This roofs shingles are solar panels!
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Home inspection find of the week: Now is the time to trim y'alls' trees before spring springs upon us and thus branches upon your roof. Branches chew up shingles faster than /wsb buys $gme so keep em at least 3' away from the roofline. This was a gorgeous old home in Central Austin. v.redd.it/ov5ggsjlhgf61
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Why canโ€™t you use one giant shingle for your roof?
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"Viola is like a Violin, but useless. You can shingle a roof with one, but that's it." ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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(Shingle) been helping my dad for about 2 years now and just canโ€™t find any shoes that are comfy/ good on a steep roof summer/winter what do yโ€™all recommend
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Do I need roof cement before starter shingles?

Was told by the inspector for my Dry in inspection I need 4 wide layer of cement prior to starter shingles. Is this right? Location Southwest FL

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New advice from roofing pros: A local roofing companyโ€™s quote for a shingle roof increased ~34% in 9 months citing increased material costs.

The sales rep is blaming material cost increase due to COVID. Original quote was done 5/20. This weekโ€™s quote is almost 34% higher for the same exact scope of work. The quote includes two sheets of plywood but we have a tongue and groove plank roof.

Is there any validity to this? 34% cost increase due to COVID seems insane to me.

Edit: Thanks for the informative comments everyone. Looks like I screwed up not doing this last year. Oh well. I appreciate the info!

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Wavy shingles on new roof (new construction), but issue seems to have gone away on its own a year later?

We bought a new construction house that was finished in Feb of last year (just before the pandemic, go us!) and within a month or so we noticed that a good chunk of the shingles on the back roof were wavy/not flat. Talking to a neighbor back then, they told me it was due to the felt being wet when it was installed and it was definitely something to have the builder/roofing company come look at. We called them, the roofing company came out and said "yup, that's a problem but we'll have to wait till its dry (summer) before we can come fix it, we can't fix it on a moist day."

Well, for one reason or another they didn't make it back out, at first we waited for them to call but by August we started calling them, and we had a particularly wet late summer where I live, so they just didn't make it out due to weather.

They're now scheduled to come back next week but when I went out today to look at the roof, it seems like 99% of the problem is gone. There are a couple of places where the bottom of a shingle isn't completely flat, but previously whole chunks and multiple shingles were bumpy and wavy, it was really obvious. Now you really have to stare to find a wavy part.

Is this normal? Is that the sort of issue that can clear up on its own? I would just like some basic info before the company comes back and says "looks like it cleared up, nothing to see here" and then a year from now we have a ton of leaks.

Thanks for any advice/info you can give.

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How much of a difference does a light colored shingle have on roof and attic temperatures?

I'm in the early stages of a re-roof on my house. The re-roof is being done to prepare for the installation of solar panels. Right now I am trying to decide on a color for the shingles. We'd like to go with a lighter color, but only if doing so will make a significant difference on attic and roof temperatures. The sales staff for the roofing company didn't seem to think it would make that big of a difference.

The specific color that we are looking at is Silverwood for Malarkey Highlander or Legacy.

https://malarkeyroofing.com/uploads/WEB_Highlander-NEX-Flyer_CA_1.pdf

How much of a difference does the color actually make? If the difference is very small, I will probably go with a darker color (e.g. Weathered Wood or Storm Grey).

Update: I am located in Chico, CA, USA. The summer months will be pretty toasty. Once we get into June/July the temperatures will be consistently around 100F through the month of August.

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Looking to replace my asphalt shingle roof and I have a few questions for the pros.

I'm starting my research to find a good product and reputable contractor and would like to hear from some pros. I hope you guys don't mind me asking a few questions as a gut check to my future decision. Thanks in advance.

These are the things I know:

  • I live in Coastal, Southern California.
  • Currently have an asphalt shingle roof that's 15-20 years old.
  • From what I can tell it's only one layer.
  • No signs of rot or damage to the decking or fascia. No leaks.
  • I plan on living here forever so I want a long lasting product with a decent warranty.
  • I don't have Air Conditioning so would like something with high solar reflectivity to keep the house as cool as possible.
  • Wind damage isn't really an issue in my area.
  • I've been looking at the Owens Corning TRUDEFINITIONยฎ DURATIONยฎ COOL SHINGLES
  • My roof is about 25-27 squares
  • I'm in no rush. I want to do this anytime within the next 24 months.

These are my questions:

  1. Is the above product good or do you recommend I research something else?
  2. Should I tear off my old roof or save money and layer over it?
  3. What's a good price range per square (San Diego, CA)? I don't mind paying for quality but want to make sure I don't get ripped off.
  4. What's a good way to check reputation. I know yelp ratings and reviews aren't always reliable (good or bad reviews). Short of yelp and google reviews I'm not sure where else I can check a roofers reputation.
  5. Is there a best time of year to get a roof? Are certain months historically better for pricing and scheduling? I would assume prices will go up after the crazy weather in other states. I rather wait for the "slow" season for scheduling and pricing.
  6. Is there anything else I need to consider? Am I missing anything that I should consider for this big decision?

