screws backing out

Sarah Lee
8/14/2013
I've seen a couple of posts about this. A roofer who came out to reflash the chimney said we had screws backing out and we should put new/bigger ones in. Do we need to worry about this if it is not leaking? The roof was installed 12 years ago over plywood decking with felt underlayment.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/14/2013
I would certainly tighten any loose screws but replacing them with larger ones is not a bad idea either. This can be a point of maintenance with exposed fastener roofs vs. concealed fasteners.
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8/14/2013
Big +1 Todd. Exposed fasteners do have that potential to them. They certainly can be a great option but they are a bit sensitive to installation.
Sarah Lee
8/14/2013
Thanks! should we worry about it if the roof is not leaking? we are selling the house and don't want to spend another bunch of money after having to re-flash the chimney. But we don't want to sell a lemon either.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
8/14/2013
My guess is, if you have to go through a home inspection, this will be caught and be required at that time if you do not do it earlier.

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