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Old 04-02-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Replace water-stained decking, if not rotten?


We are about to have our shingle roof replaced (complete tear-off). I believe the roof is 20-25 years old. We have not had any issues or leaks with the roof, just a few annual shingle repairs.

The contractor we are hiring, very well respected and a great reputation, will be replacing rotted and delaminated decking.

In addition, the contractor has given us the OPTION to replace "stained" decking -- decking that has water stains, but in no way would compromise the integrity of the new roof.

My question is: should I opt to replace this water-stained decking, if they find any? Is there a chance this could lead to future rot?



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Old 04-02-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Without being there to see it imposable to really say.
If it's stain then the roof was leaking.
A roof that old had to have been leaking.
Feels soild then leave it.


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Old 04-02-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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If it ain't broke...
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by OldNBroken View Post
If it ain't broke...

Very true. Water staining ≠ necessity for replacement.

If it is de-laminated, your roofer will know and replace.
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