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Old 04-16-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Well we are getting another "Nor'easter" here in PA again.
Lots of rain and REALLY bad wind for this time of year.
Winds are upwards of 60 mph here last night.
I looked out the window this morning into the front yard (the wind hits the other side of the house) and noticed at least 2 shingles laying in the yard. I'm afraid to go out and look at the roof now.
Can this be repaired or is this a sign that it's time for a new roof?

I know the house was built in 1965, we moved in 2004. I do not know how old the current job is.

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Old 04-16-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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It can be repaird, but may not be worth it depending on the condition of your roof and how many layers of shingles are already on your roof.

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Repair or replace depend on how much damage is due to one square (10x10ft.) Even a new roof with bad weather can get beat up. I wouldn't worry about a couple of misplaced shingles.
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You probably already have 2 layers of roofing on your home now. The total age of the home is 42 years now. Lets say roof number one lasted 25 years, so that would mean that the second roof is at least 17 years old.

Time to replace it!

Spend the extra money to get one of the upper end shingles that provide a 90-110 MPH wind warranty, provided that the nailing pattern is 6 nails per shingle instead of 4 nails per shingle.

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Spend the extra money to get one of the upper end shingles that provide a 90-110 MPH wind warranty, provided that the nailing pattern is 6 nails per shingle instead of 4 nails per shingle.

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This is very important! You must nail every shingle with 6 nails. If not, the warranty will not be valid. (the 6 nail is only on these types of shingles, which probably will say if you are wondering).
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I'm not a pro roofer or contractor, but I have a 1977 28' high A-Frame on Albemarle Sound in northeastern NC about 60 miles back behind the Outer Banks. Except for the side dormers, it is all "roof".
When we replaced the cedar shingle (never again) original roofing in 1991, we went with a 40-year double-bonded fiberglass architectural shingle and had all edges (6"-12") tarred down with roofing cement. There were 8 nails per shingle on all edges and 5-6 nails per shingle in the field as per the warranty, I believe.
We've been through numerous nor'easters, a 100+ mph water spout, and several hurricanes (including a direct-hit Isabel in 2003) since then and have never lost a shingle!
Point is, as indicated above, you get what you pay for.
Those shingles cost more than $80 per square just for the shingles way back in 1991, plus the cost of the removal of the old, installation of 30-lb roofing felt, plus the heavy-duty shingles installation itself. (All in all, a $9,000+ roofing job back in 1991.)
I don't intend to re-roof in my lifetime, unless Mother Nature informs me otherwise. LOL
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