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We were called out to look at 2 dormers that were leaking. Upon inspecting the roof we found numerous things wrong with it. We will go over these findings in detail throughout this web page.

Full inspection reveals many problems.

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    Loosing shingles

    These shingles are beginning to slide down the roof, marked in pink. I looked into to it a bit better discovering the reason why. This is a up close picture of a grey shingle roof that has a area outlined in pink that shows a shingle out of place

    The reason was that the shingles have been high nailed, meaning when the shingles were nailed down the person nailing put the nail in way too high and missed the nail line. I checked this area along with many others and I found high nailed shingles all over the roof. A shingle has a nail line and that nail line the shingles is thick with 2 layers. Above that line the shingle is thinner with one layer. Most nails will shoot through or almost shoot through the shingle. Here are some pictures I tookThis is a picture of a shingle that has been lifted up to expose the nails under it. There is a red line that says nail line This is a up close picture of a shingle that has red lines on it And says nail line in between the lines This is a up close picture of a shingle showing where the nails are supposed to go

    there are many other pictures I took. Too many to list here. 

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    Cracked ridge cap shingles

    These cracked ridge cap shingles developed a hole in it. This was more than likely the cause of the leak in the middle dormer. This is a picture of a grey ridge cap shingle that has a hole in it.

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    Exposed nails

    Exposed nails can cause the nails to rust away leaving a hole for water to penetrate the roof. These need to be re-caulked This is a picture of ridge cap shingles that have exposed nails in the tops of them.

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    Lots of moss

    Moss is absolutely terrible for your roof. Moss has a root system that is thin as hair. It grows in the dark (in-between shingles) letting water wick under the shingles causing nails to rust away. This is a picture of the ridge line of a roof with moss growing all along it.

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    Union way to close to edge of dormer

    The shingle union is way to close to the corner of the dormer. This can cause leaking at corner. This is a picture of my hand under a shingle holding it up

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More issues on the back of the roof

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    Less sunlight causes more moss

    There was actually moss all over this roof but more so on the rear slope as there is less sunlight there  like I mentioned about it on the front, the moss wicks moisture under the shingles causing rusted nails which leads to leaks. This is a picture of a grey shingle roof covered in mossThis is a picture of a grey shingle roof that is covered in moss.

    This is picture of the ridge of the roof thats covered in moss

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    More terrible looking pipe boots

    Once again these pipe boots are ancient and not nailed down again. A picture of a pipe boot on a roof that is dry rotted and very old

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    Bad pipe boots.

    These pipe boots are completely deteriorated, and dry rotted. How there is not water just pouring in the house is beyond me. On top of that they are not nailed down at all This is a picture of a pipe boot onba roof that is very old and needs replacing   This is a picture of a pipe boot onba roof that is very old and needs replacing

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    Misinstalled shingles

    As you can see i put a chalk line next to each union. A union is where two shingles butt up together. These shingles are in rows running vertically up and down the roof. This is a picture of grey shingles with Pink lines on the representing where the edge of each shingle comes to

    This next picture will show you how the shingles are supposed to be installed on a roof. With a 6 inch stagger. This allows the while roof to tie together as one solid congruent unit. This is a picture of roof we recently did. As you can see these are installed on a 6 in stair stepping stagger. This is a picture of a shingle roof being installed

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