Recently had my roof repaired to fix three minor leaks. All three locations involved exhaust pipes/vents: heater, furnace, and un-used/false pipe. Hired roofer who replaced boots/vents, removed and patched false pipe, and re-shingled surrounding areas.
After the job was complete, I noticed (looking through the seams of the newly patched wood) that the roofer didn’t use underlayment and instead nailed shingles directly to the roof. Furthermore, following a brief rainstorm, all three locations continued to leak. The roofer agreed to return and patch (caulk) suspect areas (which stopped the leaks), and within a few weeks, return and do the job right (add underlayment and re-shingle).
Four months (and many excuses) later, the roofer returned and re-shingled the roof— this time applying underlayment. I went out to inspect his work and noticed the shingles looked ruffled (see images). Inside, I noticed light coming in where the base of the boot meets the roof (no leaks at this location yet); roofer said this is normal. Lastly, when it rains, water is now entering the furnace exhaust pipe (found water leaking at the seams of the PVC pipe).
- What’s going on with the ruffled-looking shingles (to the immediate left and right of PVC pipe)? Is this normal?
- I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this, but is it normal to see light/open space at the base of the boot? See image.
- This repair job is costing me about $1,250, but the roofer has yet to bill me. Any advice on how to proceed? From the looks of it, I’ll need to re-hire someone to fix this guy’s work. I really don’t want him back on my roof…
Thanks in advance for the help!