Hello again all. Three years ago I had 20 year three tab shingles installed. I had major problems with improper installation of which I asked for advice from this forum. One of the main issues was that when it rained, the water ran behind the drip edge onto the fascia.
I had a new roof installed in July 2007 with 30 yr Certainteed architechural shingles. The roofer cut back some of the fascia board, but did not cap it. My new problem is that when it rains, the run-off laps the drip edge and facia board. Another way to say this is that: The water runs down front of the drip edge and gets on to the wood.
The roofing company, is licensed, insured, reputable and has been in business for a long time. At first they tried to tell me that this is normal. Then they said that it was the wind blowing the rain back on to the wood. Then when he finally sent a crew out here who got on top of the roof with a water hose, and saw precisely what I had been complaining about, on a clear day with no wind. The foreman said that some roofs will do this. They left and I did not hear anything for over a month.
When I first contacted the owner for a roof replacement, I told him about my concerns about the old drip-edge. I asked him about a water membrane, a customized drip-edge that was wider at the top. He said that all of that was not necessary. When I reminded him of this, he now says that he was trying to keep his price competitive. :x
Today, the owner came by. He is now trying to blame the problem on the construction of the house. He has offered to place aluminum trim on top of the fascia to keep the wood from rotting. This is for a charge of over $500 plus the balance of the remainder of the roof replacement.
I have never heard of this procedure and I really do not like the way it sounds. If I cover the fascia, won’t this accelerate the decay of the wood over time? His solution sounds like a cover-up.
I find it ironic that he left 1/2 of the cost of the roof unpaid without a phone call about the remaining balance. He did not call me, I had to call him. I believe that he knows that his crew did something wrong and had decided that it was more cost effective to forfeit his balance than to correct his mistake. I just want the roof done properly.
Also, I am having very large puddles of water on the concrete in the morning. Water is literally running off of the house. Of course he said that this too was normal.
Can anyone help me with this? Please. I can post photos if needed. I am sorry that this post is long. Thank you for all of your help.