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A very typical leak configuration. It can be...

A very typical leak configuration. It can be done!
Framing adjustments would most likely only move the corner. A valley must end somewhere…That’s where the corner will be.
A very lengthy...
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Check with a local supplier for "solvent...

Check with a local supplier for "solvent weldable" products
Or better yet, switch to EPDM.
PVC membranes are not very forgiving when it comes to seaming.
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Agreed...1" should be good. Accepted standard...

Agreed...1" should be good.
Accepted standard for residential gutter slope to drain is between 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch per 10'.

Keep in mind not to over-pitch the guttering either, as this can flood...
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shot in the dark.....

Finding and repairing leaks that do not seem to have an obvious origination point... is a trade secret..we could tell ya, but then...you know...
:wall:

OK, Ill take a shot in the dark...
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Is the issue the gutters overflowing? or the...

Is the issue the gutters overflowing? or the run-off is over shooting the guttering?

It seems odd the builder would tell you to expect something not to work correctly?
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Two questions... 1. How low is "Very Low"? ...

Two questions...
1. How low is "Very Low"?
IMO..Between 1 in 12 up to 3 in 12 slope - shingles not recommended, you can pull it off however on a 2 or 3 with a full self adhering underlayment (Ice &...
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I think you have the right idea Zman..... ...

I think you have the right idea Zman.....
"...close off the gable vents, install soffit vents and allow the ridge vent to work at it is supposed to, but still leave the attic fan to help with the...
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Location

Zman,
Location plays a big factor.
Ventilation is a ratio of attic floor space vs. intake and exhaust venting.
1/300 ventilation ratio in the south. (1sq ft venting per 300sq ft attic floor...
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Rafters

Rafters run at the pitch of the roof, Joists run at the level of the ceiling, beams usually are horizontal and support one or both of the two above.

SO....
Simulated exposed roof rafters
or...
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If your contractor is suggesting he is not...

If your contractor is suggesting he is not including re-flashing of your skylights with the new roof application....find a new contractor!
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Posted By shinstr

Recover

Installing a recover is a common practice however, whether or not it is suitable for your home is dependant on several factors, some of which are:

Local Building Code
Composition of the existing...
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Valley Splice

We do not know the type or condition of the metal, so I would not attempt to solder it.
Performing a "Splice" Its a fairly simple repair, Purchase a small roll of valley metal at the local Big Box...
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Antisipated life and maintainance needs will vary...

Antisipated life and maintainance needs will vary depending on type of covering, i.e shingles, tile or built-up roofing.

Homeowner roofing "maintenance" cost should be negligible unless it is...
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Thanks for the pictures. Yeah, not much left of...

Thanks for the pictures.
Yeah, not much left of those felts. Ok.. ill back off on the inspector a little.
What is that at the perimeters? looks like tapered insulation boards that were left...
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..... All good questions To pick a contractor...

..... All good questions
To pick a contractor call a local roofing supplier. Not HD or the like ...a commercial roofing materials supplier, in the area. Tell the person at the sales desk you are...
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Sounds similar to "snake oil" ...$3K ...wow ...

Sounds similar to "snake oil" ...$3K ...wow
But seriously, what kind of roof is there now. Shingles? steep slope? low slope?
If shingles with a common valley between then the repair previously...
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Posted By shinstr

Begin at the wet spot and go uphill :D

Begin at the wet spot and go uphill :D
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NO epoxy necessary. Easy fix. Measure 2' back...

NO epoxy necessary. Easy fix.
Measure 2' back from the affected area and cut, with a circular saw, square to the run, but at a 45deg bevel.
Cut a new peice of 1x4 or 1x6 fascia to fit. Nail up.......
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I agree..two possible paths 1.Your making...

I agree..two possible paths
1.Your making progress on "dewatering" (heard that word lately?) the site and it willl eventually dissipate. It is new construction after all....
OR
2. There is a...
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Sounds more like a well than a drain... :wall: ...

Sounds more like a well than a drain... :wall:

High water table in those parts? Neighbors Leach Fields too close?,
Is your water bill unusually high?, Lots of rain recently? Near a creekbed?
...
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Posted By shinstr

Don't use a pressure washer...This will do more...

Don't use a pressure washer...This will do more damage than good.

Check out the "Maryland" post for information on removing mold.
Chlorine bleach is ok in VERY diluted quantities. Or used the...
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Posted By shinstr

Check out the posts in "Urgent shingle problem in...

Check out the posts in "Urgent shingle problem in Maryland"
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You are correct, Chlorine bleach, specifically...

You are correct, Chlorine bleach, specifically the "chlorine" part can (not necessarily always "will") dissolve asphalt. Oxygen bleach will not.

A mild solution of bleach in a pump sprayer (no...
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Posted By shinstr

:alarm: Isn't half and half a little strong??

:alarm: Isn't half and half a little strong??
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Posted By shinstr

Here is a link to a good spec for reference... ...

Here is a link to a good spec for reference...

http://www.aep-span.com/cadd/ARCH/HR_36/HR36_DI.PDF
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