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ashley_intexas

03:04AM | 01/23/03
Member Since: 01/22/03
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing

I was looking at a house with my inspector (a guy from work) and he told me to stay away from it because it had asphalt shingles over wood shingles.

Is that crazy?

treebeard

05:36AM | 01/23/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
264 lifetime posts
No, that's not crazy. Asphalt shingles over wood shingles is not a good situation, and you'd be committing yourself to a new roof sooner than if the wood shingles weren't there. I'd look elsewhere.

Piffin

06:49PM | 01/24/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
There are places, Texas amoung them, where it is very common to reroof by applying asphalt over cedars. often, the original roof sheathing is only a skip sheathing like 1x8 @ 10"OC with two inch gaps. Removing the cedars to apply asphalt will then rquire new plywood sheathing also.
Hail storms in Texas are common and the roofs may only go five or ten years before a hailstorm wipes them out, long before the shingles wear out and insurance helps cover the replacement cost. It is a common local practice and not a detriment for that locale, in my opinion.

If it is something you dislike but otherwise like the house, use it to negotiate a lower price.

rhagfo

07:12PM | 01/25/03
I agree with Piffin, Asphalt over wood shingles is very common, If the base roof was not falling off then those asphalt will last just as long as if they were installed over new sheathing.

rmurray223

06:18PM | 01/26/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
yeah I would say negotiate, it can't hurt to put in a low bid, make sure your realtor is an aggressive one and works for you to get your low price, and stick to your original offer as much as you can, be stubborn it works
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