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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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I suspect that Brock is correct. No bank is going to go out on a limb with the chance that the collateral is going to be damaged. Follow the money.

The poster is quite right in that it is not wise to bend or attempt to bend the tabs of a fiberglass shingle in cold weather, especially with older shingles, many of which were made with really crappy asphalt with all the light oils cooked out of it.

It is my opinion that most "Whole House" Inspectors know just enough to get themselves, the seller, and the buyer in trouble. There are rare exceptions, but they are rare.

Tinner is quite correct in that we would need more info, but push will probably come to shove based on what the bank says.


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Old 02-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #17
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Went through this just last year.

I got the seller to agree to lower the selling price so I could have it repaired at my expense at a later date.

You MAY be able to get something similar. Ask your agent to make the contact by submitting two or three roofing contractors to give a repair, or replacement estimate, and go from there.

For me it worked out to getting $5,000.00 additional off the contract price.

I too ran into the situation where the mortgage company wouldn't allow a closing if the repairs were to be done by the seller, and this was a work around that worked....


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