Question for my fellow roofers about dead valleys. I’ve had a few homes over the years with problematic dead valley areas, especially the ones where a slope terminates right into a sidewall of a gable, dormer or other second story detail. The kind where the leaves pile up, get wet and rot the siding, rust out the flashing, stuff like that.
My question is this - assume for a second it’s an insurance hail claim and it gets approved for a roof replacement. We all know the dead valley issue isn’t covered because ‘homeowner maintenance’. We also know if we just follow the scope of work the insurance paid for, the dead valley goes un-addressed. Fast forward a year and now there’s stains on the wall or ceiling inside near the dead valley and you get the dreaded phone call ‘I have a leak’. What do you do?
I think every builder and architect that designs roofs with dead valleys should go prematurely bald, but it’s not a roofing problem, it’s a design problem right?