The brick was on the house and I really like it. I was not expecting to have it around the porch slab, but there it was. I think it is going to look really nice.
I was also pleasantly surprised to see the plumbing nearly done. The shower basin and tub were also set in place.
I was also happy that the crew came out and cleaned the mold off of the trusses and coated them with something that will prevent mold in the future. As soon as I mentioned mold it was taken very seriously by Ryan, and we appreciate that.
The not so good
The biggest source of disappointment is the roof. First off the shingles are the wrong color, or at least not what we thought we were going to get. Our neighbors have a nice brownish grey color and we have a solid grey. It does not look nearly as nice as the neighbors houses. I am hoping they replace it all. In my opinion the roof also need to be redone for another reason. It is awful. The shingle installation does not look professional. Ridge vents are not nearly long enough to cover the gap and there are just shingles over a 4 inch gap in the wood. Not sure if you can tell from the picture below but the roof is cut wrong and that is the underneath side of shingle you see. it is not the bottom of the ridge vent.
Now for above roof picture of what you are seeing there. As you can tell from the picture below it is not right. I am no roof inspector but this is obviously wrong and will leak for sure.
Other than these obvious issues I think the rest of the roof looks wavey and uneven. This could be because the shingles have not settled, but you tell me if I am crazy. It may be hard to tell but the roof is not flat at the edge. Let me say our neighbors roofs look far more professional than our does, so I am sure it is not a practice of Ryan homes in general to do bad roofs. My guess is that we just got a bad crew.
After looking at everyones very helpful blogs I came to the conclusion that we do not have enough ridge vent. the wood on the roof was was obviously setup for entire length ridge vent similar to this one. (notice the nearly full length ridge vents)
Here what ours looks like. (You may have to zoom to se anything)
We also made a couple of requests to have some vents moved. and some bracing added so we could mount our TV. I hope they do this for us. I am thinking they will.
Our neighbor's roof (notice the dimensional look)
Our Zebra stripe roof (notice the vertical lines of alternating dark/light). Anyone know what was wrong with the installation to look like this?