Learning about home repairs

Hello everyone:
We recently bought a country home, and now we are having problems with a leaking roof, the bathroom ceiling recently fell in, so I now have a 6 by 4 hole in my bathroom. We are looking to repair or replace the roof. If we decide to replace the shingled roof what type of roof would be best for an A framed roof?
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Hello everyone:
We recently bought a country home, and now we are having problems with a leaking roof, the bathroom ceiling recently fell in, so I now have a 6 by 4 hole in my bathroom. We are looking to repair or replace the roof. If we decide to replace the shingled roof what type of roof would be best for an A framed roof?
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On Apr 13, 2:47�pm, rahul9981571147_at_gmail_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (Dave- Morris) wrote:

replaced too
fix roof before worrying about cieling down
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Dave-Morris wrote:

will outlive you, and probably your kids. And if you live in snow country, the snow slides right off.
-- aem sends...
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Dave-Morris wrote:

Shingles? What kind of shingles?
If wood, the most common solution is to tear off everything that's there, cover with plywood and tar paper, then install the best grade asphalt shingles you can afford.
Alternative #1: Step down in quality on the installed shingles, from 30-year to 20-year.
Alternative #2: Don't tear off the existing roof - simply add asphalt shingles on top of the existing roof.
Note: If the home is truly in the country, you may get by with light-colored shingles. They will minimize cooling costs. In city environments, the amount of junk in the air quickly discolors light-tinted roof coverings, making them look, as my gay barber says, totally horrid.
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jeck had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Learning-about-home-repairs-368162-.htm :
I would think almost anything since the pitch of the roof is so great not much rain or snow is going to stay put. Most of the A frame houses i have seen are cedar shake or shingle. The next one would be fibreglass(ashfault shingles).
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jeck had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Learning-about-home-repairs-368162-.htm : I would think almost anything since the pitch of the roof is so great not much rain or snow is going to stay put. Most of the A frame houses i have seen are cedar shake or shingle. The next one would be fibreglass(ashfault shingles). __________________
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