I need a roof and was considering the a steel roof for longevity vs shingles. They appear to look like traditional shingles. Anyone have experience with them? Pros/Cons
Hello /r/HomeImprovement community,
A little while ago, my dad's HOA sent him a letter that the roof was not up to standards of the neighborhood. At first, we were alarmed and thought we would have to spend a lot of money to get our roof reshingled. So we called a roofer to come to look at it. In fact, we called three. All of them said are shingles, although quite old, did not have any damage on them to so insurance would not cover any expenses if we were to reshingle the roof.
With further communication with the Home Owner's Association, it turns out the issue they had was a row of lifted shingles visible front the front. We need to fix this by the end of February or else we will have to pay a $100 fine.
Here is an imgur gallery showing what and where the issue is: https://imgur.com/a/inH7O6K
My questions are:
I have what is considered a pretty mild case of MCAS that has still been pretty life-disrupting. Having it diagnosed and treated in the past couple of years has been an amazing improvement! My MCAS symptoms have been generally pretty well-controlled for about a year and a half . . . but the past six months have been a total shit-storm of old viruses reactivating in my body.
First I had EBV reactivating and presenting like mono for four+ months, then along with that I had a peritonsillar abscess for months that still hasn't fully resolved despite being treated, and now I have a nasty outbreak of shingles (at 35), which has also sent my MCAS flares through the roof.
I talked to my doctor back when the mono started about looking into whether I'm immunocompromised, but she wanted to wait until acute episodes were over. Now I'm fearing the acute episodes are never going to end.
I'm wondering if any of you all have personal experiences to share with 1) immunosuppression and m... keep reading on reddit ➡
I went to the doctor because I thought I had bed bugs. Turns out its shingles. Looks like I have a mild case with a dull/shooting pain that is mildly irritating.
He said there's nothing to do since its been a week since they showed up and that I'm not contagious. However after researching online it looks like they are contagious.
I'm 45 and have a family, do I need to isolate myself?
How long do they last?
I’m a CPA interested in hanging out a shingle. I’d like to purchase a book to start, but I’m relatively cash poor.
Any advice on going down this road, the ability to secure owner financing and how to find or identify a target?
I can't sleep, this dermatomal distribution on my chest is so painful. I haven't even been able to study the past week, and my school is putting me on REMEDIATION/PROBATION unless STEP is done THIS WEEK REGARDLESS OF REASON. Apparently by reading some other submissions here, I am not the only person whose school employs these types of terror tactics. What do I do my dear friends, what do I do?
There isn't a shingle place I'd rather be right now than here talking to all of you guys.
I'm currently on day 18 of this fun and exciting adventure we call shingles. The only consolation I have right now are these lame puns to keep me happy and Beyonce's track "All the Shingle Ladies" playing on repeat.
I'm hoping that this recount will help demystify the condition a little for new sufferers or just provide some comfort that someone else is going through the same thing.
Summary Time line of events (YMMV)
Day 0-2: Fatigue and sensitive skin
Day 3: Rash appeared, diagnosed, prescribed anti virals
Day 4-6: Rash increases, fluid blisters form
Day 7: Antivirals finished, still some fluid blisters left
Day 11: Most of the blisters now dried and starting to scab over
Day 14-16: Nerve pain begins - constant throughout the day & night
Day 17: Very slight easing of the nerve pain but still quite bad
Day 18: Nasty nerve pain today afte... keep reading on reddit ➡
(A little background) I’ve always known something was wrong with me and I just figured it was IBS. A couple months ago, things got really bad. Chronic fissures, abscess, and just yesterday, they found a fistula. My first colonoscopy is in a couple days, but the doctors are fairly certain I have Crohn’s.
Anyway, I’m a 27 year old woman who’s had shingles twice. I’m as active as I can be and I eat a very regular, healthy diet to try to control my symptoms. But when I was 25, I got shingles. The doctors were confused and told me that I probably just need to manage my stress. Then, less than a year later, I got shingles again. The doctors told me the same thing, I need to manage my stress. I mean, I have anxiety, but it’s hard to believe that I’m so stressed out that I’ve developed shingles twice, less than a year apart.
