Concrete Tile roofs are pretty new to me. This picture is located in the Denver area of Colorado. This hip has exposed raw wood beneath the hip caps. The other hips on this home appear to have an underlayment that wraps over the hip rafter protecting it from wind driven rains, and the elements. If you look closely you can see there is an underlayment there, but it is too short, and flipped up, thus not protecting the raw wood below. Seems like an obvious defect. However I looked at several other homes surrounding this one (not my clients) through binoculars, and was able to spot similar installations where I could observe the wood below the cap. So now my question is, is this considered an acceptable installation? I would not think so, but the fact that I see other instances makes me question it. I am going to write it up as improper installation, as everything I have found online points to it needing proper underlayment.
Thanks for your input,