I would also note that Ondura maybe not be best choice for under trees as it can become twice yearly job to keep clean; it holds tree junk fair well. Piles of tree junk can cause water to back up a little under some tiles in heavy rain...
I have had Ondura roofing for 10 years and it is terrible, the ridge line has completely broken up and the panels are deteriorated. When I contacted ondura they said I should have painted the roof after 8-10 years this I was never informed of but I guess I should have investigated it more fully. Of course they ignore any more communications with me. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS JUNK.
I have Ondura on three homes now and have had no issues at all after 8 years still looks like it did when I put it on. I think you might find that most of the horror stories are from when the product was first marketed, it suffered from several issues. The manufacturing process have changed and the product has matured and those issues are now gone. I got nothing but good things to say about it... In fact I an heading to Home Depot to buy 44 more sheets to re-roof my garage tomorrow..
I just installed it last weekend on my garage. It went up easy, looks great and i believe the warrants said lifetime? i could be wrong. its handled our first canadian hailstorm this week so i hope it keeps going strong
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I am dealing with Ondura my husband put on a greenhouse shed he remodeled for me and I'm not sure I like it anymore. It appears to need paint badly and our chimney sweep didn't know to use plywood to walk on it, so he punched a hole in it. I am considering patching a scrap piece for that area, will that work?
We put ours on 9 years ago and it still looks good. We just had our first big (golf-ball-size) hail storm and it did punch about 10 holes in the ondura. It's an easy fix with some silicone, but still something you don't deal with when using asphalt shingles. You can't walk on it on very hot days or it will crush, but it's very strong and stiff below 70 degrees. The nails can get loose after about 5 years. I put some clear silicone on them and gently hammered them back down. We've had some terrible storms and the roof has held together very well, so I'm going to use it on our next house, too. We have a steep roof, probably 10/12 pitch. Maybe that helps keep water and debris from sitting there and damaging the roof?
I used Ondura on the roof of my deer hunting blind and my beagle pens. Great for that but would not put it on my house. Not durable enough. Can easily get holes in it from small limbs falling.
I put it on two rentals ten years ago in Missouri and its been thru two awful ice storms. One sent a tree trunk thru it. It was reap aired n still looks great.
I have it on my home and cottage and so far it is great. the places i have ondura i have no leaking or ice daming all my tile roof have ice and leaking. I have only had it 2 winters but so far it is the best roof ever.
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