What causes a Wavy Roof?
Causes of a wavy roof:
1. The felt paper used on the decking was potentially wet or bubbly when laid down. Thankfully
this is something that can be fixed with just a little time and heat. Typically after a few warm
summer weeks, the shingles will lay flat and you will no longer notice the wavy look.
2. First layer of shingles were wavy and the roofer laid directly over the existing layer. This is a
bad move, a roofing company should not lay new roofing shingles over shingles that are wavy.
A new roof will be required, after stripping both layers of shingles, to achieve a quality flat look.
3. Damaged decking could also cause a wavy look to shingles. Inspect the plywood from the
attic and look for cracks, sagging, or rotting. If any of this is found, be sure to have a roofer
replace any plywood, with the required thickness of board that is code for where you live.
4. Quality of the roofing work in general can also cause a roof to look wavy. Potentially it could
be caused if the shingles were not properly aligned or not nailed fully. Ultimately there is no
single answer for why a roof may look wavy, but could be a combination of factors.
Contact Pro Chek Home Inspection Services to schedule your Buyer/Seller Inspection Services
and also Homeowner Annual Maintenance Inspections of your Roof, Decking, Septic, Sewer
Line, Pool and more!!
ITS TIME WE ARE ASKED OURSELVES WHY WE SERVICE OUR CARS EVERY 3.000
MILES BUT VERY RARELY PERFORM SIMILAR SERVICE OR ANNUAL INSPECTIONS ON
OUR HOMES. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS CAN SAVE HOMEOWNERS
THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND PREVENT MAJOR HEADACHES DUE TO SUDDEN
FAILURE OR INSANE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT EXPENSES.
A Home is the largest investment that the majority of Us will ever make……. So tell me this, is
it really worth it to Avoid having an annual Maintenance Inspection just because we don't want
to pay a couple hundred dollars??
Please hold off on answering the above question for now and give me a call eventually when
you are writing a check for a large sum of money for the emergency repair or replacement of
one of the major systems within your home, which could have very easily been flagged earlierand corrected so that you wouldn't be cutting a check for thousands of dollars right now……
Unless you are the 1 person across the globe that actually enjoys writing and handing large
check to someone when you least expected it.
Schedule your Spring Maintenance Inspection today……. #800-338-5050
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
What causes a Wavy Roof?
Friday, February 3, 2017
DON'T YOU HATE THOSE
SQUEEKY WOOD FLOORS????
Flooring of all types has the potential for squeaks. Floor framing dries and shrinks, and squeaks occur as fasteners become loose, allowing movement in the subfloor and framing. Hardwood floors are known for this quality as they dry during the winter.
For a quick fix, try sprinkling a little talcum powder between the offending hardwood boards. This may temporarily quiet the squeak as the talc lubricates the rubbing surfaces.
For a better quick fix, try Counter Snap. This screw fastening system secures loose hardwood floorboards and stops squeaks. You drive the slotted screw through a special bracket into the hardwood and subfloor. (For dense woods, you will need to drill a small pilot hole.) Once the screw tightens the loose board, you break off the screw just below the finished wood surface.
You will be left with a very small hole which you can patch with wood putty or colored filler. - Mr Fix-It