I’ve always had really bad canker sores, and I know those are in the same family. When I found that that was actually linked to Crohn’s, it got me thinking.
So my ques... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, I just wanted to post in here to say thank you, I've been reading your posts silently whilst I've suffered and feel a bit better today (still not over it yet though) and wanted to post my story so others can read it and hopefully feel a bit of comfort from it as well.
Firstly I'm a 35 year old male, I have no underlying health conditions (that I know of), blood pressure is fine, I do a lot of cardio work and I'm not aware of any stress in my life that caused this although I do suffer from low moods I wasn't suffering from one recently so I have no idea why shingles decided to activate itself in me. Guess it just happens sometimes.
My pain started on the 21st/22nd Feb in my left rib cage, I thought I was having a heart attack, when it carried on throughout the Saturday I decided it must be a strained intercostal muscle, the pain continued into Sunday and Monday when I went to work. Whilst I was still of the opinion it was a muscle it just didn't fit the pattern, I could move m... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sorry this is a bit long. I have a small area affected on my back, under my bra. Started as almost a cut or bruise feeling. Asked my husband and he said he saw a few bumps. This was Thursday. It’s now Sunday. Spot got a bit worse but pain is about the same and haven’t noticed any spreading. Dr said it’s either shingles or herpes and I’m picking up an rx first thing tomorrow, Monday, as all pharmacies are closed right now. I’m bummed I waited so long and the antivirals probably won’t help but it wasn’t even on my radar it was anything more than a rash from my bra rubbing or something. Anyway, two questions as I have small kids. My 3 yo is vaccinated against chicken pox but I have a 5 month that I nurse and is constantly on me. She hasn’t touched the affected area but I’m sure before I realized what it was I may have touched it then touched her. She’s too young for the vaccination. How contagious is it? Right now they just felt like bumps. No oozing that’s I noticed or felt. Other questi... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey all, I was so relieved and grateful to find a sub for shingles!
Some quick details:
Monday - woke up with lots of pain behind my ear, pain when breathing in even. Happened to have a chiro appt and doc said it was the occipital. Looking up occipital neuralgia I thought it was caused by my posture and spine being so out of sorts.
Tuesday - pain behind and around the ear has been nonstop and intensified. Called Drs office and made appt for Wednesday. Late afternoon - I notice a big lump under my chin and a small pea sized lump/protrusion in the area behind my ear at the base of my skull. No rash but definitely heat coming from where I was feeling pain - figured it was inflamed.
Wednesday - more itchy in that area but not much. Dr says I have shingles and is seeing some rash develop behind my ear - no bumps yet and says the swollen bumps are swollen lymph’s. Started valtrex and gabapentin this night.
Thursday and Friday(today) - I’ve found more rash bumps on my chest and earlobe a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello! I’m 2 weeks post op from a gallbladder removal (and a month or so out from being super sick because of gallbladder stone) and was finally feeling great! Last Sunday I started having a lot of pain under my right shoulder blade which is where a lot of my gallbladder pain was, so I assumed it was part of the healing process. On Wednesday I was allowed to go back to work and go back to most normal activities. Still with that pain and also itching. Woke up Thursday with a crazy looking rash and went to the Dr. she diagnosed me with shingles and started me on antivirals and steroids but she didn’t really tell me what to do for itching, burning and pain. They have also slightly spread to the front and are in and around one of my healing incisions. I’m not allowed to soak in a bath so no oatmeal baths. The itching and burning is driving me crazy! I’m 39year old woman so I don’t qualify for the vaccine.
Long story short, this company was called out to fix a workmanship issue when they installed about 3-4 years ago. They replaced the portion you can see in the image. However, the shingles are swelled up and not flat. The installers are saying if we flatten these we will continue to have a leak and there's nothing else they can do.
Is this true?
Updated Images: https://imgur.com/a/NeQW24Y
more images - https://imgur.com/a/mZLjheR
Any been to Shingle Mill Pathway for a light backpacking trip?
