What do you think about this roofing situation?

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Old 12-04-13, 03:57 PM
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What do you think about this roofing situation?

I just had the roof replaced. Up at the ridge there's a gap I can stick my hand into. There's no ridge vents either. I'm afraid rain will blow in. A few of the shingles aren't flat at the eaves either. Roofer says this is fine. What do you think?

He subcontracted the job to migrant workers. They were really rough, jarred stuff off the walls, urinated behind my neighbors shed and scuffed up my deck. I complained to the roofer, he said he never gets complaints. He said I'm too picky!

The roof is 24 squares. Very simple 5:12 pitch. $4700 to remove 2 layers of shingles and re-roof with Certainteed landmark shingles. According to other folks, this is one of the best roofers in the area. His estimate was the most expensive.
 
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Sure would help if you could post a couple of pictures of the areas you are most concerned with. We can't see what you see. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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I'll get some pictures tomorrow if it's not pouring rain.
 
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It would have cost around $3600 just for the labor, no materials here and could be up to double in other areas of the country.
Really need those picture.
Until it gets warm the shingles may not lay as flat as they will later.
 
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I did my best with the ridge pic, but it's still not really showing what I'm talking about. There's a gap up there I can stick my hand in. It's only like that on one side. The other side is fine. I'm afraid rain is going to blow under there.

There's also several places along the eaves and a few on the roof where the shingles aren't flat.

I may have to try getting the pics at dusk.
 
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Is this a roof over the old shingles?
Hard to say what's what with those pictures.
The first one looks like one of two things, someone laid the shingle over wrinkled paper or the shingles where installed to tight together. Hard to tell from the picture.
How are the shingles hanging out over the ends of the roof? Looks like there's to much over hang, but once again, not the best picture.
No extension ladder?
You should be able to stand in the yard and see if you have ridge vent.
 
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No, they completely removed the old shingles and put down new tar paper and shingles. There's about 1.25 inches of overhang. The roofer said there was no ridge vent. I have an extension ladder, but I'll have to wait until it stops raining before I can get up there.
 
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With that much over hang there going to sag and look like poop on the outside edges once it gets hot out.
There's no excuse for there being a gap at the cap.
Was there a ridge cap there before and they removed it?
Why no ridge vent? how is the roof vented?
Who installed that preformed fascia? Installed wrong that's why it looks so funky.
 
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There's never been a ridge vent, only a non-working power vent. They replaced that with 1 turbine. I thought it needed 2, but he said 1 is sufficient since I have side vents.

Can the overhang be trimmed back some? What needs to happen with the ridge cap? Take it off and redo it?

The fascia was like that when I bought the house. That's the next project.

I'm not sure how to handle this roofer. He's adamant that the job is fine and took offense to me questioning his work.
 
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6+" on one side of the ridge and less than 3" on the other side tells me they didn't snap a line to keep the ridge straight, thus the pooch.
Any roofer worth his salt would have ditched the passive roof vent turbine and installed a continuous ridge vent. No excuse for that.

If you plan on redoing the fascia, have your installer brake a top return to help support the edge of the roofing material.

The heat will hopefully settle down the errant shingle. Are these 3 tab or architectural shingles?
 
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These are architectural shingles.
 
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Thanks to all of you for your comments. At least I know now that I'm justified in complaining about the job. I doubt I'll get anywhere with it though. I don't know much about roofing, so I put my trust in a contractor who was supposed to be on the up and up. I makes me sick.

Stuff like this is the main reason why I taught myself how to do many things on my own. It's so hard to weed through all the idiots to find the 1 person who knows what they're doing.
 
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I throw turbine vents off the roof when I remove them so someone will not reuse them.
If you also have gable vents then turbines are useless. They would suck air in through the gables, not through the soffits.
A ridge vent will vent the whole roof not just the ends or a circle like a turbine or power vent.
 
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