I know nothing about roofs. A roofer gave me a quote to fix leaks:
mansard & porch roofs remove the existing roofing exposing the roof deck.
Secure one ply of roofers select high performance underlayment (winterguard
ice and water barrier on front porch) over exposed brick. Nail new 25 year
certainteed xt (astm d3462) fiberglass ul class a fire resistance asphalt
roof shingles. Line concealed gutter with modified bitumen. Replace
necessary flashing. 2 year workmanship guarantee 25 year limited
transferable warranty Premises to be left clean and free of debris.
Should I upgrade any of the materials? Other modifications?
I'd consider a 40 year shingle as the labor cost is the same. If you plan
to sell in a few years, it is not such a big deal, but if you stay there,
it can be a big deal and money saver 20 years from now.
That Ice and Water shield going in the gutter isn't meant to be exposed
to the weather, U.V. kills it. Read -underlayment-.... And the mansard
shingles require more fasteners than usual, along with a dabbing of
adhesive. Make sure this is specified in your contract. Tom
There is no gutter around the porch roof. It's got kind of a trough
with tar paper.
What should be used instead of Ice and Water shield?
Copper, galvanized steel, something that can be soldered or sealed
watertight, etc. Tom
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