Context: I did a roof inspection for a client who just had a new roof installed on a house that was built in 2006. The client was skeptical of the contractor’s work, so he wanted a third party inspection done. As i’m on the ladder looking at the eaves, the owner of the roofing company pulls up at the curb and approaches me on the ladder. He goes “uhh hi, can I help you?!”. After explaining that I’m inspecting the installation, he proceeds to tell me how my client has “trust issues” and “wouldn’t let them do their job!”. Super shady from the jump.
As I reviewed my pictures with the builder and the client, the builder was constantly blowing off what i was saying and making it seem like no big deal. Then he walks around the corner and calls his workers on the phone and proceeds to tell them they need to come back and do everything i was just saying. He says “yea, man, you have to do these things on every house!”
Would someone mind confirming a couple items?
1. Here is some sidewall flashing at the top of a section of roof with another section of roof overhanging it. I got behind it in the attic and could see light shining through. I pointed this out to the client and builder and the builder said “yea, ok. I don’t think there’s enough room under that overhang to be able to nail it down. we might just put some caulk under there.” He then asked me if I would be “cool with that”, lol. I’m thinking it should be held down with fasteners and not caulking, correct?
2. Drip edge flashing was added to the house for the first time since it was built. This is how they installed it. My understanding is it should be attached to the decking itself and it’s attached to the trim here. The positioning of the existing decking seemed to prohibit that with the drip edge they installed, should they have used a different drip edge with a longer top section to accommodate for the decking? (and I know, the starter strip backing wasn’t removed and the underlayment doesn’t extend enough.)
edit: ive since researched the manufacturers installation recomendations and learned that is not an adhesive strip on the bottle and the cellophane should not be removed. regardless, the dripedge-underlayment-starter strip area seems to be improper