How many layers of shingles are present? It seems like they have plywood, 2 layers, plywood and another layer on top. Also I see the black tar paper (I think that’s whats its called) stapled to the second layer of plywood, but it also looks like they has a continuous strip along the edge. Is that normal?
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I’ve come to the understanding that it’s completely asinine the way that it was done, but can someone decipher what (other that the second layer of plywood) was done wrong and if there is actually more than 1 layer on each set.
I’m discussing the contract again tomorrow… do you guys think it’s worth it to buy the house in its current condition with the roof or would you pass?
Do you think there is a reason that they put on a new layer of plywood or were they just so damn lazy and slapped another layer on? I’m concerned that the layer below the added plywood may have leaked or have other problems that cant be found out until everything is removed.
[quote=“Roofer Gee”]have an inspector inspect the attic space…and look for damage plywood. If there is none…
Then request a lower selling price based based a the price to demo the roof and putting on a new one.
This roof will probably last 10 yrs…enough time for your to build savings toward a new roof…considering you will not have cash available after the closing sale.[/quote]
I appreciate the reply, the problem we are having is that there is a leak around 1 of the chimneys. Their “roofer” did a horrible job, and swears that it isn’t leaking and refuses to fix it any further.
I’ve called many local roofers and have gotten many different answers, and this is very important…
Are you able to re-flash around the chimney with the current situation (plywood, shingles, plywood, shingles)?
[quote=“Aviner”]How many layers of shingles are present? It seems like they have plywood, 2 layers, plywood and another layer on top. Also I see the black tar paper (I think that’s whats its called) stapled to the second layer of plywood, but it also looks like they has a continuous strip along the edge. Is that normal?
Either you have giant fingers or that’s really thin plywood…
Personaly never done a roof with decking pancaked between layers but my dad has. Back before state wide licenses you had to be licensed in st. paul and minneapolis to do roofing work in the cities. He got called by a minneapolis city inspector to come in and inspect a roof job. The “roofer” simply put plywood over a 5 layer roof and put a new layer of shingles over that. He had gotten about 3/4 of the way through the job before the city shut them down. My dad ended up landing the job.
We have done some 5 layer tear offs/redecks. My dad has said to have done 7 layer tear offs.
In the past 5 years the most has been 3 layers, shakes/organic/fiberglass.