Well, the vinyl siding was installed a couple weeks ago, but there are still
holes, big ones, in the roof where the vent pipes go through. Is it common
(or even acceptable) practice to leave these holes open after siding? It has
been raining, a lot. And I'm getting a little tired of the builder telling
me that it's not a problem that the floor is getting wet almost daily. That
'sweet' smell of wet wood can't be a good thing. Or am I worried about
The pipes are coming through the roof vertically, but the holes around them
are still open. And the siding has gone up. So I wanted to know if it's
normal to leave those holes open after the siding is up. Some folks had
previously advised not to worry about water, as long as the siding isn't up
yet. Well, it's up now, and there's still water....
Holes should have been cut first , thats the problem, then the vent
flashing goes on then the roof. Now the roof must be pulled back for the
flasing to fit underneath. Still not worth worring about , im sure the
builder is fully aware.
Due to scheduling my builder had the plumber in after the roof was on. They
cut the holes for the vent then brought back someone to flash the openings.
The openings were there for several days before being flashed. I would say
no big deal unless drywall or finish flooring is affected.
All the lumber used in home sonstruction sat outside for weeks, possibly months
before it was all put together to form a shell. Were you stalking the
lumberyards pre-construction and bellyaching then too?
Not to mention how well trees seem to handle the great outdoors...
I'll bet you freak out when even so much as a drop of water condenses off a
beer can, dontcha?
Are you kidding? It's a beautiful thing.
You, like many homeowners, know little to nothing about the construction
process. You're acting like a math teacher trying to grade a history exam. You
don't even know if your own complaint is warranted, but damn it you're gonna
keep on complaining until you hear the answers you want to hear, even if
So there's no way to satisfy you.
Nope. Just big enough to create nice 8' by 10' ponds on the floor every
time it rains. Go screw yourself.
That lumber in the yard wasn't both wet and enclosed. You could have
answered the question instead of ranting. I'll ask again, since you seem to
be slow on the uptake... Is it normal practice to leave holes in the roof
after the siding is up? I doubt it, but wanted a neutral party answer from
someone other than me or my builder.
That's very helpful. Thanks.
Not to me. Maybe to you, since you seem to hate homeowners. Piss in any
That's why I'm asking the question here. Which by the way, you didn't
You could answer the question or shut up. Either would do.
I'll concur that the poster's a jerk, but guy. Relax.
Drywall can't get wet.
Cabinets shouldn't get wet.
Subflooring should be dry before they put the flooring on.
Beyoond that, it's a house. It's wood. It's ok.
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