Looking for a kid friendly backpacking trip in the lower half of MI that’s not too crazy busy.
UPDATE - just got home from the specialist, I have some sort of scarring on my eye (could be from the shingles, could be from an ulcer). Am back on antiviral ointment for my eye and have also been given steroid eyedrops. My advice to anyone post rash and stuff is that you should go see your doctor and get a referral if you notice ANYTHING out of the ordinary.
So about a month ago, I was diagnosed with shingles around my left eye (saw many doctors all of who told me it wasn’t in my eye but was given a gel to use in it for precautions, but because my eye swelled shut for the first week I couldn’t use it, but did for the two weeks after that)
The rash is now pretty much gone (all that is left is blotchy skin residue)
However, the shingles caused my eye to swell shut and my eyesight to get worse. Even after the rash has gone, I’ve noticed a difference in my eyesight. For reference, I’m usually short sighted (can’t see distances) but since the shingles have noticed in the ey... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am replacing asbestos tile 12x24 and I would prefer to get some replacements via a local store rather than big stores.
Anyone on humira develop shingles?
So yes, I got the shingles. I am a male of only 20 years old, and I somehow did it. On my chest, so fortunately nothing too major. And I'm getting super worried about it only just now.
A little over a week ago I first noticed some discomfort with the seatbelt. I noticed the rashes but thought they were bedbug bites or something, as I was traveling in Morocco. Then came home, went to school, and only Saturday did I go to the doctor., worried about having so many bites on me. She was very nice and basically told me this was shingles, which is all very normal, gave me an oral antiviral and an antiviral cream. Since starting to take each my rash has stopped evolving, and it's way better than some pictures I've seen around here. I've had no fever or other symptoms, my pain is definitely manageable. I stopped going to school over this, trying to get as much rest as I could.
But what worries me most is that starting to research on it, that only people who are old or have weak immune system... keep reading on reddit ➡
A good ole boy by the name of Bubba walked into a Doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had.
Bubba said, "Shingles."
So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.
Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had.
Bubba said, "Shingles."
So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room.
A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had.
Bubba said, "Shingles."
So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes, put on one of those open-in-the-back hospital gowns, and wait for the doctor.
An hour later the Doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently and asked Bubba what he had.
Bubba said, "Shingles."
The Doctor asked, "Where?"
Bubba said, "Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em?"
I’m coming back from the doctor’s now after my diagnosis, after extreme nerve pain in the right arm (my writing arm). I am a full time college student who has been told not to type or write for several weeks minimum. Any ideas from my fellow pariahs on dealing with this diagnosis, making seeing me this way easier on my family, and/or ways to write? Thank you so much, and happy tenth!
New to this community, but certainly not new to shingles.
Some background, I (26F) had my first outbreak at 18 on my spine wrapping around my left side. At the time I was under extreme emotional stress. It was the most severe, I had fully burst blisters, agonizing pain, and flu-like symptoms- left me with scars on my spine. I took valtrex for 7 days, went away completely.
Next outbreak I was 19-20, had a more mild case on my right side rib cage. At this time, I was incredibly stressed from some family-related issues. Felt a little under the weather, rash sort of hurt but not really. Took valtrex for 7 days and it went away completely.
When I was 21, I got an outbreak on my neck on the right side. This happened immediately after I lost my job and had to pay for school with no income, again an incredibly stressful situation. Wasn’t sick at all, the rash was mild, itches a bit but no pain. Took valtrex for 7 days and it went away.
At 25, I randomly noticed an outbreak on... keep reading on reddit ➡
I got on antivirals the first day of the rash. Today is day three and it’s still spreading. Does that mean I didn’t get the antivirals in time?
This weekend we had a huge windstorm, gusts hitting 85MPH, that did some damage to my roof. I called my insurance agent who got me in touch with an adjuster. He said with all the damage done in town they are sending out an emergency disaster crew of adjusters, and could hopefully get someone to look at it by the end of the week.
