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We just got a new roof. Contract said rotten fascia and soffit would be replaced at extra cost ($70 board plus labor). New roof done and paid for so next up was siding repair and paint. Painter is saying we need roof repairs but that it should have been done with the new roof. Now, it will be harder and much more expensive for us. I’m stressed out worrying that we need expensive roof repairs on a brand new roof (2 weeks old).

Help please. Any opinions on what we should ask the roofer to do and how much extra it will be?
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I’m in Oregon. Rainy, rainy Oregon

I guess I am trying to figure out if the painter is correct and 1. they shouldn’t have left this rot and 2. it will be harder to address now versus when the roof was off.
 

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Yes, far easier to change facia boards when the roof is off for sure.



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This is not clear... If your contract specified the rotten fascia & soffit repairs that needed to be done while doing the roof, along with pricing, are you saying you paid them and they didn't do the work?...

But yeah, it would not make sense for a painter to paint rotted materials and he's right to refuse to do so...
 

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Does your contract call out specific varges & facia?

If you wanted the repairs done why didn't you bring it up during construction?

And yes, the painter is correct.

Where in oregon?
 
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Does your contract call out specific varges & facia?

If you wanted the repairs done why didn't you bring it up during construction?

And yes, the painter is correct.

Where in oregon?
Yes, the contract does call out for repairs as needed but doesn’t call out specific places. I did point out the areas and trusted that they would make their expert judgement as to what needed replaced. I was charged $200 over what the original was 5 plywood was included at no charge). I honestly looked at the pieces that weren’t replaced and figured they must not be that bad, just needed paint. They replaced some but not others for a reason, right? It wasn’t until the painter said something that I started to worry.
 
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This is not clear... If your contract specified the rotten fascia & soffit repairs that needed to be done while doing the roof, along with pricing, are you saying you paid them and they didn't do the work?...

But yeah, it would not make sense for a painter to paint rotted materials and he's right to refuse to do so...
They did some repairs, so I thought the parts that were left weren’t bad enough to be replaced. I did pay $200 over what the original contract called for due to rot and would happily have paid more, had they seen the need to replace more.
 

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Sounds like you need to have a discussion with your roofer as to why the rotted material remained when it was in the contract to be replaced and provisions for pricing specified...
 
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Sounds like you need to have a discussion with your roofer as to why the rotted material remained when it was in the contract to be replaced and provisions for pricing specified...
Thank you! I was hoping you all would tell me the painter was incorrect and my roof was fine. I will be talking to the roofer.
 

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Silly question, but do roofers really address and replace rotted rafters, or tell them to hire a carpenter separately? I ask because I can think of lots of times where even sketchy fascia is left alone or wrapped. I've often wondered if it was discussed and whether the owner just didn't want to pay for it, or the contractor didn't want to deal with it.

There's no quick fix for that.
 

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