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My wife and I just bought a house, and it looks like the previous owners did a partial repair job on the roof. Shingles on the front of the house look OK, but the back not so much. I see some granules in my gutters, some damaged and curling shingles. It is especially bad on the flatter parts of the roof over the windows (back of the house).

I'm just looking for opinions on proper procedure here. Do you think this is something that needs an immediate intervention, or am I OK to wait for a few years? Can I just do a partial job to fix the worst parts, or would it not be worth it?

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    That doesn't look alarming to me. Have you inspected the underside for evidence of water infiltration? – longneck May 18 '15 at 14:30
  • Thanks for the comment! I visited the attic a few weeks ago and saw some darker traces on the wood, but my sense is that this must have been from an older episode. I think there must have been infiltration, and the previous owners patched things up without changing the boards. – Vincent May 18 '15 at 14:32
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    I don't think you'd see infiltration on the shed roof sections that are the worst, as they probably don't have attic above them. And @longneck, are you really not alarmed by the 3rd picture? – Aloysius Defenestrate May 19 '15 at 1:24
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Get the curling ones fixed. As you're getting quotes for that, ask for a quote for an entire re-roof and decide for yourself. (If it was me and I had the money, I'd re-roof entirely to save the bother of having segments out-of-sync, but I understand the way new home ownership goes.)

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