New Roof July 2017

Apex Roofing and Restoration, 993 Yeager Parkway, 251-660-4555, Kelly and Beverly
Keith Horness – cell 920-287-2836, apexroofs.mobile.keith@gmail.com
Adam Stewart, QC, 256-962-2028
Installers: Sergio, his daughter Jennifer and his younger brother.

Shingle are GAF’s Timberline HD, Weatherwood style
Peak “Ice & Rain II Underlayment”

Click here to see all photos in DropBox folder.

Shingles were to be delivered Monday, 7/3 but supplier did not have the Certainteed Wedgewood so they upgraded to GAF Timberline HD (hi definition) with the Wedgewood style/color. They did not arrive until Thursday morning.

Found rotted decking at the peak over the carport and at the plywood repair on the west, north and east sides of the fireplace. Repaired with 1×6″.

Rain Wednesday, 7/5 while Sergio was away on a long lunch, blew back the underlayment and rain leaked in at the fireplace and hallway. Calls to everyone had them scrambling but no visible damage as the rain quit and no more that day.  Promised to be complete by 9 AM tomorrow, Thursday.

They were at the gate at 5:30 AM and on the roof at 5:45. Good progress until it good hot. The roof was on and they were working on the backdoor overhang about 1 PM. His brother walked out on the overhang even though Keith told me they would be doing it from ladders. Mary and I told them to get off and he did. Keith called and I told him about being on the roof. He showed up in 20 min and took photos.

Installed new attic vent fan in the location over the house and moved the existing one to a location over the carport; i.e. future studio.

All done other than cricket at fireplace and Sergio wants to leave and he and Keith argued about the cricket. Sergio to be back Monday to install it.

Saturday – Apex connected new attic power vent fan. A very hard thunderstorm blew in and we had a little water dripping down the chimney. Called Keith and he came out and was here when Baker arrived to hook up the attic exhaust fan. They inspected the inside attic around the chimney and reported they saw no water. They strapped a blue tarp around the Chimney above the roof to see if that stops the infiltration. I told Keith I thought it was coming in the brick joints. Baker thinks it may be the rusty vent cap.

Sunday – Removed the blue tarp and inspected the metal flue cap. There is some surface but no holes. Noticed separation between the old roofing mastic and the flue where the metal flue cap rests. The other side had a 1/2″ gap and a low place that would let water pond and run in the crack and down the outside of the flue. Inspection of the inside walls of the flue had evidence of running down a long time ago. Filled the gap all the way around the flue and filled in the low places where water was ponding.

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