Loose Asphalt Tiles

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Can you securely renail loose asphalt tiles that are part of a cover over the original roof tiles?

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  1. Sep 19, 2019 #1

    maxcalvada

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    A wind storm caused several tiles(maybe 25) to come loose. These files were part of a cover put on the original roof. If I owned a one story house, I'd do it myself. But it's 2 and 1/2 stories up. A roofing company estimator says they can't do the job because the tiles will just come loose again. I did not think to ask him why.

    I'm wondering why, if these could be nailed on with as a cover why can't they be renailed now. He said only 4 inch nails would hold them in securely. Why might this be. Is it possible the wood underneath is rotted or is this maybe a common scare trick used to get us to put a whole new partial roof on, as he suggests?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2019 #2

    oldognewtrick

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    It all depends on what condition the remaining shingles are in. I'd suggest getting another estimate.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2019 #3

    Sparky617

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    Have you contacted your insurance company? Wind damage should be covered, as would hail damage. Many of my neighbors have gotten new roofs from their insurance company due to a couple of hail storms. I upgraded to architectural shingles when I built and they've held up, so no free roof for me (yet).
     

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