Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-23-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


Hello everyone,

I am looking for an opinion from some one here. I recently just bought this house and have noticed on the roof
that some of the shingles have come off. I have posted pictures here for you to see. Do you think I need to
have these spots patched up or do you think I should be okay? I was going to call someone to come in and patch
up those spots but am just wondering if it is necessary or not.

Also my chimney and there are some other places around my house that the wood is rotting. I was told just to put
some paint on it to protect it. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks







Mikey0124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
Residential Roofer
 
Slyfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Struthers, Ohio
Posts: 803
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


Missing tabs along the wall and chimney, gaps in the trim board, sub flashing running into the trim board on the outer-bottom corner so probably allowing water to run down the wall behind the siding.

For sure need some one to take a look..

__________________
God Family Country Work Play
Facebook <> Twitter
Slyfox Exteriors Co.
Slyfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
43 years in construction
 
Arkitexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 104
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


Have a reputable roofer replace, not patch, the broken shingles.

Replace the rotted wood. Painting will not prevent further damage.

The reason your wood is rotting is that the siding and trim are too close to the roof surface. All siding and trim should stop 3" to 6" above the shingle surface with properly sized galvanized sheet metal flashing.

The roof, upslope of the chimney, would have been better with a framed cricket to divert the water. Sheet metal crickets are also available. The galvanized flashing connection at the uphill/outside corners still leaves a point of water entry. This connection should be soldered not caulked.

Rick
Arkitexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 7,347
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Arkitexas View Post
Have a reputable roofer replace, not patch, the broken shingles.

Replace the rotted wood. Painting will not prevent further damage.

The reason your wood is rotting is that the siding and trim are too close to the roof surface. All siding and trim should stop 3" to 6" above the shingle surface with properly sized galvanized sheet metal flashing.

The roof, upslope of the chimney, would have been better with a framed cricket to divert the water. Sheet metal crickets are also available. The galvanized flashing connection at the uphill/outside corners still leaves a point of water entry. This connection should be soldered not caulked.

Rick
I completely agree with you on the cricket.

Holding the siding up 3-6 is a bit much IMO and have never seen anyone that Ive known do that.
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
43 years in construction
 
Arkitexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 104
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


Quote:
Originally Posted by kwikfishron View Post
Holding the siding up 3-6 is a bit much IMO and have never seen anyone that Ive known do that.
Admittedly I deal mainly in commercial construction where 6" to 8" clear is standard. In residential construction 0" seems to be all too common and consequently you see a lot of deterioration where wood meets roof. In a heavy rain, flowing water can pile up at vertical surfaces especially in cases like this chimney. The wood is typically unpainted at the underside and soaks the water up like a sponge especially where the end grain is exposed. Results... decay. The 3" to 6" is my personal standard for residential applications. Others have differing opinions.

Rick
Arkitexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2011, 06:24 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3
Default

Shingles coming off, someone opine please!


I certainly agree with all the others who have stated that you have to repair any rotten areas and replace the shingles where there are missing or improperly attached shingles. If you would like a uniform look to the roof after you've completed the repairs you might consider our product.

unishield is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shingles and Re-Roof Jblood Roofing/Siding 5 04-22-2011 06:43 PM
Cedar Shingles Lynda Packer Carpentry 1 10-28-2010 10:53 AM
New shingles thinner than old! Wildie Roofing/Siding 8 10-11-2010 03:05 PM
Help! -- what is causing these shingles to fail? imaginator Roofing/Siding 1 09-18-2010 06:29 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.