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Robin21

06:25AM | 09/19/10
Member Since: 04/16/09
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40-year old, two-story home had sag in roof over garage area where attic is located. I'm a woman, guess I didn't notice it until about six-months ago. I have had one man doing all work in and around my home - licensed contractor. such as all new windows, siding, interior remodeling and so forth. He was out about two-weeks ago to do some work and convinced me it was time for a new roof. We talked about the sag, I wanted it removed so the new roof would look really great. He said he couldn't fix it - it was due to settlement - home had only one support beam in the garage. I asked if he would think about this- perhaps there is another reason or a way to make the roof appear level. Roof all done, one-day later went into attic to move stuff back in place and I saw two really bad and twisted rafters, directly under the sag. Called that guy - he said he didn't look for any cracked rafters - guess he should have. I had another roofer come look - I have three rafters that need to be replaced and a large portion of the roof over the garage must be ripped off to do this - it can't be done from inside the attic. Because the shingles I got are discontinued - we can't match what I've got - so I now need to re-roof the lower roof - The original roofer said "that's sad, but you owe me the full price."

QUESTION: Does the International Residential Code for re-roofing require inspection of rafters when there is a sag and then repairing them prior to shingling.

Bkroofdr

12:25PM | 09/22/10
Member Since: 09/19/10
6 lifetime posts
Robin, the facts are your contractor did a poor job of not inspecting the framing and not giving you the option to repair the work while he was working on the roof. However, it sounds like he did the job you hired him for therefore you should pay him for that work and file a complaint with the BBB on his incompidence to preform contracting work for other people. If he was worth his salt he would have addressed the problem during the job.
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Robin21

06:43AM | 09/24/10
Member Since: 04/16/09
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for replying - Since you are a roofing contractor and have to comply with various building codes and Regulations, would you answer the question I aksed - Thanks.

QUESTION: Does the International Residential Code for re-roofing require inspection of rafters when there is a sag and then repairing them prior to shingling.

incompetence or negligent?

Please forgive me for omitting information in my initial post, the concerns were what does the IBC/IRC say, and in my focusing on that, I didn't think to mention the content of a contract. In the contract he wrote, he did include repair, fascia, sheathing, rafters, as needed and as he requested, I agreed to pay extra for such work.

Bkroofdr

05:54PM | 10/09/10
Member Since: 09/19/10
6 lifetime posts
I am sorry I left out the exact answer to your question, I dont know what the code says reguarding a requirement of a contractor to inspect those items you mentioned. But if the contract says the things you say it does then he would be responsible to perform those tasks and if he didnt perform those tasks he would be responsible for the results.
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