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Old 08-13-2008, 05:01 AM   #1
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Shake Roof Repacement on house I AM buying

I'm almost thru escrow period on a property.

It's got a shake roof (called 'heavies' which were really mediums). No leaks. It's got about 2 yrs left in it (3 maybe).


The question 2 questions I want to ask (you can ask any additional ones you want) is (1) would you re-roof in 6 months OR in 24-30 months?

(2) What would you go back with?
(shingle? what type? underlayment = FELT or SYNTHETIC? or would you go standing seam. I'm not doing TILE; I don't like it)

Basically, do you think oil is going through the ROOF over the next 24 months?



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Old 08-14-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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Shake Roof Repacement on house I AM buying

How cut up is it?

I figure that you know how to install or sub a standing seam roof, so if it is a cake walk, then I might go that way, but metal prices have escalated along with petroleum, just not to the outrageous extent, yet.

What about tile that is in the flatter profiles, simulated shake concrete tile or riviera style.

Check out Vande hey Raleighs website for other patterns and views if that picques your interest.



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