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As a R.R.C. and roofer for over 25 years, this doesn't surprise me. Anyone with a pickup truck and a ladder calls himself a roofer. This is wrong, if they eliminated vents they should have replaced the sheathing. An opening up to 4"x4" can be covered with metal, but anything bigger requires re-sheathing to eliminate a fall hazard. Also the nail pattern ...


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It is not acceptable that the roofing materials were replaced over the plywood cutouts (which actually look more like breakouts). One can surmise that the stripping crew came one day and removed all the old roofing material and did the breakouts. Before calling it a day they rolled out the underlayment (a.k.a tar paper) and covered over the breakouts in ...


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WHAT, he eliminated your air vents? Wow, your update is so revealing: 1) sheetmetal is not an acceptable cover over large openings, 2) if sheetmetal was used, it was not nailed to the existing plywood, 3) he eliminated air vents, Sheetmetal is allowed to cover openings in plywood roof sheathing up to 4” x 4” only. Any opening larger needs solid sheathing. (...


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To properly answer this question requires proper interpretation of: Published Building Codes (depending on what part of Canada the residence is in. Canadian Building Codes applicable to the specific region where the Re Roofing is taking place. Some are based on NBC (National Building Code of Canada) some regions are based on ICC (International Code Council ...


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This is not normal practice. This isn't even shoddy workmanship. This is downright deceitful. What type of roof is on top of this? those nails punching through could be leaking now or in the future. You should definitely be giving the contractor call about this. This isn't something he can say is out of warranty. Good luck. OK, I just asked a licensed ...


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Questions: Q1: Is this a reasonable/acceptable plan? Yes & no...more below. Meets code? You'll need to run all of this by your local/city inspectors/building code enforcement folks to get the answer. Energy efficient? Roofing-wise, I believe it is. Several inches of foam will be quite efficient--but that may be undone by what your other choices are ...


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As a licensed home improvement contractor this is not acceptable at all. The roofer is a liar and don't expect much from him. Here locally in Virginia we have a few engineering firms that specialize in building envelopes. I have had them pick 50 random shingle and inspect the nail pattern. How many nails, location over or under driven. Any nail that ...


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This is completely unacceptable and the contractor is defrauding you. If the contractor said he would replace the defective plywood and did not do so, then he didn't fulfill his contract with you. If he declines to finish the job properly then he has defrauded you. Such large missing areas of roof cladding are not acceptable. This is not normal practice, ...


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Just add the "borders" to your roof, those must start at the top and line all the side to the gutter. This picture is an example (see the copper plate on the side):


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Most sheeting now is 1/2 to 3/4 at most and a shingle is only about an 1/8 so with that being said the distance with synthetic is about an inch. If your using a nail gun, which most roofers do, then your coils are 1 1/4 inch long at a low end (they don’t make smaller). So, unless your hand nailing, yes there will be about a 1/4 inch showing. It is normal for ...


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No problem with how the main shingle run is cut back. I think his idea is that it make 3 places that ease the cap over the ridge rather that trying to do a "hard" corner. If the temps are cooler where you are the ridge cap shingles may crack over a corner that is abrupt. You are correct about the chalk line, use blue chalk or another non-permanent color, ...


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