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Old 02-16-2011, 11:52 AM   #21
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Why isn't this being handled by the HOA? Isn't that the purpose of the fees?
Walkinwood,

There isn't any HOA in my complex.

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Old 02-16-2011, 12:11 PM   #22
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If it ain't broke ... don't fix it.
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That was my initial response when my neighbor approached me about replacing the roof.

Fortunately, there have been a few other buildings in my complex, same age as mine, that just had new roofs put on last year. Don't know if the old roofs were leaking, or how happy the folks are with the new roofs. I could go over and ask them some questions about their experience, perhaps get a referral for a roofer.

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #23
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Absolutely positively get a new roof done if the service life of the shingles is past.
I actually re-did mine 1 year before I FIREd because I knew it would be very difficult for me to afford such an expense postFIRE. There were allegedly 3 years left on the service life of the shingles. However, I had already seen that there was some damage done by shovelers I had to hire one very snowy winter. They got a little carried away with cleaning off the snow.
So I replaced it sooner than the service life of the shingles, just to be on the safe side of the effects of that damage.
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Absolutely talk to the neighbors who re-roofed. At the very least you may learn who to avoid.
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