Biltmore Forest,  NC
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Roof Inspection on Worn Out, and Incorrectly Installed Roof

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    Shingles Sliding Down The Roof

    In this picture you can see the shingles are starting to slide down the roof. You will also notice that the shingles are becoming Un-laminated This is a picture of a Gray colored shingle roof and the shingles are becoming detached and sliding out from underneath each other

    When i lift up on these shingles you can see they are all coming apart. This is called De-Lamination. The shingles start to separate from one another. 

    This is a picture of Gray colored shingles that are becoming separated from one another through a process called DE lamination

    This roofing nail is high nailed. The nails should all be in a area of the shingles just above the tar strip called a nail line. When they are high nailed they are put in a thinner part of the shingle letting them rip through or cut into the shingle as gravity pulls them down the roofThis is a picture of a nail in a single. The Nail should be much lower on the shingle in the nail strip. This nail is considered to be high nailed.

      

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    pipe boots are dry rotting and cracking

      As you can see in all 3 of these pictures the pipe boots on the roof are all basically dry rotted and cracking. All of these should have been replaced several years ago. This is done during every new roof install.This is a picture of a black pipe boot on the roof of a house where the rubber meets the pvc pipe is dry rotted and crackingThis is a picture of a plumbing boot on a roof and the rubber part is dry rotting in crackingThis is a picture of a pipe boot on a roof it is made of plastic the top part is made of rubber and it is dry rotting and cracking

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    More shingles sliding down the roof

    This is a picture of Gray shingles on a roof. They are now beginning to slide out from underneath other shingles.

    Like in pin #1 the same thing is happening here. Nails are high nailed allowing gravity to pull the shingles down the roof and letting the nails cut tthrough the shingles.

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    incorrectly installed hip and ridge shingles

    Not only are these ridge cap shingles the wrong color but they are not ridge cap shingles at all. They are actually just a cut out piece of ice and water shield. 

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    incorrect shingle stagger.

    This is a picture of a group of Gray shingles and the 6" stagger on the shingles is installed incorrectly

    The red lines show where the stagger is at. See below for the correct stagger on a house we just finished.

    This is a picture  Of shingles being installed on a roof and a diagonal 6" stagger with red lines marking each 6" stagger

    This is the correct way a 6 inch stagger should be installed on a roof. It makes the whole sshingle roof a solid congruent unit. 

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Litespeed Construction Asheville

Address: 460 Weaverville Rd #6 Asheville, NC 28804

Phone: (828) 505-6051