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How many layers of shingles are present? It seems like they have plywood, 2 layers, plywood and another layer on top. Also I see the black tar paper (I think that's whats its called) stapled to the second layer of plywood, but it also looks like they has a continuous strip along the edge. Is that normal?

Is this illegal? Or jut really stupid?


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Thats CRAP BY A HACK! you would never EVER see that on my jobs! period.

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holy crap. REALLY? 1/4 plywood OVER shingles? LMAO! NO! thats NOT normal!!!

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Thanks for enabling the link. My post counter is still as 0 so it won't let me. :)

I've come to the understanding that it's completely asinine the way that it was done, but can someone decipher what (other that the second layer of plywood) was done wrong and if there is actually more than 1 layer on each set.

I'm discussing the contract again tomorrow.... do you guys think it's worth it to buy the house in its current condition with the roof or would you pass?

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2nd time in my life i seen that before ,1/2 in plywood over1 layer 1by original decking 2x8 ralfter
if i was buying this house (one in photo)i deduck of selling price


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:badgrin: :doubt: just remove the old roof and install a new one ,Deduck it from the selling price


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Do you think there is a reason that they put on a new layer of plywood or were they just so damn lazy and slapped another layer on? I'm concerned that the layer below the added plywood may have leaked or have other problems that cant be found out until everything is removed.

Whats your thoughts?

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Aviner wrote:
they just so damn lazy

Theres your answer + ITS CRAP BY A HACK!

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brokenladder wrote:
just remove the old roof and install a new one ,Deduck it from the selling price


I would walk if the seller(s) don't agree to this.


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Either the roofers were lazy hacks, or the Homeowners were cheapos and didn't want to pay for tear-off/dump.
Strip it down to the rafters to be sure of no hidden layers, then start over again.

The worst I have seen was shingles on sheeting, then shakes on strapping over that, then 2 more layers of shingles on the shakes.

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have an inspector inspect the attic space...and look for damage plywood. If there is none...

Then request a lower selling price based based a the price to demo the roof and putting on a new one.

This roof will probably last 10 yrs.....enough time for your to build savings toward a new roof....considering you will not have cash available after the closing sale.

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Roofer Gee wrote:
have an inspector inspect the attic space...and look for damage plywood. If there is none...

Then request a lower selling price based based a the price to demo the roof and putting on a new one.

This roof will probably last 10 yrs.....enough time for your to build savings toward a new roof....considering you will not have cash available after the closing sale.


I appreciate the reply, the problem we are having is that there is a leak around 1 of the chimneys. Their "roofer" did a horrible job, and swears that it isn't leaking and refuses to fix it any further.

I've called many local roofers and have gotten many different answers, and this is very important...

Are you able to re-flash around the chimney with the current situation (plywood, shingles, plywood, shingles)?


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yes... you CAN re-flash that chimney with the current roof.


then, get up there with a garden hose, stand above the chimney, and flood it. see if it leaks. do NOT stand below it and spray water upward. you must stand over it, and let water run down the roof.

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I thought I had seen every crazy roof layer combo there was, but that one takes the cake.


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