Roofing warranty question

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Old 03-30-11, 06:10 AM
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Roofing warranty question

Okay, sometime fairly soon, next Spring I think, we are going to need to re-roof. Here's the current issue, or at least one that's on my mind. We currently have a solar heating array on the roof that I DIY'd with commercial products about 10 years ago. Obviously I'll have to remove it before the roofing work. I rather doubt it will survive removal and reinstallation, but whether I reinstall or put up something new/different my question is how does a solar installation affect a roofing warranty generally since attaching points would penetrate the surface? My guess would be that if there was a leak/problem near the installation it would not be covered, but what about elsewhere on the roof? Would the entire warranty be void? Just curious; I really like the few extra months of swimming the solar provides.
 
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Old 03-30-11, 06:47 AM
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If your thinking of putting this off the job will end up costing far more to do. The reason being shingle pricing is based on what the price of petrolium is.
I get a notice evey few months from my suppler with price increaces ranging from 5 to 7%. I would at least buy the shingles now and store them in a dry nonsunny area.
They make mounting blocks that go on the roof and mount just like the sewer gas vents boots. There really made for mounting a sattilite dish on the roof to prevent having to drill down through the shingles.
If I had this roof to do I would at least install storm and Ice Shield on that side of the roof so as you mounted the collectors the holes would self seal.
 
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Old 03-30-11, 07:03 AM
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Thanks, joe; hadn't even considered the oil/shingle cost question.
 
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