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Hello,

About to close soon on a new construction and am looking for advice about the way the roofer left one of the valleys. I attached a picture. In the bottom most section of this valley, he did not install shingles but only left the metal ice dam material. Does this look right? Should it be covered with shingles? It's definitely not leaking as it has been like this for about 4 months and no leaks. The builder says this is the way it is supposed to be. Any help appreciated.
 

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I understand your situation. I've seen something similar before and didn't know how to fix it myself. I called in specialists.
 

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The builder is correct. You want a solid material there in that dead valley. Tons of water hit that area in rains, and snow will sit there as well. Shingles shed water, are not waterproof in that sense. Don't want a bunch of nail holes in such an area. Painting it in a color that matches your shingles is something the builder should have done though, IMO.
 

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There are many unique materials to cover this place, protecting yourself from rain and snow. I don't remember what such materials are called, but you can contact a specialist to help you with this problem. When I bought my house, I ignored the problems with the roof. It was leaking, and it was damaging the walls inside the house. My wife and I had to take out a reverse mortgage with which we were able to cover the cost of repairing the roof. If you wonder what a reverse mortgage is, you can find much detailed information online. One thing I can say is that it's a handy thing.
 
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