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Time to Replace Your Roof?

This is a great post that clearly summarizes the different options for changing a roof; what's allowed by law and the difference the amount of nails per shingle can make in a storm situation.
Time to Replace Your Roof?
 
It’s almost spring and time to do some house repairs. One of the things a homeowner will need to this spring do this check is the condition of their roof.

One of the first things to do is to hire a licensed and insured/bonded roof contractor. Make sure they pull a permit from the city in which you live. To forgo this step can be costly to the homeowner. It may even more costly to the home owner who has a mortgage who require a windstorm inspection certificate.
 
Once upon a time you could hire an engineer who would literally count the nails in the roof make some calculations and issue a certificate. In some areas you may you may still be able to do this. What we have seen in our area is engineers who don’t want to take the responsiblility to do this after the fact. I think it’s about the insurance.
 
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