No Roof Shingles

Got up on my roof for the first time since I purchased a house, and noticed that a second story "bonus room" doesn't have any shingles on it, just a layer of asphalt. The slope of this section of roof is low, and you can't see it from the ground. Is this normal?
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snipped-for-privacy@boundvortex.com wrote:

No, of course not...sounds like a roofer didn't finish and may have just missed a section since it doesn't show from the ground previous homeowner never went up to check...
How long since you closed? What sort of disclosure/pre-closure inspection was done? Unless you signed off as "accepted" a statement that removes seller from obligation of full disclosure you may have some recourse for getting that portion of the roof completed with at least a cost share from the seller.
Unless it is actually of low enough slope to qualify as a flat roof (which I doubt on a dwelling unless it was an addition, not original construction), it's almost surely adequate pitch for asphalt shingles.
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<<How long since you closed? >>
Uhm...about 11 months. ;-) I just bought a ladder, so the roof was inaccessible. My main motivation behind the purchase was that I noticed what looked like rotting fascia next to the chimney. The fascia is under the shingleless section. And the wood IS quite rotten.
<<What sort of disclosure/pre-closure inspection was done? >>
I had a pre-purchase done with a guy that someone assured was a "deal killer", I know he climbed on the roof; he remarked something about alligatoring near the chimney, which was fixed by the prior owner.
<<Unless it is actually of low enough slope to qualify as a flat roof (which I doubt on a dwelling unless it was an addition, not original construction), it's almost surely adequate pitch for asphalt shingles.

It could be an addition, but the room is unfinished, so I doubt it.
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snipped-for-privacy@boundvortex.com wrote:

Alligatoring is a condition of a built up roof. You most likely have a built up roof. Common for flat or low slope roofs. Not the best type of roof or the longest lasting, but common.
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<<You most likely have a built up roof.>>
I googled on "built up roof" and it sounds like this is exactly what I have. So the lack of shingles is apparently "as designed."
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