is this new roof ok?

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Old 10-23-18, 02:33 PM
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is this new roof ok?

Hello,Our townhouse roof was replaced yesterday. There are gaps/openings on the side of the house with nails sticking out (see first 2 pics). The contractor said not to worry, he would come back tomorrow to fix this. But I'm worried they did not fix the foundation/plywood. The plywood seems to be warped in the first two pictures.The new roof looks very uneven (our townhouse is the one on the left in the last pic). I understand that shingles settle when it gets hot, but this seems to be a bigger issue.

Am I right to worry?Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 02:41 PM
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That looks like more than just uplifted shingles. Did he remove the old shingles or put the new roof over the old? if so, how many layers of shingles are there? Remember your check book is your biggest bargaining chip, don't pay until you are satisfied!
 
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Old 10-23-18, 02:44 PM
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All old shingles were removed first. It's a new layer. We haven't paid yet.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 03:47 PM
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I believe you have sheathing or framing issues. The roof is too uneven.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 08:23 PM
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You have serious roof structural issues that the roofer should have brought to your attention before proceeding with attaching new shingles. No way is he going to be able to fix the lifted sheathing at the end of the roof without taking off the new shingles and fixing the roof rafters and/or sheathing. Was a permit obtained for the work. If yes, was there to be an inspection by jurisdiction when complete? If no permit, maybe you can use this as leverage with the roofer.
 
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Old 10-23-18, 09:29 PM
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Yikes!

On the last picture of the partial gable is that insulation visible below the sheathing? If yes, then there does not appear to be any flashing to prevent water from getting in,

Is that exposed OSB on the gable part of the roof?

It also looks like the far side of rake is completely rotted out. What's the other side of that look like?

Yea, there is something seriously wrong with your roof that any competent roofer should have brought to your attention. If your guy blows you off, get another roofer out there to inspect it to use as support before you give him any more money. It'll be the best $ you spend on this project.
 
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Old 10-25-18, 01:47 PM
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Many thanks for the helpful replies. We took more photos. On close-up, it appears that it may be the concrete bricks that are sticking up above the gable, causing the sheathing to lift. Seems to happen on the other side as well although it's less pronounced. Yes, the far side of the rake is rooted.

We've decided to hire a roof inspector who's coming next week. He's looked at some pictures, and noticed several issues as well.
 
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We haven't paid yet.
Amen...... you've got a major bargaining chip.

Wow...... definitely some serious problems there. Not sure what's going on in the last picture but that is not correct. I see problems that the roofer is not necessarily responsible to fix but he should have addressed them for or to you.

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