius" but my rat detector would be alarming if some guy showed up at my door informing me my house needed repair.
Someone knocking to say there is flames coming out of a second story window is one thing but this guy would get impolitely escorted off the property.

Did you happen to get a business card or a picture in case he was a thief scoping out the neighborhood?
 
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I think I'd trust a door to door roofer about as much as I'd trust the guys cold calling me from "the technical department" (no mention of what technical department of course) about possible viruses on my computer.

How the guy has time to go door to door when he should be up on a roof somewhere is not a good sign.
 
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No credentials however mine and my neighbours house are the only ones completed on the whole street. My neighbour on the other side house is about 60% done and the neighbour across the street is at about 75. I see my home developer supt. and multiple contractors every day as there are multiple houses going up all around me so I thought nothing of it.

Regarding the inside of the roof I was more concerned seeing the cardboard by the flashing and some holes in the osb. I also didn't know if there was supposed to be something affixed to the underside of the osb sheeting. Which is why I'm here. Thanks everyone for the help.
 
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Old 07-28-13, 08:08 PM
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The hole for the plumbing in the OSB is fine as long as the roof jack seals it up.
The cardboard is used to prevent the insulation from falling in the soffit. It is also to prevent wind. I don't think cardboard is used in the US anymore, at least not in my area. Elsewhere may be a different story.
 
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If it's your new home and the contractor is still working there next door, go bug him to see what he says. I would guess the home has a warranty.
 
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