Do you know if you have Defective Shingles?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

 

Do you have a newer roof?    Do you know if you have defective shingles?

 

I have had two homeowners had their roofs checked and found to have Tamko shingles and they were defective.  No way to certify the roof if the buyer asked.   In fact, a couple of inspectors have actually put on their report they were Tamko defective shingles.   These are composite asphalt shingles, so if you have a concrete tile roof or a metal roof, you will not be impacted.

 

One of my homeowners had bought the home two years earlier, so the roof was still under warranty and my roof inspector was instrumental in helping him get the shingles replaced.   It did not cover all expenses, but the majority of it.

 

If you have thought about selling, it is wise to have the roof checked prior to the inspection, and KNOW what/if any repairs are needed.    It could save you thousands!  

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Joan - this would be quick a surprise if it is newer and the buyer knew nothing about it.

Oct 09, 2019 06:26 AM #3
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Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
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This is good to know.  I have not run into this problem yet.  Most of my issues have been with tile roofs.  Most people think they are lifetime roofs, but they definitely need maintenance and, in our area, we have a lot of issues with the valleys.  One tile roof last year was not certifiable because the paper under the tile was bad.  That was a tough fix.  

Oct 09, 2019 06:53 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - what is the general nature of the defect?  

Oct 09, 2019 07:12 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is just terrible for the buyer and seller if they are in the middle of a transaction. Good post pointing this out Joan.

Oct 09, 2019 08:19 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another great reason that it is vital to have any home one is purchasing inspected before one actually purchases it.

Oct 09, 2019 09:44 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Joan Cox

Great investigation work! Thank you for bringing it to our attention. This is why your clients pick you to represent them.

Oct 09, 2019 11:04 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Wayne, by the naked eye of non-professional roofer, who would have known?   

Oct 09, 2019 01:33 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, with as much hail as we get here in Denver, always a good idea to get a roof inspected prior to listing.

Oct 09, 2019 01:33 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, who would have thought a builder would have defective shingles installed on a new home?    Don't think they knew though.

Oct 09, 2019 01:34 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Raymond Henson have sold homes with tile roofs that tout lifetime warranties too.  I bet that would be a tough fix.

Oct 09, 2019 01:35 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael Jacobs I actually do not know, but have had two roofs with these shingles since spring that were defective for my sellers.

Oct 09, 2019 01:35 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, I have been trying to get these identified PRIOR to putting a home on the market, and then dealing with it.

Oct 09, 2019 01:36 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Exactly Brian!

Oct 09, 2019 01:36 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, thank you for your kind words.

Oct 09, 2019 01:37 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Oct 09, 2019 04:49 PM #17
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good evening Joan. I never knew this and am glad you mentioned it. I need to see what my shingles are. TY

Oct 09, 2019 05:04 PM #18
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great advice, Joan. We got a new roof about 6 or 7 years ago after hail storm damage, so for now I'd like to think my roof is just fine. But I do advice clients with old roofs and mechanicals to inspect before listing so we don't get any nasty surprises after a buyer's inspection.

Oct 10, 2019 12:20 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, one would THINK when you buy a new home, everything is brand new and working the way it should.  Not always! 

Oct 10, 2019 09:06 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheila, I saw two homes this spring/summer with these shingles.  Hope you don't have them.

Oct 10, 2019 09:07 AM #21
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, it certainly can be a nasty surprise, for sure.   Glad your roof is good still.

Oct 10, 2019 09:07 AM #22
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