Anybody hear of renailing a roof?


#1

HAD A HOMEOWNER CALL ME AND ASK FOR A BID ON A ROOF. BUT THE BID IS FOR RENAILING A 13 YEAR OLD ROOF. I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BEFORE. ITS BEEN ON 13YRS-3-TAB SHINGLES. A ROOF INSPECTOR TOLD THE HOMEOWNER THAT HE DOES NOT NEED A NEW ROOF. THAT IT ONLY NEEDS TO BE RENAILED. IS’T THE SHINGLES ALREADY BEEN SEALED TOO LONG TO LIFT? I THINK HE SHOULD GET A REROOF. WHAT DO YOU ALL RECCOMEND THAT I DO? I DO NOT REALLY WANT TO TOUCH IT BUT HE HAS ANOTHER ROOF THAT IS IN NEED OF A REROOF. :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

trying to renail a roof wouldn’t work as you’d have to reseal every shingle.
…side note: turn off the caps lock please.


#3

if you had to renail a roof you would certainly want it to be a 3tab.
the inspector must have seen something that made him/her feel it needed renailed.
if you can get the tabs up to were you can renail the shingles then give it a try, the tabs should reseal themselves after your done.

gweedo.


#4

Hi,

Why does it need to be renailed?


#5

[quote=“gweedo”]if you had to renail a roof you would certainly want it to be a 3tab.
the inspector must have seen something that made him/her feel it needed renailed.
if you can get the tabs up to were you can renail the shingles then give it a try, the tabs should reseal themselves after your done.

gweedo.[/quote]

not on a 13 year old 3 tab roof…it will never reseal.


#6

You need to go and look at the roof yourself and provide Your advice to the home owner.

Ed


#7

You could renail the roof and hand seal the tabs. without seeing the roof and taking a guess it may be more economical to come and repair blown off shingles as they appear.

What kind of roof inspector is this? Did a home inspector inspect the roof? I don’t think I have ever heard anyone refer to themselves as a roof inspector.


#8

wont it weaken the tabs when you bend them up to nail the shingles?


#9

I did it once on a OC 20 yr 3-tab.
It was only a few months old at the time and I never heard anything back from it.

It took about 1 1/2 hrs if I remember correctly, about 25 sq on a 4/12.


#10

Yeah, I’m also curious as to the reason behind the request to renail.

I also think that with a roof that is almost 65% past it’s “listed” life span & closer to 75% of what ‘most’ 3 Tab / 20 year shingles last, this is a lot of wasted effort (depending on what the cost is for your time, of course).


#11

re-nail a 13 year old roof? NO WAY.

You would do more damage to the shingles than good.

I believe that there is some miscommunication here.
I believe that it went something like this.

“You dont need a whole new roof”
“You just need a nail-over”

That just means the “roof-inspector” was also a roofer trying to sell you a job.

He wanted to install a roof on top of your roof which most roofers call a “nail over”.


#12

Hi,

25 year shingles in our area last 25 years. All the time. IKO’s are the only shingle that only lasts 10/15 years.

The tabs would not be damaged in our area.


#13

If you did decide to renail and tear one would think the labor rate would be about the same as the labor to go over with another layer of shingles.

I know one shingle manufacturer pays $35 per square to hand seal shingles.

It may take more time to lift the tabs than to tar and nail.

My thoughts on the request would be a couple things,

Too short of fasteners,
fasteners placed too high,
roof was stapled and now the owner wants nails,
and blow offs.

Are the shingles organic or fiberglass?


#14

Bottom line: We need more info & your 1st post is a bit too short on info for us (& you may possibly be going with limited info from the inspector, so we’re only speculating on this person’s intentions).


#15

The homeowner had to have misunderstood the home inspector, or the home inspector hasn’t a clue about roofing. Either way, I would provide the homeowner with a price for re-roofing, and explain to them why then need a new roof.