Roof Question - Advice needed

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  1. gordonquixote

    gordonquixote Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Tear off --> self adhering underlayment lapped from bottom up --> new shingles.

    Get up in the attic and look for water damage first so you don't fall through...lol

    A second layer would be acceptable, but not awesome.
     
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    Normally, the portion of the roof which is facing the north is what gets the moss, etc. on it.
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    True... For the "top" half of the planet. ;)
     
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    For an estimate...my buddies and i started a roofing company in college for our summer work. We would charge $40 per sq tear off and $40 per sq put on + materials.

    That being said, we subcontracted new construction homes for $25 - $30 a square depending on the roof grade.

    So, depending on how big and steep your roof is, $1500 doesn't seem terrible
     
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    get out yer' potato fork!
     
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    Its about like painting a car, whatevers underneath will affect the new. I wish I had pics of the hous my parents bought, the PO reshingled over old, there is mold growing in spots that is about 2-3 inches thick, it leaks, the wood underneath is rotten.

    Good luck.
     
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    67lemanster Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    save yourself the headache get someone else

    as far as roofing over if i planned to sell the house in the future(next 5-10 yrs i would roof over) and put the coin in your pocket. your sales price wont reflect whether its a shingles over existing shingles or not. just the fact the roof is 5-10 yrs old.

    if you plan to have CSI pick you up there to take you to the chiller go down to deck.
     
  9. Earlsfat

    Earlsfat Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Whut?
    Well... now he wants a lot more money. Wife is crying and won't even tell me what he said. THE WHOLE POINT was because everyone (our whole devleopment needs roofs) has gotten quotes for $10k-$16k to try to do it for cost and a grand or two because he can't even buy himself a pair of shoes... and we don't have $10k-$16k right now (and I'm not borrowing it).

    Ridiculous... I helped this jerk clean up 2 falling down houses so he could move in, helped him finish his kitchen in his new house and helped him out cleaning up the tear-off on a roof on his wife's buddy's house... and he won't even help me out once.

    Family.... who needs one. I think I'm done with that whole side. Pricks.
     
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    My first house had 5 layers of shingles on it when I had it re-roofed.
    Of course a total tear off happened.
    The house was given a final electrical inspection in Dec 1941, so it actually had real wood for its structure and a 12-12 pitch on most of it with a 12-24 over the entry (like a sharp V).
    I went with the standard white 20 year shingles as they weren't anymore than 15 year shingles at that time.
     

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