What’s Wrong With These Roof Details?

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first_imgReaders are invited to identify as many errors they can spot in the attached photo of a multifamily building in Minneapolis, Minnesota.This is the latest photo in our ongoing series, “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” (To see three previous photos in the series, click the links in the box below.)The photo comes from Garrett Mosiman and Pat Huelman at the University of Minnesota. (Their work is funded by the Building America program.)There are (at least) five problems related to energy efficiency and building durability that can be spotted in this photo. This is a north-facing façade of a townhouse development in Minneapolis (Climate Zone 6). The building has asphalt shingle roofing and vinyl siding (with a few fiber-cement shingle-style panels added as architectural accents).This photo was taken in mid-March 2013; outdoor temperatures had been well below freezing for many weeks. RELATED ARTICLES What’s Wrong With This Window Installation?What’s Wrong With This Insulation Job?What’s Wrong With This Crawl Space? Mosiman and Huelman will answer the question next week. In the meantime, post your comments below. (Click here to read the answers to this puzzler.)One interesting note: when we’ve published “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” articles in the past, GBA readers have always been able to identify more errors than were noticed by the photographers who submitted the photo.last_img

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