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Old 03-17-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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My roof is 12 years old but has curled shingles(Please see pictures). Can it last a year or two? I ask this because I had a little bit leak around the chimney flashing during last week's huge storm (in MA) and am wondering if I should repair the flashing only or replace the whole roof. Last year it had a leak near an edge (not sure what caused it) and was repaired.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:07 AM   #2
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I believe a well installed roof should last more than 12 years, more like 20

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Is it properly vented ?
Does it face South ?
My Mom's roof that faced South always curled faster then the North side
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The previous owner put insulation directly against the roof. I think that reduced the roof life. I bought it last year and replaced the insulation on the floor. A few years ago a tree fell on it. It faces south west.
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I believe a well installed roof should last more than 12 years, more like 20
What makes the painter believe this???? A 50 year well installed roof should last well, 50 years. If I paid for a 50 year roof and it only lasted 20, I would be pretty upset.

Those shingles appear to have some life left in them.

Remember, when repairing roofing, a properly insured legitimate roofing company will cost you more for the repair per foot than for replacement.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #6
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My roof looks pretty similar to yours. I just had a contractor in to give me an estimate for a new roof. He actually said that my 17 year old roof has 4 more years or so left before I should start thinking about a new one.
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Thanks ZMan22 and AaronB. Your comments are very helpful.

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