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Old 08-22-2007, 03:15 PM   #61
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OK, thanks--I'll tell the sparrows to knock it off!

--And good luck with your roof--I didn't expect to have a problem either, but so it goes.

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Old 08-22-2007, 03:33 PM   #62
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The birds are eating insects. Probably ants. Possibly carpenter ants. If the wood is moist under the shingles the ants will have a field day. Carpenter ants eat decaying moist wood. Blue Jays will actually lift up your shingle slightly to get to the bug.
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Carpenter ants. Great. It just keeps getting worse and worse.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #64
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Well, it may not be that at all.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:42 AM   #65
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It could be something simpler, but no less frustrating...they may be looking for a place to nest.

Without going into a ton o detail, the roof I have now was installed wrong and they managed to line up the butt joints for the first row of shingles with the starter row. So, in between the rain channels, the only thing between the decking and the world was felt paper. Yah!

For years, there was a piece of the soffit hanging low and birds would nest in the soffit area. This year, I said enough of that and closed it up. I actually did that last year as well, but they managed to work it back down. So this year, I really wedged it back into place and it was holding for quite a while. One day, I'm on my computer and I hear scratching coming from the attic area. Great, I trapped a bird up there. Well, no, I didn't. Turns out, the little bastards were drilling through the weak wood in between the channels in the first row. By the time I figured it out and went out to patch it...they had a hole I could stick my hand in. A sheet of aluminum later, problem solved.
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I have been hearing that GAF Timberlines have been cracking and that a new lawsuit is being looked into. I was reading about the lawsuit at this legal representation site Has anyone else heard about this?
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I have been hearing that GAF Timberlines have been cracking and that a new lawsuit is being looked into. I was reading about the lawsuit at this legal representation site Has anyone else heard about this?
Known about the problem for years, but who listens to me.............
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I hear ya. Seems only way to stop it is to take them to task.
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Known about the problem for years, but who listens to me.............
Since the storm closed the plant in question (mentioned in suit) I assume that suit will settle pretty quick, shouldn't last almost 3 decades like Certainteeds did anyhow.

BTW, the new CT owners are there again to, siding issues this time.
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My house was built in 2003 with 30 year Timberline shingles. This Summer had gutters put on so measured it and did an eagleview report to help with gutter measurements (2 tarrets and 34ft eave height on half the house, 52sq's). Found cracks on shingles and several shingles with excessive granular loss on the bottom edge.

I've yet to be on a roof with Timberlines older than 10 years without thermal cracks. Don't matter if they are 30's or 40's both crack the same.

Was on one roof however with OC Oakridge which I thought were Timberlines as they had cracks all over at 7 years.

Been on a handfull of Landmark roofs at 10 years with NO cracks...
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Since the storm closed the plant in question (mentioned in suit) I assume that suit will settle pretty quick, shouldn't last almost 3 decades like Certainteeds did anyhow.

BTW, the new CT owners are there again to, siding issues this time.
Their siding is no good, especially the barn red color.
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My house was built in 2003 with 30 year Timberline shingles. This Summer had gutters put on so measured it and did an eagleview report to help with gutter measurements (2 tarrets and 34ft eave height on half the house, 52sq's). Found cracks on shingles and several shingles with excessive granular loss on the bottom edge.

I've yet to be on a roof with Timberlines older than 10 years without thermal cracks. Don't matter if they are 30's or 40's both crack the same.

Was on one roof however with OC Oakridge which I thought were Timberlines as they had cracks all over at 7 years.

Been on a handfull of Landmark roofs at 10 years with NO cracks...

Yup.

Must be just our region because I don't see many complaints anywhere else.... not sure.
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Their siding is no good, especially the barn red color.
I actually like their siding, it's done fairly well in my area.

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