06:56AM | 07/02/08
Member Since: 07/01/08
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recently replaced roof. original cedar shakes, then layer of heavy, green shingles, then two layers of black asphalt.... does anyone know how old the heavy, thick, green shingles would be? Black base, material impregnated into that, about 1/8" thick.


06:45AM | 07/04/08
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts

The fasteners on the cedar should be square cut nails from the early 1900s or before,....that to me, would put the heavy green shingles in the early 30s` 40s`.

The heavy matting is an all organic shingle that does not contain fiberglass or membrains. It is multiple layers of asphault soaked papers fused together, then the colored sunblocking grainuals are pressure rolled onto the hot matt. Useually, three tab (slots) or jets(no slots).

That`s why they are thick, and might have roof nails with really big nailheads.


04:44AM | 06/13/13
Jack interesting. We just fienshid a Reserve Study with a metal roof issue. The boardmember was adamant that it would last approximately 50 years , but it is our Reserve Study, and in our professional opinion we felt a good expectation was for a Useful Life of 50 years with a Remaining Useful Life of 25 years (the property was approximately 25 years old). A roof system meets the National Reserve Study Standards four-part test for a Reserve component, so we recommend it be included. Without knowing the particulars, 40 or 50 yrs should be a good estimate for Useful Life. In the absence of any physical evidence of deterioration that would guide your decision-making, subtract the age of the roof to get a Remaining Useful Life figure. An inflation rate of 2.6% is reasonable. Make sure all your Reserve Components are included, and revise/update your Reserve Study annually so you never get behind on contributions, and so the owners always have an accurate understanding of the size/strength of the Reserve Fund. Please contact me directly if you have further questions.


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