Fiberglass showing thru shingles. Time to re-roof?

Old 01-20-11, 09:01 AM
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Fiberglass showing thru shingles. Time to re-roof?

House built in 1993. Probably original 15 or 30 year asphalt-fiberglass shingles. When the sun shines just right you can see the gleam of fiberglass on about 10% of the shingles. Always find lots of granules in the gutter when cleaning out.

Started getting quotes from licensed roofing contractors and they are vague about replacement after coming down off the roof. Comments are "do it soon" to "you have a couple of years left"

We are in southern OR and no leaks yet.

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Old 01-20-11, 09:40 AM
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Do it as soon as possible. Water damage repairs will make it much more expensive.

Seeing the FG strands is bad....
Old 01-20-11, 10:47 AM
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I'm with Vic, get this done
Old 01-20-11, 11:54 AM
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I third the vote. Even if you don't see leaks in the house water vapor or minor leaks can start penetrating the roof, rotting the sheeting or roof framing. Basically you don't want to mess around with water. Small leaks can become quite expensive. Since you know you will be getting a new roof anyhow I would do it sooner rather than later.
Old 01-21-11, 04:23 AM
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Won't hurt to get your insurance company involved. My contractor suggested it, and I questioned why. He said it was hail damage. Not that yours is, but if you don't ask you don't know. Mine worked out to be the difference of $5600 removal and new roof to a $500 deductible. Asked the adjuster why they were so quick to roof my house.....stop the water at the top and we don't have to replace your insulation, ceiling, furniture, floors, etc. One fix, we're outta here. Good attitude.

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