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  • Mark Hambridge

    October 26, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Before we moved into a condominium (20 years ago), I had to replace the builder-provided wood shingles on our freehold single-family dwelling (a former show home only ten years old). The original roof looked nice but decayed rapidly because the wrong material was used (spruce) and poor installation technique. At that time, only asphalt shingles were available.

    About ten years ago we contemplated building a Passive House® in Rocky Ridge. For various reasons, the project didn’t proceed. At that time, Euroshield rubber shingles/tiles were the only durable alternative:

    There are others on the market now, but those would have been our choice for all the qualities you seek.

    Dana suggested that you may not be able to do this without a special resolution to upgrade the materials, since you aren’t doing a straightforward replacement. I understand that an upgrade can be done, if it is within the budget and it improves (but doesn’t materially change) the roof’s appearance. Since longevity and durability should be improved, especially since storms are now more frequent and severe, I believe an argument can be made to go ahead … but first, get professional advice!

    Please spread the word!

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