Thanks again for any help.

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Got a roof inspection, they found a bullet in my shingles. My house is in a highly populated suburban area. Itโ€™s right above our master bedroom.
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Anyone know the average cost for a metal roof vs asphalt shingles in ME, USA?

We are going to be building and I want a metal roof, but my builder is saying to do asphalt now and metal later... we are building in Maine, USA so thereโ€™s a lot of snow. My builder is saying it will cost double or triple to do metal. We are on a budget, but I think we should pull back somewhere else and just do metal now. From small research online, it doesnโ€™t seem like it will be double/triple the cost. Anyone have experience with the costs in ME specifically?

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Cedar shingle installation on fort roof?

Hi all, we built most of a play fort for our kids last year while the weather was warm. Itโ€™s a lovely two story fort with a gable roof... or at least gable rafters ๐Ÿ˜„. This year we want to add an actual roof to it and weโ€™re thinking of using cedar shingles.

I read a few blogs and watched a few videos online and am confused about what type of underlayment to use for an open-air (no walls) structure. Seems like for a typical shed or house roof, you need to be very careful about allowing for airflow under the cedar shingles so that they donโ€™t warp or rot... is that true for open air structures, too? I saw one video for a pergola where they used tongue-and-groove boards, then roofing felt or other some other waterproofing layer, then cedar shingles (I.e. there was no gap between the shingles and the felt, unlike on house construction).

Does anyone have experience with this? We currently have 2x6 beams in a gable shape, but nothing above them. Iโ€™m looking for recommendations on everything that comes next: plywood or tongue-and-groove or some other board arrangement, then roofing felt or other material, then batten structure or ventilation matrix or not, then shingles?

This is a play fort so I donโ€™t want to go too crazy. On the other hand I donโ€™t really want to have to replace the shingles for, say, the next 10-15 years. TIA!

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Here's some snow on some roof shingles.
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Half my roof's shingles in my yard and the neighbors yard
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What do you think of my ocean pylon build, I'm waiting for the travelling merchant to sell blue dynasty shingles so I can change the roof
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I've often heard that you can not have more than 2 layers of shingles on a roof due to it being too much weight. I am getting quotes for a new roof and every company is saying they will lay 1/2" plywood over the existing 1/4" deck. Isn't that a lot more weight?

Existing roof was 1/4" deck + 2 layers of shingles that need to be removed.

New roof will be 1/4" original deck + new 1/2" deck + shingles.

If 2 layers of shingles is too heavy, how is it that they can add a whole other deck on top, and then allow 2 layers of shingles on that. Is the 2 layers of shingles rule just for the original 1/4" deck?

Each company does not talk about removing the original deck (got 4 quotes), only placing a new 1/2" on top of it.

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Roof snake for removing and replacing roofing nails without damaging the other shingles.
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Super nice roof design I came up with using red and blue dynasty shingles!
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The view from my second bedroom window. 3" pvc coming out from the flat roof straight down to the shingles. reddit.com/gallery/lw87zg
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An octocopter capable of attaching asphalt shingles to roofs with a nail gun has been demonstrated at the University of Michigan. v.redd.it/s6v2dai8jgi61
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Received 2 estimates for our roof yesterday from same company. 1 for OC arch shingles $16k, 1 Davinci composite slate $60k, 21 sq. Was fully expecting the composite to be twice as much as shingle but 4x seems a little out there. Am I missing something?
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Is it OK to leave a roof without shingles and tarp during winter?

We decided to build an additional garage. The contractor built the structure (including the roof), installed the doors and windows, and then told us that it is too windy and cold to install the roofing shingles and tarp. He said he will come back when the weather is better.

We completely understand because yesterday our wind speed is almost 42 km/h (26 MPH) and we dipped below -18 C (-0.5 F). They may not come back for a few weeks as per the contractor claiming it is too cold.

The roof materials (look like chipboard or plywood) is now exposed. The contractor claim that this will not cause any problems because the type of wood boards they use outside in Canada can be exposed to snow and water. As long as the roof is not exposed for too long, we should be fine. Is this true? Winter is starting here and I don't think these "ideal" conditions going to happen until next Spring. But bu then, the roof wood materials will be exposed to the weather for a long period.

I am not worried too much about money because I haven't paid even half of the project price, just only a small deposit. Less than 20% is paid off and they actually did everything except the roof tarp and shingles. Work they have completed worth wayyy more. They did not ask for more money until the project is completed. I am sure they will show up, but I don't know what they said about the roof being exposed to Winter snow and water/moisture is true.

