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Subject: Roof Problems Date: 5/30/2006 12:28 PM
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I don't know if anyone on this board is familiar with this type of building material, but here goes:

Last night I'm talking to Mom and she mentions that the night before she heard a "racket" outside and thought an animal had fallen off her roof (more on that in a minute) she checked and found that a roof panel had fallen. It's too large for her to lift and she wouldn't know how to reattach it, even if it wasn't. Now, the house was built 25 years ago at the height of the "energy efficient" unusual building materials craze. It is a modified A-frame design that has just one story and the roof shingles go all the way to the ground on either side. It was made with steel framing and these panels that looked like some sort of insulation (think styrofoam) sandwiched between panels of material that may have been either wood or a composite material. When the house was completed, it had an R-22 rating. I'm guessing that she is actually going to need some sort of replacement panel, as the loss of the current one would indicate a rotting problem. Does anyone know of any companies that produce this type of building material? I'm afraid that Mom (77, widow) is going to have a hard time getting this fixed, the other concern being that I just found out last night that she has no homeowners insurance and will have to find a way to pay for this out of pocket. She lives in East Texas, so if anyone knows of an experienced builder in that geographical area, who would also know about this building material, I'd appreciate it.

TIA,

LWW
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