Advice on Roof Leak Repair


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Old 12-15-08, 02:04 PM
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Advice on Roof Leak Repair

I have a roof leak at the flashing near an adjacent wall. This is a 15 yr old asphalt shingle re-roof (2 courses) with tongue and groove wood below. The wood has become spongy in a spot near the flashing, so it would need to be replaced. What is the best way for the contractor to repair this and what materials should be spec'd on the estimate? For instance, should it say "roofing grade plywood"?
 
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Old 12-16-08, 05:02 AM
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he has to remove the shingles,and the nails from adjoining/upper shingles,replace the tongue and groove with 1x6 pine usually works well,unless it`s a larger area that can be squared off,then you can use 3/4" exterior grade cdx plywood,if the height of the board is under 12",plywood will not be as strong as the 1x6 pine,hence the use suggestion,new shingles need to be fitted to the step flashing,and a finish sealant against the wall
---Realistically-This is one of the signs that it`s time to replace the entire roof,rather than spending all your moey on repairs that get more and more expensive,and which money could be better,and wisely put ,towards purchasing a new roof on your home
 
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Old 12-16-08, 04:33 PM
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Sounds like a corner flashing. You do not need a new roof,either. Your roof is only 15 years old, the normal life is 25 years, and shingle prices are sky high right now, they have double in price over the past two years so hold off on thinking about a new roof right now.
 
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Old 12-16-08, 11:22 PM
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obviously matt is not a roofer,or he would know that you have 2 layers roofing,not just one--1 layer may last the warranty period ,but most 2nd layer roofs do not do to moisture entrapment issues,etc.
the roofs put on 15 years ago were either 15 year roofs,or 20 year roofs(the 20`s have had major problems)
only in the last 10 years ,have 25 year shingles been used as a regular thing,and they will not last that long as a 2nd layer roof either
saying someones roof is good without seeing pics,or being knowledgeable with roofing,is foolish
and ,unfortunately roof prices are not going down as the oil price situation has changed the way oil is used,and now the material used for roofing,and roads is in high demand,and more expensive as a result,the two products used to work with 40 % waste from oil,due to new manufacturing devices(specifically cokers),they now only have 10 % of that waste material to use for roads,and roofing.
so don`t expect lower prices ,they will only go up from here
and the old adage of "get it done right" should be what concerns people having work done

if you could please show pictures of this roof,so someone could see the condition
 
 

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