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Old 04-12-2017, 03:13 PM   #1
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Would You Accept This From Your Subcontractor


I had a customer not have the money to pay for an addition to the addition we are already building. No plans were drawn for this roof valley. I allowed him to let a friend of his do the work to save him some cash. I believe this Valley will create a lot of problems due to us being in Philadelphia area. And the ice dams created from said roof valley. Does the forum think this is acceptable? I have zero experience with a double vally so close together. The 3 roofs sqft is 1600 running into a 2 inch funnel. Please let me know. Help

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Old 04-12-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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You really should post this at DIY.com

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How can it be wrong? The agreement was frame a roof. You got one.

If you dont have plans its up to the guy who built it.

Only a low bidder would make a deal without an agreed upon set of plans.

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Wait.... what? The HO hired a buddy to frame the roof?

So what is your concern?
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An addition on an addition. I've heard of this before but didn't know it was ever actually completed.

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No permit, no problem...
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Don't know the answer, but I would have the homeowner sign something saying you are not responsible for any problems arising from someone else's work.
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Forget DIY. Post it on "Wall of Shame".
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In my opinion that roof would be more water tight as a tpo or epdm. You get a foot of snow your gonna have problems I promise.
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that roof looks like a $20 hooker in vegas.....

just done over too many times & rubber everywhere.....
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I have done roofs like that with no issue. I would bring up the lower first of course then incorporate flat roofing in the collection zone. From there ....Shorten a few course and gradually go to normal coming out.

Those idiots didn't lap the iceshield properly. Make them at least tar the seam.
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It's going to leak the way it is.
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First I would never allow anyone not working for me to build anything on a job that I am responsible for. I am not really a roofer but my opinion is that even without the valley into valley situation, the pitches on that roof are asking for trouble. A 3/12 and a 4/12 create a valley that is something like a 3.5/17 pitch that's a lot to ask of a shingle.

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It will be fine when it's not raining.

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It wont leak with a competent roofer, thats the key these days. Rare to find
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if they don't have the $ why are you still there?
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that roof looks like a $20 hooker in vegas.....

just done over too many times & rubber everywhere.....
20 bucks won't go far in Vegas....Maybe in Baltimore....
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I don't know a lot about roofing, but you should not accept responsibility for this or do any repairs. The homeowner should sign that you did not do this particular part and that you're not responsible for it. It's okay to be a good guy but it's not okay to be responsible for somebody else's work.
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20 bucks won't go far in Vegas....Maybe in Baltimore....
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Bring a hose up and see if it leaks.

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