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Roof is fine. No branches down in our yard. Pretty noisy though. 100,000 without power at one point.


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A couple of sunny but chilly days and now to be followed by possible snow on Friday and Saturday.
Losing shingles is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night during a wind storm.
We got a new 14K shingle job in 2019 due to wind whipping some shingles off. The new ones are better made with a reinforced nailing strip. I hope that is really true. :)


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My roof is roughly at year 13, and it is made up of "builder" shingles, which we all know are "sufficient", but not much better than average material. Due to the way the house is positioned, any strong winds from the south will potentially loosen some tiles, on two peaks and occasionally, I've had a few small repairs done. I'll need a new roof in the next 2-3 years - somewhere around the time the furnace and air conditioner will need replacing too. :evil:


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LMD wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:07 pm My roof is roughly at year 13, and it is made up of "builder" shingles, which we all know are "sufficient", but not much better than average material. Due to the way the house is positioned, any strong winds from the south will potentially loosen some tiles, on two peaks and occasionally, I've had a few small repairs done. I'll need a new roof in the next 2-3 years - somewhere around the time the furnace and air conditioner will need replacing too. :evil:
Was that a standard 3 tab??? I got 22 years out of what they used to label 30 year dimensional and would have gotten a few more except the wind got under them and they were brittle.


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I've been eye-balling the roofs in our area especially our builder's homes and you can see more and more new roofs being installed. The only reason I'd replace the roof, is to avoid what I had to do on the last house - replace tiles and a good bit of plywood too. It was really expensive. However, I bought that home in 92, and it was originally built in the early 70's, so who knows what the previous owners did with the roof. If I recall correctly, there were two layers of tiles they took off before putting new tiles down.

I suspect DW and I will be here for another 8-10 years, so I'll not be installing the highest rated/cost tiles when the time comes. The most recent quote was around $9k. I suspect it'll be $10k when I'll need the work done.


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By tiles I am assuming you mean asphalt shingles (modern version). I learned the hard way to never do a nail-over. Always tear off, find and fix any minor problems and install new from the wood deck up.

Around here In all homes above the very basic starter level they become quite difficult to sell with out the dimensional shingles. It may well pay you to buy the look people want. They do not have to be the ultimate grade but the look is very important.


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Ya, I'd insist all old tiles removed first, for sure.

In terms of dimensional shingles, I think they are the ones the roofing companies are replacing old tiles with, and I was given a quote on last year.

I'm situated on a small court, backing onto a forest with a southwest exposure. Houses like these (unless it's a mansion or rural property) are next to impossible to find around here - at a reasonable price, that is. It was something we jumped at when the court lots became available. A little extra cost, but well worth it.


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