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Topic: Roof

Apr 15, 2019
Apr 17, 2019

The most important thing would to review its structual integrity. This can be accomplished by removing some of the soffit panels and taking a peak inside. It could be a a rafter tail is comprimised or broken. Therefore, it would need to be fixed by lifting and sistering. (placing dimensional lumber beside the rafter tail and fastening together). Another fix would be to install a column to support the roof. Installing the column would require a stable footing below, (a concrete pad) and lifting the roof to the proper slope and affixing the colum to the sub-fascia board on the eave. The column method would provide the best support over time and combat heavy snow loads, however a "post" would be in the walk path most likely.

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.

Nov 16, 2015

Rochell Smith answered:

Jan 12, 2019

This is really a tough situation because you have twice workload at your side but you nither able to decide the starting of your work. But you have to consider that if you start the roofing first then there is some possibility that when you want to start the foundation work then roof shouldn't get damaged so you have to start from foundation then Roofing. Because of first thing always first.

Now you know how you can get the work done properly and without any over budget issues. If you are still confused about then I can refer you a company which is really the professionals and provide you the best solutions for your work.

Nov 16, 2015
Nov 1, 2018

I agree with all of the above comments. The best is to start with the roof or where a leak is coing in from. Get that taken care of and then work on the foundation. 

Make sure you hire a licensed and insured roofing and foundation companies. Also ask about the warranties they offer. 

Brian Broe asked:

Jul 25, 2018

Archer Dyason answered:

Oct 25, 2018

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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.

Aug 2, 2018

Gladys Meyer answered:

Sep 20, 2018

Many pests like raccoons, squirrels or mice crawl into the house through the attic and crawl spaces if there are no barriers to prevent them from getting in. They may have mites, fleas, bugs and other pests, which may infest your home. Therefore it is necessary to implant a proper barrier and maintain a proper ventilation in our attics. The pest exterminator New Jersey professionals may also be consulted for the same to get better suggestions.

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