LOL, LOL, I am in the NE US where we have very cold winters and my 27
year old house has black shingles. I wanted to match the color of the
house roof. The sun room has the same type as yours. Large foam cored
panels with aluminum covering on the inside and a wood exterior covering
for shingling (maybe 5" thick). There are no soffit vents or ridge
vents, therefore no venting between the roof and interior. I made a
mistake trying to match the sunroom roof with the house roof. LOL!
Did you have any suggestions for the OP? LOL.
Bill I have looked at that product and wondered about using it. How old was
your roof when you did it? Did you use a brush or roller? Did you have any
leaks or were you just going for cool?
The thing I fear is the curling potential mentioned. I see other people
getting away with it. Five to 7 ears is all I need until I will be ready
for a new roof.for the entire house.
It was only a couple of years old, and it was in very good shape.
I only did it to reduce the summer heat in the sunroom, and it did that
I didn't use a brush. I did the whole thing with a roller, but I did
have to make a triangular jig to keep the roller pan level while on the
OT, but somewhat related.
When I grew up in Queens, NY, I lived in the 2nd house in a row of 13
attached brick homes (1 block, 1 building, 13 individual 2 story plus
Since mine was the second house in the row, my backyard faced the side
of the house on the block that was at a right angle to ours. That
house was also brick and the brick was in need of some serious repair
We were good friends with the owners and they knew that we didn't get
much sun in our backyard because it was on the north side of the
To repair the flaking brick, they had a company come in and stucco the
side of their house, but they didn't stop there. They "hand carved"
mortar joints and painted the outline of bricks into the stucco.
It looked like white brick with black mortar. The black wasn't painted
on the flat surface of the stucco, the mortar joints were actually
carved into the stucco so they looked like true mortar joints.
It did a great job of reflecting the sun into our backyard and making
it much brighter. It probably served to cool their house also.
thats OK rain now contains radiation thats probably not good for roofs
If the OP can afford it why not just replace the roof NOW, assuming it
wouldnt need replaced again in the OPs lifetime:(
amazing how stuff you do at 20 without a thought changes when your
over 50, and changes again for folks in their late 70:)
there are 50 year guaranteed shingles, costly but might help
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