08:26AM | 07/06/04
Member Since: 07/05/04
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While having some trees cut from over my house, the cherry pickers hydraulic line broke and spilled hydraulic fluid on my roof. Will it hurt my roof? He rinse it off and used some degreaser. The roof is about 5 or 6 years old. help

rufus taylor


06:46AM | 07/08/04
Member Since: 07/05/04
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The tree service was over the roof cutting limbs that were hanging over the house. While he was over the roof the hydraulic line to his cherry picker broke and spilled over the roof. He washed it off but certain times of the day you can see where it spilled. I was concerned that it would mess up my shingles. My roof is about 5 or 6 years old. thanks

rufus taylor


09:47AM | 07/09/04
Member Since: 07/05/04
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Thanks for the advice. I did call GAF and they said that the hydraulic fluid could affect the asphalt shingles causing premature gravel loss. Also like you said walking on the roof will cause gravel loss too. Thanks again.

rufus taylor


07:36AM | 07/11/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
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Hydraulic fluid is one of the more corrosive oils that I know of. If it were me, I would make a claim againsty their insurance to get those shingles replaced. I will bet that the underside of the singles shows weepage from the oil soaking through already.

When Grumpy mentioned foot traffic, I think maybe he missed the fact that the tree trimming was done from a cherry picker

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