Finished the Roofing the Contractor Missed

I just added the foam bits that block snow (we had our first snow today) from backing up the metal roofing, where it meets the house – that section has flashing over it – but the contractor hadn’t put the closed cell foam in the spaces under the flashing between the ridges on the metal roofing.  Snow would work back inside there, melt, and cause havoc to my house.

Pics showing the foam bits I installed between the flashing and the metal roofing.

This contractor was a friend of a friend.  Oh well.

Anyway, now the roofing over the front porch and back sunroom should be secure from the weather – providing the pitch on the front isn’t so low that it water and melting snow standing on the roof don’t work their ways through the screws holding the roof down.  Or where the roof panels overlap.  Because …

The contractor hadn’t put in any goop, in the seams, like he said he would before he started.

Also, while I was removing the screws holding down the flashing so I could put the foam in, I saw they were too short – and just grabbing the wood 1/8″ or less, or not at all.   I used screws of proper length – grabbing the wood for 3/4″ inch.

Also, when contractor was securing beams to house to support roofing, he drilled right through the bedroom walls of the house.

What a lesson this roofing by contractor was.  Ouch!!!

Author tgreen Category Work