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Feb 21, 2018
Feb 22, 2018

Ventalation is one of the most important parts of your roofing system.  Has proper intake air flow coming in from the eaves of your home, where your gutters are located, and exausting through the ridge of your home.  All roofing manufactors require this as part of there warranty information because it does not only affect the condisation in your attic space but will also weaken your shingles and lower there live span.  If your home already has proper insolation and proper ventatation another option would be to add a power fan unit on your roof near the ridge with a humidistat built it.  This will turn on automatically at whatever tempature you set and also when moisture builds but will turn on.  Moisture in the attic space is common in winter months due to cold tempatures outside and heat from your attic space meeting.  I would have a roofing company come out and inspect your soffits to make sure they are ventalated and also to ensure you have a ridge vent installed on your home to start.  

Feb 21, 2018


Although each home is unique in design, it's safe to say that virtually every home should have a properly vented ROOF. A properly insulated home, with a properly vented roof, should not have a condensation problem.

Feb 18, 2018
Feb 22, 2018

A great feature to have.  If you don’t have a shut off valve ask the plumber to install one.  If you leave on vacation or have a leak you can easily shut off the water to your condo. Check with the association first for the insurance Compamy also.  Billy Gavigan

Nov 9, 2016
Feb 21, 2018

Did you do diligence to see who you were dealing with? Was the roofer licensed or required to be by the state or local unit of governement? ? Was a permit pulled and the job inspected by a building officia/ when completed? If not call your local building official and have them come out to look at the job? The roofer may be in violation of the bullding codes and be subject to disciplinary action by the state. I would check all these things before you proceed with a lawyer. Last if that contractor is not established, he won't have the money to fix it. But if he is insured you may be able to go after his insurance company. So aways ask to see a license, insurance and work comp certificate when dealing with any company and find out how long they have been in business prior to signing any contracts. 

Feb 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018

Ideally, you will have no sweating if you have proper insulation and ventialtion. Generally moisture forms by ice freezing on the bottom side of the roof sheathng or the nails sticking through tje shething and when it melts you have water( sweating.) Not good. This can lead to wet insulation, mold and deterioration of the sheathing and or framing members. Get itchecked by a professional. 

Mar 20, 2017
Feb 19, 2018

I do not work on pools, but used to have an in ground with vinyl liner in my home.  The first thing that came to mind when I started reading your post was switch to salt water.  Then I read that you mentioned that!  I don't know all the benefits why you should, but I thought the largest were that they are easier to maintain and don't require as much chemical as a chlorinated pool.  Some people I know say that they are much more enjoyable to swim in as well.  

John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014
Feb 19, 2018

If you do not know what you are doing, hire someone who does!  

Oct 12, 2015
Feb 19, 2018

Arc faults can trip easily.  "Updated the electrical" is a broad term.  It is hard to judge if this is substandard work without knowing the scope of work or if permits were obtained.  Did they have permits and inspections?  If the work was permitted and completed poorly, you may have some other options of how to proceed if the electrician remains unresponsive. 

Roy Clarke asked:

Sep 3, 2015
Feb 19, 2018

You definitely want to make sure the person is licensed and that they obtain the proper permits for this.  Most "discount" electric panel change-outs are not done well or properly.  Proper licensing and permitting will protect you.  Try to be home when the inspector comes or contact your municipality directly to verify the inspection was done.  Do this BEFORE paying in full.  

C E asked:

Jul 16, 2015
Feb 19, 2018

I'm actually not seeing a wire sticking out of the wall to connect to (in either picture).  There should be a wire sticking out somewhere, unless they also clipped that off, or stuffed it behind the window.  Also, did they leave behind the other half of the sensor?  As others said, wireless may be an option if all else fails in your scenario. 

Jan 11, 2018
Feb 13, 2018

As a roofing contractor, of course I am going to suggest an upgrade to your roofing system. And that's not just a biased opinion either. Working with a lot of realtors in our area it has been proven that the roof can be as much as 40% of your curb appeal. Especially when the system incudes things like the right color drip edge on the rakes and eaves, and high profile ridge caps. Both of those items are relatively inexpensive and can make a very noticibale difference compared to homes that don't have them. Selecting the proper type of shingle of course also plays a huge role. About 95% of re-roofs these days use a standard architectural tpye compositions shingle but picking something from the designer line can realy make your home stand apart. Then again, other rof covering options besides ashphalt shingles can make an even greater impact. 

As a GAF Master Elite Copntractor, we are partial to their line of products and I have included a link below to their designer apshpalt series.

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