Leaking roof

Hello, I just had my roof re-done last fall because I’ve been updating the interior and exterior of the property. The contractor stripped the entire roof and replaced a few sheets of plywood that were a little soft. Now keep in mind I’ve lived here 16 yrs and seen all kinds of weather from hurricanes to blizzards and never had a problem with water entering the house, that being said during this past winter my roof over my kitchen area drips like crazy when the snow melts, but doesn’t leak when it rains. Another roofer told me that maybe when he replaced the insulation in that area he could have packed it to tight to cause no air flow which causes condensation? Again I never had a problem before with this roof. The contractor who did the work said its because I need better roof ventilation (why now) I finally convinced him to crack my roof open to find out what’s going on. He should be here next week. The house is a ranch with cathedral ceilings throughout. If anybody has any thoughts on why I’m having this issue please let me know.
Thanks

How about some pics? Especially of the area over the kitchen. Put them in your album.

Feel free to post some pictures so we can get a better idea of what we’re looking at. Thanks!

[quote=“Rodgersneighborhood”]Hello, I just had my roof re-done last fall because I’ve been updating the interior and exterior of the property. The contractor stripped the entire roof and replaced a few sheets of plywood that were a little soft. Now keep in mind I’ve lived here 16 yrs and seen all kinds of weather from hurricanes to blizzards and never had a problem with water entering the house, that being said during this past winter my roof over my kitchen area drips like crazy when the snow melts, but doesn’t leak when it rains. Another roofer told me that maybe when he replaced the insulation in that area he could have packed it to tight to cause no air flow which causes condensation? Again I never had a problem before with this roof. The contractor who did the work said its because I need better roof ventilation (why now) I finally convinced him to crack my roof open to find out what’s going on. He should be here next week. The house is a ranch with cathedral ceilings throughout. If anybody has any thoughts on why I’m having this issue please let me know.
Thanks[/quote]

I would guess it’s an ice dam situation If It was condensation it wouldn’t do it only when the ice melts.
It could be caused by insulation blocking the ventilation.
It could be caused by warm air getting past the insulation.
If that is the area where the boards were replaced it’s logical that it is caused by something the roofer did.

Sooo, the company you hired last fall to do your roof is now telling that your roof is leaking due to poor ventilation?

Well, considering roof venting is the job of a roofer/roof contractor, he best get his butt up there and fix his mistake. Because it is HIS mistake.

I’m trying to upload pics but having trouble getting them to this site

Martin Moron…?

tee hee

I’m pretty sure if you don’t know the difference between* there*, *their *and they’re then you fall into the “moron” category. Let’s not forget are and our too, oh and to and two. :lol:

[quote=“bcdemon”]

Sooo, the company you hired last fall to do your roof is now telling that your roof is leaking due to poor ventilation?

Well, considering roof venting is the job of a roofer/roof contractor, he best get his butt up there and fix his mistake. Because it is HIS mistake.[/quote]

Awesome “liability” point BCD - Awesome. Conversely - Didn’t some insurance industry specialist put it in writing somewhere online that ‘80ish percent’ of (residential) roofs are not installed according to manufacturers specs?

Seems to be Two problems there regarding Roofing Systems -

1 - Are they actually insurable if installed semi-correctly, and if not - do Insurers owe Policyholders their money back.

2 - Besides contractor responsibilities - It would be interesting to know how many roofing systems are installed semi-correctly because Insurers and Adjusters “errors and omissions” would/do not “allow” for something as basically necessary as drip-edge to be included in the replacement protocols, determined by Current Building Code and/or Manufacturers specifications.

propertyinsurancecoveragelaw … laid-roof/

As a contractor - when you take on the liability of something…it is for what all that that means according to actual construction industry standards, good faith actions, and the working budget…right?

Insurers and adjusters have the same uncompromising responsibility, by construction industry and indemnity standards. They have financially charged our policyholder-clients for Current Building Code - for their location - in insurance premium dollars.

They clearly state - ‘The Replacement Cost figure represents the average estimated cost to rebuild this building after a total loss and includes such things as Labor and Materials to meet Current Building Codes and…Contractor profit and Overhead for your location’.
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Per Policyholders locations - Wonder what percentage of Roofing systems installations are semi-correctly installed because of and according to “insurance adjusters construction standards”? (Hope their Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance coverage has some HIGH policy limits - {{if it even pays at all}}…!)

Certain actors in the insurance industry may want to stop unjustly interfering in fair contractors markets - and think about that reality. You know who you are as you read this…and that you knowingly charge consumers for Roofing Contractors Current Building Code per their location - and then refuse to honor those exact financial charges.

What is that called again…ummmm…insurance…ummmmm…ffffff…oh yeah…

…Insurance fraud!..And other legal and pesky – deceptive trade practice terms.

Insurers and Adjusters - Stop illicitly interfering with ALL Fair Contractors and Consumers markets - and we will stop publishing about your financially messing with Fair Contractors and Consumers. Until then – truly pay for your (past and present) indemnity promises as you charged for (verses like you want to) - and also – Fix ALL those Roofing Systems you refused to fix correctly the first time…according to manufacturers specifications…and Current Building Code.

And in good faith - go back about 10-15 years worth…all across the U.S.

And too…Try to think positive thoughts for the day!


Contractors liability insurance (verses) Adjusters refusal to allow for proper roofing systems installations. That is a kinda’ new Topic for discussion for U.S.A - and International - Business owners and Policyholder Consumers - here at Roofing.com.

We are going to get an opinion from the Texas Department of Insurance on that matter – which may well inherently apply to ALL Construction markets. - Ciao