Is it OK to leave a roof exposed for a long period of time during Winter without any plastic or other cover?

Will this cause issues years down the road such as mold or rot?

Thank you.

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You can summon Roof Shingles on command.
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This roofs shingles are solar panels!
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Tesla Solar roof(solar shingles) delays

I have submitted order for Tesla solar roof ( solar shingles) in Oct 2020. I haven't received even initial design yet. When I contacted, I am being told that the project is on hold in my area (New Jersey) due to Covid. There is no ETA provided. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? TIA

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Why do Americans tend to use roofing shingles rather than roof tiles?

Out of interest from a British roofer ive always wondered why you guys don't use tiles. Or are they more common than I think?

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Warranty repair - Shingle Manufacturer requires fully itemized quotes to replace roof

Hi all,

After much back and forth, the manufacturer of the shingles on our roof (installed way before we bought the house) has agreed that they are faulty and need replaced. Thankfully the whole affair is supposedly covered by their special warranty that the previous owners had bought and transferred over to us.

The shingle manufacturer has offered us a dollar amount that they would provide us, (including labor, tear-off & disposal) in addition to replacement shingles and the appropriate amount of hip & ridge and starter shingles needed to complete our roof.

The problem is, and understandably, the dollar amount they said theyโ€™d provide is way lower than any estimate we've got to fix the roof. Obviously theyโ€™re going to lowball us to see if we bite.

However in order to increase their cash offer to something actually reasonable, they require that we obtain 3 roofers line itemized, fully broken down estimates. To quote them:

โ€œThese estimates will need to clearly show line itemized fully broken down separate costs and quantiles for all materials (shingle, underlayments, vents, flashing, nails etc.) all install costs, labor costs, tear off for each product and all other costs (disposal install, taxes, fees, permits etc.)โ€

Weโ€™ve contacted multiple, established and well respected roofers in our metro area and none have said theyโ€™ll provide this information. One reluctantly gave us a breakdown in terms of labor/dumpster/materials/accessories, but that isnโ€™t enough for the shingle manufacturer.

Clearly the shingle manufacturer wants to make this as hard as humanly possible for us to get them to pay for our roof replacement. We donโ€™t want to pay for it, and frankly and shouldnโ€™t have to. It was their fault the shingles were faulty, and thus they should cover the cost of the replacement.

Is it unreasonable for us to ask for a fully itemized quote from a roofer? What is the issue with asking for a fully itemized quote? The fact that so many roofers in our area they wonโ€™t do it makes me wonder if

a) they just canโ€™t be bothered and think it isnโ€™t worth their time

b) weโ€™ll see that their costs are massively inflated somehow and call them out on it

or c) they're worried we'll share their profit margins far and wide with their competitors.

We don't care how much it'll cost, we just don't want to have to pay for it. I don't get why this is so hard :(

Thoughts?

Sorry for the long rant!

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What would you do if you caught your next-door neighbor stealing your ladder so you watched him take it so then he used the ladder to climb onto his roof in order to change some shingles but then he fell off his roof and hurt himself really bad would you help him and call an ambulance why not ?
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Highwaymen - netflix : 3 tab shingles on gas station roof ... shingles werent made until the 50s... movie is based in 1934. Shouldve been woodshake lol
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An octocopter capable of attaching asphalt shingles to roofs with a nail gun has been demonstrated at the University of Michigan.โ  v.redd.it/rdwr9j827s661
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Cracked roof ridge cap shingles - any hope for repair?

https://imgur.com/a/6ikybsx

The ridge-line across the top of my roof has some cracked shingles. I believe these are called "Ridge Cap Shingles". How bad is this situation? Should they be removed and replaced? Do roofing companies replace just the ridge cap shingles, or will they want to replace the entire roof?

OR -

Is this something I can repair myself with some tar stuff? If so, what should I buy?

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Today my buds and I put a new roof on a schools playground gazebo as a way to give back to the school, and the community. Shingle manufacturer donated the materials, my company to let us use the equipment and our time was free!
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Thinking about replacing 97yr old Slate roof with asphalt shingles

Thinking about replacing 97yr old Slate Roof with Asphalt Shingles

I'm thinking about replacing my 97yr old slate roof with asphalt shingles. My roof started leaking during a recent rain storm and the cost of repair was quoted at $4,500. That same contractor quoted an entire roof replacement of ~$10,000. Can anyone think of a reason not to do this? Think this will most likely safe me money in the long run since the roofs age and a lot of the nails are beginning to fail.

Pics: https://imgur.com/a/K4QXjNa

Edit: Thanks for all the advice, got another company who specialized in slate who advised that the roof is only 30-40years old and has a lot of life left in it. Also the repair will only be $2,500. You guys saved me from making a huge mistake. Thanks!

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