Originally Posted By: jpeck
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How do some of you report on a roof that is nearing it’s useful life
Depends on HOW near the end of its useful life.
To me, if it is near enough to the end of its useful life for me to think about it, I still write up everything I see wrong with it, then state something to the effect that there is absolutely no reason to put any money on the roof as that would just be throwing good money on a bad roof. That there is no economical reason or practical reason to spend money repairing this roof, that the roofs should just be replaced, after all, it has lived its expected useful life already and everyone should treat it with the respect it deserves and not allow it to embarrass itself by failing and leaking all over, ruining the ceiling and who knows what else. And that this is especially true regarding all that new remodeling work your are talking about doing. Just replace the roof first, so you will not have to do the work twice.
A roof is (at least down here with tile roofs) the single largest and most expensive replacement item for a house, and I do not treat them lightly or with kid gloves. If it needs to be buried, bury it and lay flowers at its resting place.