Improperly installed

chris lacour
7/18/2012
I had a metal panel roof installed on my home. I recently had a home inspector come out and inspect the newly installed roofed. He noticed the following problems with the installation: Several of the panel screws appear to have been over tightened as shown by the washer malformation · Metal panel roof installed over shingles. · Location of screws to rise of panel questionable – visible lifting noted at the connecting overlap lip. · Several of the metal panels are not properly screwed in place allowing the wind to lift panels. · Panels have ripples noted in them. · Improper end cap fascia trim installed on one end that does not match remainder trim pieces. · Fascia trim improperly screwed – screws too close to flair out causing the flair to flatten. · No end seal at the eaves. · Ridge caps appear to be bent at the overlaps and not laying down properly. · The flashing and counter flashing appears to be pieced in (non - typical) and caulking was applied to the counter flashing – two types of caulking were used that do not match each other. · Roofing panels have ripples or not smooth. · Roofing loose in some areas – noted mainly in the valley area. · Some water stains were noted from past water (roof) leakage. · Several of the overlaps have separated causing gapping to occur. Can these defects be easily repaired or will I have to replace the newly installed roof?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
7/18/2012
I am sorry to hear this. It sounds like many of the issues concern fastening and those probably can be corrected assuming this is an exposed fastened product. Ripples in the panels can be caused by fastening or they can also be caused by an uneven surface, bad forming of the panels, or natural stresses in the metal which can sometimes be unavoidable. You might want to engage the manufacturer of the roofing for their input and expertise. If you'd like further information please feel free to email me at [email protected]
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
7/18/2012
Do you have some pictures you can post up?
Guest User
9/6/2012
I had a standing seam metal roof installed on my manufactured home about 7 years ago. Two years ago I had ceiling water damage in two of my rooms. I called the installer and he came out. He said the roof was fine. I called the manufacturer and they offered no help at all. I finally had another metal roof installer come out to look at the roof. He stated the roof was improperly installed (specifically the were not properly locked) and the wrong material was used. I am at a lost as to what to do. I cannot afford to have another roof installed. Any suggestions?
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/6/2012
Diane, can you send any pictures of the roof to me? My email is [email protected]
Guest User
11/5/2012
i tried to send pictures to todd and it says the address is wrong so if you can email me back i can send pictures pictures wont go into the attach image thing Had my medal roof put on last year,we had a storm and water blew in from top of my moblehome in kitchen,now we have mold at the top in my living room and dinning room and kitchen,the roofers are saying its from steam from cooking(i forgot the word they used) but im a widow and no longer cook much so that isnt the cause.they put the medal over the shingles and another person told me that's is why.most of the roofers i talked to said they would NOT go over shingles for that reason.can you tell me what to do,im unemployed as of 5 months ago cant afford a lawyer. im sending pictures,one is where you can see where the rain blew in .thank you for any help you can give. colleen gaskins [email protected]

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