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Topic: Exterior remodel

Jun 12, 2019
Jul 2, 2019

Who is the builder sub-contracting the work to? THere are companies that do nothing but gutters. THere are also siding companies who handle the gutters. 

Jun 12, 2019
Jun 19, 2019

Gutters are installed by specialized gutter contractors. They will make the gutters to fit your home with the least amount of seams.

Jun 12, 2019
Jun 13, 2019

A gutter installer.  Some times a siding installer will, but usually it's a separate trade.

Jun 9, 2019
Roofing Replacement Farce About a year ago, I had to have my entire roof replaced. The owner of Blue Longhorn Roofing and Construction, Jesse Salas, said he would take care of me and that he was also getting me a "upgraded" roof. It took them almost 3 months to complete the job. In the middle he fired one crew and another had to start. They were all illegals. I asked the insurance inspector to come back out and make sure the job was completed properly. He said they don't do that. Now, after a recent storm blew through here I found shingles in my backyard. It is a two story house I obviously cannot go up there to look. I filed a claim with my insurance and while waiting for the inspector to come I went on Home Advisor and found a roofing contractor who lives nearby and he came and looked at the roof and took pictures. He questioned whether or not the insurance paid for a complete roof replacement. I assured him that they did to the tune of $6400+. He told me and showed me the pictures proving that there were 5 different colors of shingles used on the back side of the house where it cannot be seen from the street. He said he had never seen anything like it in all of his career. When the inspector came a few days later, he confirmed that there were 5 different colors of shingles used in an area of the roof that could not be seen from the street. (You can see it now because they are starting to build houses behind me and there are now streets). When I texted Jesse Salas about this he denied it. He said he would never do anything like that. He told me that it was probably the other roofer making that up in order to get a roofing job. I told him that I have proof and that the insurance inspector had also confirmed that. He said that he would come out and look and he would also send someone from his company to look at it and they would make it right. Someone came when I was not home and left a business card and no one has been back since. They won't answer their phones and are not returning emails or texts anymore. I told him that I either want my money back, the 5 different colors of shingles replaced with those that match the rest of the roof or the entire roof replaced. His last words to me were "you are not my only customer". I went by the address on his website: and it is a storage unit. I was not out to hurt the guy or his business, I just want this mess fixed. If this affects the sales price of my house then we will be talking lawsuit. Don't know what else to do. (See photos attached) Charyle Minet
Mar 25, 2019
May 7, 2019

I agree, no less than 4/12 but the sheathing must be layered 100% with Ice & Water memebrane first.

Mar 25, 2019
Mar 27, 2019

The minimum pitch for an asphalt roof for Asphalt shingles is 2/12 or more as long as you use at least one layer of ice and water shield and one layer of synthethic felt under the architectural shingles.  I would never use a three tab shingle on this low pitch roof.   Below 2/12 pitch, I would use either an EDPM Membrane or the Resisto 2 0r 3 ply roll roofing membrane system.

Mar 25, 2019
Mar 25, 2019

Recommended not less than 4:12 pitch. Also would advise in Western NC to install ice & water guard in place of standard underlayment.

Oct 9, 2017

Peggy McGill answered:

Jan 18, 2019

If you are asking about how to repair the roof damage, then I would like to suggest you to go for insurance claim process if you are already done with an insurance of roof damage. Because the plumber will cost you more, so you take some helpful hints from the Public adjusters about how to get the maximum claim amount on the Roof damage.

Jan 11, 2018

Gene Lewis answered:

Oct 20, 2018

A good way to add value to your house is to do home improvement. Many renovation and home additions add value to the house. Also, painting by interior painting San Jose is a good way to add value to the house. One of the simplest and most cost-effective improvement is house painting. Low-maintenance landscaping also adds value when you sell your house.

Aug 2, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

The pictures were very helpful - thank you.  It looks like only the first ply/layer came apart which is not optimal but minimal risk for coming apart allowing the ridge vent to come off especially if they used every nail hole during installation. The bug barrier appears to be intact and the breakage of the plywood would not interfere with that.

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