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    Default What type of roof covering

    I observed a type of roof covering today that I have no knowledge about. The material appears to be some type of pressed fibrous material which makes me think of masonite. Each shingle is about the same length of a typical composition shingle but about 7/16 to 1/2-inch thick. A metal flashing is installaed beneath the ends of each shingle. If you have any information regarding this type of a roof covering I would appreciate it if you would respond.



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    Weldon Langley
    Odessa, TX.

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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Quote Originally Posted by Weldon Langley View Post
    makes me think of masonite.

    Because they are Masonite.

    http://www.inspectionnews.net/home_i...-shingles.html

    See second post down for this: Woodruf Roofing Settlement

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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    from the link...

    "Woodruf roofing is a roofing product composed of pressure bonded fibers designed to emulate the look of natural cedar roofing. It is made of real wood fibers that are pressed in 12" x 48" shingles"

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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Jerry and Mike,
    Thanks to both of you for your replies regarding the Woodruf roof covering. Before posting the questions last night, I had searched for and read about the Woodruf shingle and had actually reached the same site of the link you have provided. My hesitation about coming to a conclusion last night was the difference in the joint treatment specification info and picture that states and shows the joint between the ends of two shingles having a "side lap" compared to the type of end joint shown in the pictures of the roof I inspected. The joints of the inspected home were not side lap joints but were spaced about 3/8 inch apart and had a metal flashing that extended and inch or so underneath the adjacent edges of the two shingles. Did Woodruf produce the 12x48 shingles with different types of joint treatments or is it only the side lap joint treatment style of shingle that is involved in the class action litigation? Any additional light you might shed on this would certainly be appreciated.
    Thanks again to both of you for your help.
    Weldon


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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Maybe they are the James Hardie fiber-cement roof shingles?

    Those also failed and had (I think) a class action against them too.

    I did a Google search on them, but did not find anything worthwhile.

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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Weldon,

    Check with the Haag Engineering folks in Irving, TX.


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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Don't mean to be sarcastic but I will throw a little in there. It is a fiber based roof shingle made to look like wood shingles that has gone far past its useful life. I know. Everyone wants a name but what is important is the condition of the roof. It is delaminating/decomposing/falling apart and needs to be replaced.


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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    It is delaminating/decomposing/falling apart and needs to be replaced.

    Ted,

    That was the obvious part.

    However, just calling it a "composition" shingle does not indicate what it is, asphalt shingles are "composition" shingles.

    Is it a 'cement fiber' composition shingle, a 'pressed wood fiber', or a ... IT HELPS to understand how to refer to it and what to call it.

    Yes, the end result is "Replace roof".

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    Default Re: What type of roof covering

    I do appreciate all of your responses. I had reported the roof as being of a very uncommon type of roof covering, is readily apparent that it is in a deteriorated state and although I observed absolutely no evidence of moisutre intrusion from within the dwelling or attic space it was my opinion that the roof should be replaced. I also strongly recommended to the Buyer numerous times verbally and in the report that it should be further assessed onsite by his intended Insurance Provider to determine insurability. I did look at the Haag site tonight and will be contacting a couple of their adjustors / inspectors tomorrow to see if they know specifically what type of shingle it is. Also have a call into my personal insurance agency for the same purpose. Although I have no desire to be a roofing specialist, I do want to be as informed as possible. If / When I find out the specifics about this roof, I will share it with you.
    Thanks again for all of your help.


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