I've only been in this house a little over 2 years and never had to deal with a roof before. Does the damage look like I need to get someone out here ASAP to at least patch things up? From what I can tell these shingles were laid over the existing shingles. I live in Montana so there is still a chance of lots of snow to hit the area.
Should I try and get my insurance to cover a whole new roof? Would like some general info from anyone that has deal with wind damage/roofs/insurance. Thanks
My wife and I just bought our first house! I love having projects to do and the ability to finally create our own space. We just finished some interior updates and I am focusing now on the warmer months of Spring and Summer to tackle the exterior.
At first, I thought we would re-side but that is out of the budget for now. Instead, I would like to repaint with the help of some friends.
After doing some digging online I believe my siding is referred to as Striated Cedar Shingles? It fits the age of the home (40s). Most of them are in decent shape while a few will need to be replaced.
Photos of siding linked below.
Has anyone worked with these? Can I go over them with a tough exterior primer and repaint? If not, what would be the best way to prep them without potentially destroying the material? I'm not looking for the perfect paint job but certainly, one that won't need to be re-done in 2 years.
Thanks for any help!
There was no mention of this in the disclosure. The seller did everything in the house by himself so he would have put them on there. It is a 15 acre property outside of city limits.
The home inspection also did not catch it. Is it not common to check for something like this? Would a experienced inspector be able to tell by walking the roof and visually checking under the drip edge?
The shingles have been torn off and replaced. Is there any action I can take against the inspector or seller?
Depends on how thin you slice them.
Long story short, after some storm damage, my insurance is covering a new roof on our home. The options in our price range are architectural shingles or an exposed fastener metal roof. My concern with the metal roof is that I've heard that the exposed fasteners can sometimes have leakage issues due to the amount of holes and the washers contracting/expanding in the Florida heat and deteriorating (and our home has no tree cover so its solid sun all day). I like the look of shingle and am not opposed to it but I want to make sure that whatever we do has a positive effect on our home value if we decide to try and sell in a few years. I don't LOVE the look of the exposed fastener, but if its a good investment, I could live with it. If its so inferior to standing seam that it won't add much value, I'd almost rather get a shingle roof. TIA!
Bonus question: For those of you who may be in favor of a metal roof, do you suggest the unpainted galvalume or a color?
Edit: My roofer just said the... keep reading on reddit ➡
So my brother (31m) came into town a few days ago and was feeling sore all over. He had some rashes but it wasn’t much (thought it was an allergy to something at the time). He used my hot tub for about 20 minutes that day.
The next day he went in to an urgent care as he was feeling worse and they told him he has shingles...
Well now I am wondering if I need to drain out my hot tub (or need to do even more than that?)... I literally flushed the whole thing just a week ago.
Hi fellow sufferers,
went to the dentist because of a toothache in a molar, doc said I had a cavity and I got a filling. All good, I thought. I wake up the next morning and on the side of my face that had the toothache there's a lump of pain in front of my ear (trigeminal nerve, I later found out) and swelling on my eyelid, which turned into blisters around my eye and on the forehead. A couple of days and 3 doctors visits later, I'm diagnosed with ophthalmic herpes zoster.
But the toothache that had disappeared for two days after the filling has returned so now I'm worried if my tooth is still not right. Or could it be the shingles causing a sort of phantom tooth pain? Is the nerve just sending false information? That whole side of my face hurts from the shingles so I can't say.
Has this every happend to anyone here? Can shingles make your teeth hurt? Please let me know.
I'm hoping to get some insight from people who have slept in a loft bedroom under a metal roof.
My fiancè and I are building a house in the rainforest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our master bedroom is planned to be in a loft and I'm trying to decide between the obvious advantages of a metal roof and the potential for deafening, sleep ending noise from rain on a metal roof.
What are your thoughts?
Edit: Thank you all for your detailed responses! I posted this before Christmas festivities and was shocked to return to so much useful advice. It sounds like the general consensus is that modern metal roofs are not the tin roofed barn of my childhood. Someone mentioned rubber composite shingles which will be the next thing I look into. Thank you again for all your responses.