Wood Shingle Roofs - Posted by Bill

Posted by Jerry Greer on January 15, 1999 at 11:53:38:

Bill, Yes wood shingles can be repaired. However, this would depend on the extent of the damage. The repair should also be done by a pro. The cost of replacing a wood shingle roof can be quite expensive. If the damage is not to extensive I would recomend that you try to repair it. If not and this is an investment and not a home I would think of trying a different type of roof system.
Jerry Greer

Wood Shingle Roofs - Posted by Bill

Posted by Bill on January 15, 1999 at 09:39:45:

Has anyone had any experience with repairing these roofs? My question is on a house I am doing. Some say they can be successfully repaired, others say that they should be replaced. Its approx 20 years old. Thanks in advance for the information

Re: Wood Shingle Roofs - Posted by Shawn

Posted by Shawn on January 15, 1999 at 19:27:38:

What state are you in? Insurance companies in some states either won’t write a policy on wood roofs, or make it difficult to do so. This may have a bearing on your decision.

In some areas of the country, a 20 yr old wood roof would be near the end of its life; and you would be better off replacing than repairing if you are holding on to the property.

Also, as wood roofs age, they require more and more routine maintenance.

I can be more specific on this subject, if you need additional information.