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Old 09-12-19, 10:55 AM
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New roof issues

I had a new roof installed a couple of months ago. It was a complete tear off and new GAF architectural shingles were installed. There are two issues I am having. First of all, the drip edge across the front of the house is not level. There is a hump about 4 feet long or so that is higher then the rest and I was told that the fascia board? behind the gutter is not level and this is what's causing this. I wanted it fixed, but went round and round with them and they wanted to charge me more to take it all apart and level it. I am not able to get on a ladder, so a few days ago I had my brother get up there to take a look and see if he could make it look better, and found that the gutter cover was not re-attached correctly and the drip edge and the gutter cover are bent and screws are missing. Thus the problem with it being level. When he was up there he discovered another issue that can't be seen from the ground. The shingles along the edge curled/cupped along a long portion. I am attaching pics so you can see what i'm talking about. Of course the city inspector that had looked at it and said all was fine isn't returning my calls, and neither is the roofer. How serious is this? I am assuming it is going to get worse... Any help or advice would be very much appreciated! Don
 
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Old 09-12-19, 11:05 AM
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Easier to make it perfect if you start over and do it all, fascia, trim, and gutters as well as shingles. My personal opinion, having done more shingling than I should have, acceptable and next roof job you can do it all.

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All of the wood decking was replaced by the roofers. They told me the fascia was fine or I could have had it all done. My concern is that with the shingles along the edge curled like that isn't water and ice going to build up there and cause further issues? The old roof wasn't curled like this.
 
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Old 09-12-19, 11:12 AM
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I agree with Bud. Yes it's slightly off but not so bad as to cause problems. If you didn't say it, I would not notice the hump. Every roof job if inspected carefully enough can be found slight errors or minor cosmetic problems. As long as it does not leak and as long as the drip edge does not allow water to back up behind it, you have an OK job.
 
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I assume the job included at least 3' of ice and water shield?
If you have in the past had ice dams, not sure where you are located, a solution to that is different than a new roof.

Since you added that new decking was installed it would have neen nice to do a better job. But backing up to adjust that probably isn't going to happen.

My final appraisal of a new roof deals mostly with "no leaks".

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I get that the hump in the drip edge is more cosmetic. My real concern is the shingles in the other pic that are curled. Isn't water and ice just going to sit there? There is supposedly ice and water barrier underneath.
 
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The hot sun should begin let those straighten out a bit more, but I don't see a real problem.
 
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Thanks for the info. Since I know nothing about roofing and didn't have the best experience with them I wanted to make sure that it isn't something I need to worry about.
 
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Old 09-12-19, 12:27 PM
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The problem with roofing is if you have a problem, it's a "he said, she said" kind of deal. The installer blames the material manufacture and the manufacture blames the installer. A long standing installer is usually a reputable dealer and will stand behind their product and workmanship.
 
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