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You Don't Need A New Roof...The Shingles Are Fine

 

 

This is what I have been told.

Your roof is not that old and the shingles have a 25 year or lifetime warranty.

I think it's time to replace a roof that looks good.

After three roof leaks and three repairs, enough was enough.

I contracted for a replacement.

I witnessed the removal of the shingles, they were not that bad. But when they brought down a piece of the underlayment, it was not a pretty sight!

The old plywood (which I was told was replaced) was rotted and full of  holes.

 

 

Seemed they used nails to secure the tar paper instead of staples. So yes the shingles seemed OK but the wood was not.

 

A dentist might say: 'Your teeth are fine but your gums are rotten.'

 

It's not a bad idea to do your own checking when having major repairs You don't  have to climb on the roof, but photos can be taken. The workman can take pictures.

I will have more photos tomorrow.

 

You Don't Need A New Roof...The Shingles Are Fine.

Or do you? 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • March 24 2016 07:59AM

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Margaret- good thing you did your due diligence. You were right- enough is enough!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

I frequently check the underside of the decking in the attic.  (my own property) and always suggest having that checked even if the shingles look great.  Shame you were told it was replaced.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

 Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland . I was looking at a four-year-old roof yesterday that was in deplorable shape. Something was wrong and I told the people to contact a licensed roofing contractor.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Knowing honest and trustworthy contractors is key !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

Brings to mind "the operation was a success but the patient died".....you needed a new roof!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 2 years ago

Good morning Margaret. Sometimes it is the hidden defects that create the biggest problems! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Wayne Martin It is not a nice feeling when finding these hidden defects.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Margaret, The expression "a picture is worth 1,000 words" hold true. It unfortunate that there are service people out there that do a dis-service to so many.  New Roof!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

MR. CRAPPY THINKS THAT IS A LINE OF CRAP... IT IS TIME FOR A NEW ROOF.

 

 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago

Kathleen Daniels Tell Mr Crappy the new roof has been installed and thanks for his advice!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

Repeated problems are certainly saying there is a problem somewhere, even if the shingles look fine.  Glad you got someone to figure it out.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 2 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland Only after the roof was opened up  was the damage visable.

 

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

A dentist might say: 'Your teeth are fine but your gums are rotten.'  I love that line, Margaret!  So appropriate in this case!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat It seemed like a perfect analogy.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 2 years ago

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