Shingles lifting


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Old 03-31-06, 07:08 AM
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Shingles lifting

I bought this house about 2 1/2 years ago. I had a roofing contractor come out to look at the roof and he told me (at that time) that it should be good for another five years. Lately I've noticed on the side of the house that gets the strongest wind that many of the shingles are beginning to lift, or curl up, at their corners. I'm concerned about the wind catching these shingles and ripping them off. Is this a sign that the shingles need to be replaced? Or is there something I can do to tack those lifted edges down so this roof can last me a few more years? Thanks....
 
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Old 03-31-06, 08:46 AM
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Not knowing anything about your shingles I'm going to make two guesses.

#1 Your shingles are Certainteed Sealdon 20's or 25's which are organic and tend to curl at the bottom corners after 10-15 years especially were a lot of water run on them.

#2 Your shingles are Certainteed Horizon's which crack before they curl.

If your have the first shingles you will get only a few hundred bucks through a claim with Certainteed but if you have the second shingles you may be entitled to new shingles free of cost, you pay for the labor, of course!

Take a picture of the roof and either post it here or send it to my email at dougger222 @ hotmail.com (no spaces of course). If the shingles are Certainteed I can help you get a claim processed for you, for free!!!

Not figuring hail or wind damage over half the roofs I tear off are due to Certainteeds manufacturer defects.
 
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Old 03-31-06, 09:10 AM
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Organics do tend to curl more. Owens Corning did have a thero-plastic problem about 12 years ago that caused curling of their 20 & 25 year fiberglass shingles. Also GAF had a severe cracking problem about 14 years ago. Not sure if you are in this age range.
 
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Old 03-31-06, 02:11 PM
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I try to take some pics this weekend. It's raining today. I've tried to post pics here before and img tags weren't supported, so I'll have to see if that's been changed. Otherwise, I'll email them. Thanks much for the offer!!

If replacement isn't an option, can the curled edges be tacked down with nails or adhesive?

PS - yup, posting rules says img code is off and I may not post attachments, so unable to post pics here.
 
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Old 03-31-06, 04:35 PM
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You post the pics to a file sharing website, then post the link in a message. (as per the FAQ on posting pictures)
 
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Old 04-02-06, 11:30 AM
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My curly shingles:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/timskitpics/shingles1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/timskitpics/shingles2.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a200/timskitpics/shingles3.jpg
 
 

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