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Roof Should Have Been Replaced

Posted September 2, 2010 by Patrick Morin
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We’ve examined a several examples (roof leaks, partial roof replacement series) of when your roof needs to be replaced. Today, we will look at a another example of a roof section that should have been replaced.

I’m not a roofing expert like the rest of the Roof Life of Oregon team members, but I do know that if a particular section has more than 10% ‘bad shakes’ then the entire section should be replaced. 10% sounds like a pretty small number, but it’s actually a safety net because greater than 10% shake failure could mean ventilation problems, dry rot issues, underlayment issues, or some other major roofing problem.

The photo above is a great example of the type of work other roofing contractors will do when they are desperate for work. About 50% of the shakes on the roof section (in the picture above) have been replaced. I can guarantee the next time this homeowner needs roof maintenance, this section of roofing will need more than 50% replaced. While a partial roof replacement costs more up front than throwing a few squares of shakes on your roof, in the long run you will be saving yourself thousands of dollars. Essentially this homeowner took their annual paycheck and lit it on fire.

At Roof Life of Oregon, we’ll give you an honest evaluation on your roof and recommend solutions that will provide you with long term peace of mind. To learn more about how Roof Life of Oregon can help your roof life move forward, not backwards, call 503-925-0125 or complete a free estimate form.

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