splishsplash Posted January 10, 2011 Share Posted January 10, 2011 We have a 3 year old house that has a problem of water ingress through the sides of the roof valleys.My hubby has had a look & says that the zinc trays should have been wider & there should have been waterproof felt fitted under them.At the time, we asked why no roofing felt was being used & the (reputable) French building firm told us that it was not used in France & not necessary as it was better to have an air movement through the roof.We had a hailstorm, followed by heavy rain and where the hail froze in the tray, the following downpour then overflowed into the roof space over the edges of the tray. This then ran along the ceiling, causing it to collapse in one room.I have pestered them to sort it for ages & the roofer came & inspected it & said that the problem was with the position of the house, leaf fall & wind speed etc. We can have the trays changed for wider ones & ecran (waterproofing) fitted underneath, but it will cost a huge amount of money & I feel that it should have been down to the building company to have specified the correct trays & underfelt in the first place.I want to go back to the builder & ask for them to contribute at least half towards the remedial work.I wondered if a roofer or builder can perhaps tell me if they think this is a fair request on my part, as had the correct trays & felting been in place at the start, we would have happily paid a bit extra. Now though, because the tiles & batons will have to be removed, weatherproofing placed & new trays put in, it will cost much more.I would be grateful for any experienced person to give me some advice please. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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