tear-off or reshingle

Old 04-13-04, 05:19 AM
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Question tear-off or reshingle

I currently live in MI, and my roof is 27 yrs old. It is an organic felt shingle that is no longer sold. The south side of the has the shingles curling and breaking off in high winds. The boards are all good underneath. i have had 3 contractors out for estimates, 2 want to do complete tear-offs. Which is better? Don't tear-offs cause sag between the rafters because of the open holes of the old roofing nails? looking for advice.
Old 04-13-04, 10:48 AM
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For sure do a full tear-off. Dont put the new shingles over all the old one, take them off. This will let the roof guy look at the wood there real good and see if any should be replaced at this time also.

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Complete tear off is the way to go.
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I agree. Tearoff.
Old 04-15-04, 06:18 AM
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I agree with all of the above, especially if you intend to keep the home for a while...tear-off.
Sometimes, doing a layover will void the warranty on the new shingles, and the new ones won't last nearly as long either.
Good Luck!

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