First how about a little MORE info....What brand are the shingles? Are they
nailed or stapled? What type of sheathing is under the shingles?Is it 1/2
inch or 5/8 ? How are they coming off? Are they tearing or pulling the
fastener out as well??
New to you or a new built house and you are first owner? BIG difference.
You can try, but the difference is it a new to 'you' house or literally a
No one addressed if this was just 'new to you' (AKA 'new house') but 15 or
more years in age where a roof job was apparently done to re-shingle it.
The roofer is not liable if you have structural issues in a case like that
(such as plywood going bad).
Thanks for all your responces. I was out of town working today. Just got
home. Home is new - built 2004. I am first owner. On Saturday I have a
builder who is going to inspect the roof. I hope he can distinguish if the
roof was installed incorrectly OR the shingles are defective.
The shingle are made by EMCO. Dakota brand. 25yr warranty. 70MPH wind
You can determine yourself whether the shingles were installed properly,
but I'm not saying that you should not have a pro look at it. Builder?
Roofer? Here is a link to BP/Emco's instructions for one version of
the Dakota shingle.
Darn instructions are very educational. All kinds of info about slope,
number and type of nails, wind ratings, etc, etc. There are apparently
"east" and "west" versions of Dakota shingles. I didn't delve into the
differences. Just picking up the shingles that have come off will tell
you a lot. "A dozen or more loose shingles flapping up and down"? If
the shingles were deteriorating, you should see cracking or curling,
probably. IF the shingles actually deteriorated, you should be able to
see it. Inadequate ventilation can factor in to shingle failure. Don't
let them blow smoke at ya'. I believe I saw mention of the company
having a certification program for roofers - if they do, it would not be
a bad idea to try to have a certified installer look at it.
The builder had problems with other homes? Sub hired some really bad
day laborers and didn't supervise? Good luck! Nothing like a bad roof
as a learning tool :o)
Actually, if the plywood was bad and he did not replace it ( or at
least tell you it needed replacing and you refused) he is liable for
A professional roofer knows what will stand up and what won't.
A crook doesn't care.
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