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Old 02-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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how can you tell if a shingles is still good for use?

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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May want to tell us what your talking about.
Are there still in the package and you what to know if you can use them on your roof?
Open the package and see if there all stuck together, if they are there land fill.
Where where they stored?

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As Joe said, could you provide more info. I guess a few clues would be: are they still in the protective plastic bundle? Have they been stored in away from the weather? If the bundle(s) are opened do they appear to have granules missing? How old are the bundles? I would think that if you ran across bundles from 1973, they may be degraded to some extent. Pics would help too.
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shingles should be stored in away from the sun and in a flat area. If they are "glued together" like Joe said they are no longer any good.

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Give you an honest answer - If you only need a few shingles for a small repair a bundle doesnt cost much (usually less than $40). Unless its a discontinued color and you dont want a weird color spot post a picture of what you HAVE. If you can color match, buy a bundle. Its just easier and smarter that way in my opinion.
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shingles should be stored in away from the sun and in a flat area. If they are "glued together" like Joe said they are no longer any good.

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Hopefully the supplier rotates his stock as well so you aren't getting a dinosaur.

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