Originally Posted By: Aldo Marcozzi
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Hi ! ! all
I can hear you guy's laughing ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif) but this is a summary of my story.
When I was running my own General Building Construction Comp. and after the process of inspecting the job from bottom to top before submitting the bid, the State award us the job.
The house was under the historical preservation which was donated by a wealthy person.
We knew the problem with the roof, from inside of the attic you can see the cedar shingles and the old 2 x 6 all dry out and sagged quite of bit
First impression of my estimator and I was the large span of the rafters, ho! ! well roof and rafters has to be removed any way.
Because the house was very high, we check the roof from the street which was covered with 3 tabs fiberglass shingles.
My estimator remarks: " looks like a Chinese pagoda" he was right.
We start removing the roof and for our
this is what we found:
1. One layer of 3 tabs fiberglass shingles
2. One layer of 3 tabs asphalt shingles
3. One layer of 3/8" plywood
4. One layer of metal roofing
5. One layer of leveling boards above cedar shingles
and finally......6. One layer of cedar shingles
Not wonder why the poor 2 x 6 rafters were sagged.
Dave was surprised with 4 layer of shingles, we were
Belive it or not this is the end of the story.
As inspectors we are shocked when we see something wrong, as builders we getting angry, frustrate, mad to see how people do any thing crazy