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Old 08-30-2019, 09:46 AM   #1
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We have developed a leak in our roof in one of the valleys. No visible damage so I am not sure of the cause. The roof is 20 years old and it is time to replace it anyway. I haven't got the first clue about the do's and don'ts of having a roof replaced. What are the benefits of one shingle over another?

There is only one layer of shingles, but with the leak I think it would be best to pull up the old and start from a clean slate.


Also, any recommendations on who I should or should not talk to in the Conroe area?
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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I've heard there's a fine group of folks that go door to door fixing roofs and resurfacing driveways.

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Old 08-30-2019, 09:55 AM   #3
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I've heard there's a fine group of folks that go door to door fixing roofs and resurfacing driveways.

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Have had my fair share of those fine individuals while working at Methodist downtown. We were always getting gypped.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:04 AM   #4
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procoroof.com - give them a call. We just had our house done and it was the first time we had gone through it. Wife is pretty @nal (it's a word not a body part!!) and had some fairly complicated and/or ridiculous questions. They came to our house two or three times without a contract just to talk and answer questions we had. We decided to go with them and the customer service was absolutely outstanding and they openly communicated everything to us. I'd give you the run down of the process but it would take me too long. They're the experts. I remember our project manager mentioning they were expanding to Houston in the near future - if you can patch that leak, I would wait until they are up and running.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #5
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If you want to find where the leak is get your water hose and start at the bottom of the valley and work up until you find where its leaking. For a quick fix you could get some the black roof patch and cover that area until you can get a new roof. That would buy some time so you don't have to get in a hurry. There's a bunch of roof's out there
Just go with one that's local and been in business for a while with good references
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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If it's leaking, pull them off and start new

a) you can assess the damage and replace the decking if need be

b) adding another layer is just adding more weight to your roof
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:57 PM   #7
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1. CertainTeed
2. GAF
3. Owens Corning

Just had ours replaced in June. Went with CertainTeed and chose a local company after reviewing BBB comments and personal recommendations from a couple of homeowners in my subdivision. Except for shelling out just over $10K, I'm pleased with the job.

Do a search(es) on the various brands and installers in your area.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:01 PM   #8
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1. CertainTeed
2. GAF
3. Owens Corning

Just had ours replaced in June. Went with CertainTeed and chose a local company after reviewing BBB comments and personal recommendations from a couple of homeowners in my subdivision. Except for shelling out just over $10K, I'm pleased with the job.

Do a search(es) on the various brands and installers in your area.
How many square feet is your house? Ours is right around 2300 single level.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:03 PM   #9
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Mine is 1851 sf with hip roof and single floor. That price included the detached garage, which is 30 x 24 (I think).
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:05 PM   #10
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To go your local McCoy's and ask them whom they recommend
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:31 PM   #11
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To go your local McCoy's and ask them whom they recommend
Unfortunately we do not have a McCoy's anywhere close to us.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:56 PM   #12
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We build what I consider a very good roof.
The following is what I would do on my house or my mama's house.
1 remove shingles
2 check deck for soft spots or improper nailing
3 "Very important " use ice and water shield at all valleys crickets and chimneys. ice and water Shield seals around the nails whereas metal flashing does not
4 make sure chimneys have a cricket
5 install synthetic felt
6 install Starter
7 Install shingles, 6 nails per shingle, hand driven, Electro galvanized or stainless. Hot dip galvanized have Jagged edges and can allow shingles to tear.
8 now's the time to deal with proper venting.

I would be happy to give you a bid, but whomever builds your roof make sure they follow these specs.

Charles 832 654 8201 owner @ Competitive Designs
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:02 PM   #13
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We build what I consider a very good roof.
The following is what I would do on my house or my mama's house.
1 remove shingles
2 check deck for soft spots or improper nailing
3 "Very important " use ice and water shield at all valleys crickets and chimneys. ice and water Shield seals around the nails whereas metal flashing does not
4 make sure chimneys have a cricket
5 install synthetic felt
6 install Starter
7 Install shingles, 6 nails per shingle, hand driven, Electro galvanized or stainless. Hot dip galvanized have Jagged edges and can allow shingles to tear.
8 now's the time to deal with proper venting.

I would be happy to give you a bid, but whomever builds your roof make sure they follow these specs.

Charles 832 654 8201 owner @ Competitive Designs
I agree with this process.

Iíll add Malarkey makes a really good shingle. I have an acquaintance in DFW that wonít sell Malarkey because of their durability and longevity, makes it difficult to get repeat business, they just hold up well.

I DESPISE GAF shingles. I was on a roof this week that had GAF timberline. Roof was 5 years old, and Iíve been on 20 year old roofs with less delamination
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:29 PM   #14
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Fargus, I own a roofing company in Katy. But we do roofs up your way as well. I’ve done several TBHers roofs on here. If you’d like you can give me a call anytime and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Old 08-31-2019, 06:49 AM   #15
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If you need a roof now you may want to move on it because if there is a storm that comes through it will cost you more. This occurred to us in 2008 we had some contractors lined up for a remodel of our house, then a storm came through and everyone got busy along with prices going up considerably.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:36 AM   #16
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Iím in Cleveland I can check it out today.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:05 PM   #17
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We also install gutters. I can give you a good price for both.


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Old 04-19-2021, 02:09 PM   #18
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You're right. It's high time you changed it already. The suggestions I can tell you from my own experience are:
- First of all, find a desirable material. When I was replacing mine, I checked some sources and consulted with some roof makers to realize what type of roofing would suit me the best. Turned out that slate roofing is the best option for me. I was judging mainly by its appearance, yet it turned out to be durable and long-lasting.
-Just define the most essential features your roofing should have. Someone needs a beautiful view, yet for others, durability means a lot more than appearance.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:14 PM   #19
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haha, I read this whole post, every comment, getting ready to quote and share my thoughts until I saw it was from 2019 and some jackwad had just bumped it up with a spam post
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:39 PM   #20
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haha, I read this whole post, every comment, getting ready to quote and share my thoughts until I saw it was from 2019 and some jackwad had just bumped it up with a spam post

Yeah same here. I was all confused. We fixed his leaks and a couple extra shingles for good measure








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Old 04-19-2021, 05:25 PM   #21
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We build what I consider a very good roof.
The following is what I would do on my house or my mama's house.
1 remove shingles
2 check deck for soft spots or improper nailing
3 "Very important " use ice and water shield at all valleys crickets and chimneys. ice and water Shield seals around the nails whereas metal flashing does not
4 make sure chimneys have a cricket
5 install synthetic felt
6 install Starter
7 Install shingles, 6 nails per shingle, hand driven, Electro galvanized or stainless. Hot dip galvanized have Jagged edges and can allow shingles to tear.
8 now's the time to deal with proper venting.

I would be happy to give you a bid, but whomever builds your roof make sure they follow these specs.

Charles 832 654 8201 owner @ Competitive Designs
This is what I would do, particularly the hand nailing. None of the roofers take the time to keep their nail guns correctly adjusted. They are either under driving or over driving. Either one makes the shingles vulnerable in a wind storm. I have Certain Teed. Owens Corning would be at the bottom of my list.
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