Shingles curling on 19 yr old roof, can I get a few more years out of it?

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  1. Aug 27, 2011 #1

    Glenstr

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    I had my home built in '92, and the last few years I have noticed that the shingles on the lower roof section are curling badly where water has been splashing or pouring down from the upper sections. The upper section of the roof is still in relatively good shape, as are parts of the lower section.

    I know my roof will need replacing sooner rather than later, but I was wondering if:

    • If I found a close match to my existing shingles, could I replace the bad/curled ones only?
    • Would a product such as this get me a few more years? (or even one, since it looks doubtful I will find a contractor for this year, as we are only 60 days or so away from snow and contractors are not easy to find now)

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  2. Aug 28, 2011 #2

    BridgeMan

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    The longer you wait, the more likely it is you'll be facing expensive repairs as water gets to your roof sheathing, framing, attic insulation, etc. In your climate, I suspect melting snow will cause more damage than just rain. I've never believed in temporary or partial fixes, unless warranted by unique circumstances. Your new roof will require a complete tear-off of the old one, and you might consider using a more durable shingle this time around (40-year, or even 50-year).
     
  3. Aug 28, 2011 #3

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    Just my :2cents:
     
  4. Aug 29, 2011 #4
    I agree with the posts above me. Trying to just do a quick fix here may do more damage in the long run. Try getting shingles that are made to withstand more and last longer. A roof leak will be more head ache than you're willing to deal with, I bet. It could also cause more damage in $$ than a roof costs.

    Our roof was leaking once after a shoddy new roof was put on. $15K in damage was done from one rain storm.

    Fix it right the first time. Quick fixes are alright for say, that tile that might be curling, but a roof? It protects your life. Fix it.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2011 #5

    nealtw

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    Run a downspout pipe down the roof to transport the water from the upper gutters to the lower ones. Use a color downspout that more matches the the roof color.
     

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