advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
replacing my roof
Posted by: lazydays
Date: May 11, 2011 09:29AM
I hired a company but the weather is not cooperating. Workers showed up but so did the rain so everybody left. Major bummer but now I have a somewhat "free" day to do chores.

The roofing guys doing the house next door seem unperturbed by the rain as they are working away. I will have to watch and see if they stick with it and how they cover the roof. They are a very rough looking operation.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 11, 2011 09:42AM
What are you replacing it with? If shingles, what kind?



My daily record blog: [www.auditorymusings.com]


Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 11, 2011 09:42AM
Working on a wet roof is generally a bad idea, but maybe it's worth it to them?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: lazydays
Date: May 11, 2011 09:44AM
It will be a 30 year composite roof. The sample board says "Oakridge Shingles" and we chose the Onyx Black color.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: May 11, 2011 09:45AM
Quote
lazydays
It will be a 30 year composite roof. The sample board says "Oakridge Shingles" and we chose the Onyx Black color.

Okay, thanks. Roof replacement is gonna be one of my future projects.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 11, 2011 09:49AM
just did ours in March. I was quite adamant about no work if the weather was anything less than 40º and dry. Working in the wet and cold ain't gonna get you someones best work.
The contractor was in full agreement.
Your contractor should also be willing to heavily photo the work in progress. Good to have if and when you sell the house. I have about 100 snaps for a 16 sq or so roof.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 11, 2011 09:49AM
If you live in a wet and shady northern climate, you can get shingles with sintered copper or bronze in them to prevent moss and algae growth.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: May 11, 2011 09:55AM
Used Oakridge shingles on our house and garage roofs.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: May 11, 2011 10:12AM
Worst thing to happen would be if you have cloudy, cool weather and then the wind starts to blow 35 mph. They will want to bend and possibly crack.

If you put them down and then over the next days you have dry days with plenty of sunshine, they should stick down.

I would check what the contractor is using to fasten the shingles down.

I would not let them use staples to secure the shingles. Nails only. I've seen plenty of roofs where a strong wind can peel up the shingles that are stapled. It will pull it up in sheets.

Go with nails on the shingles and make sure they don't set the pressure too hard or the nail head will sink too far into the face of the shingle which can cause a weak spot.

I hand nailed every nail in our roof and garage. I'm old school baby.

I've you lived in Iowa you'd understand my concern. It's freakin' windy here.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: lost in space
Date: May 11, 2011 10:42AM
It's less of a concern if the previous roof is not removed. In our area, and many others, the new roof can be put on over the old one if there's only one layer of old roofing, and if the old roofing isn't peeling or curled. If there's two layers already on, they have to be stripped off. So, if they're putting on the new rood over an old one, rain is not as much of an issue.

Just my luck, both houses I've had re-roofed already had two layers on, adding a couple $K to the cost.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 11, 2011 10:52AM
Seattle allows 3 layers FWIW.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: mikebw
Date: May 11, 2011 12:30PM
You should put on 3 new layers and just peel them off as needed.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 11, 2011 01:09PM
Quote
Racer X
If you live in a wet and shady northern climate, you can get shingles with sintered copper or bronze in them to prevent moss and algae growth.

Agree 100% except we went with a slightly different approach. I had a terrible moss problem on my roof (especially in the shingle flutes) that I couldn't eliminate no matter what I tried. When it was time for a new roof 4 years ago, I grilled the contractor on how to avoid this problem. He ended up using zinc strips just under the cap along the ridge and that solved the problem.



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: replacing my roof
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: May 11, 2011 06:07PM
3 layers is a lot weight plus a decent roofing company will recommend more than one layer.

We went with the Owens-Corning Oakridge series also but in Desert Tan.

[roofing.owenscorning.com]





Grateful11
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 229
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020