Hello.I am a new homeowner and having much work done on my home, including a new roof. It is being run through a General Contractor. Yes… I know I could have found a roofer on my own, but for timing/logistics of other work being done, I agreed to give the roof work to the GC.
Here is my question and concern. I contracted to have a total rip, down to the wood, replace rotted wood, re-shingled with 30 yr architectural, and have ridge venting installled continously through all main ridges on the house. (the house is a split and there are two roofs and two main ridges).
My concern is the first roof, which was completed already. I watched as they finished putting new shingles. All the way to the ridge. DONE. COMPLETELY SHINGLED to top of roof
I then asked the roofer if there was a ridge vent. He said ‘yes’. I checked in the attic and sure enough there was NO Ridge vent.
The GC explained it to me the next day as follows:
“Oh there must have been a misunderstanding with you and the roofer. They are putting in the ridge vent TODAY. The roofing guys just ran out of time at the end of the day, so they finished the roof to protect against rain overnight.(NO RAIN IN FORECAST)
The intention the whole time was to take off the new roof shingles today, cut the ridge, insert the vent, and then finish the job properly.”
SO MY question is --Was the roofer trying to pull a fast one on me??? (or possibly he forget to put in the ridge vent)??? Sounds strange/wasteful to the roofer that you would put tar paper and shingles on, then rip them off the next day.
Either way, if the cut for the ridge vent is supposd to be made as soon as the roof is ripped, then the GC is just covering his roof sub-contractor, right???
Do you typically cut the ridge at the beginning of the job,(after the total rip has been done)?? Or do you cut the ridge at the end of the job??
THX FOR ANY AND ALL OPINIONS.
Also, I need to know what to watch for when he does the 2nd roof. I also need to know if my GC and subs are reputable and trustworthy. (Unfortunately a little too late.