I'd like to put a new roof on, well the insurance company says I need
to and I can't argue with them.
It's been a long time since I've done any shingling and I was
thinking of getting something like this:
#2 Owens Corning ARC 30
Is that a good deal/product or should I look elsewhere.
and contracting out to a pickup truck full of Mexicans. I've got a
friend who knows how to work that and has done shingling before. I'sd
rent a nail gun and I've already got flashing.
Is it still 30# felt or is there something new?
Jeff - since I plan on residing where I am until they carrry me out in
a body bag I redid my roof. I hired a pro, used a fibreglass shingle
and used the ice dam material on the entire house - had my rain
gutters upgraded as well. No worries. DIY on the roof is fine if you
know what you are doing. If your insurance wants it upgraded you may
have put in a claim? They may want to see a receipt and send their own
inspector out to see if it was not only done but done correctly.
When we had our last house built (metal roof), they used a blue poly membrane
instead of felt or wsu. Not sure how that works. Felt is supposed to carry water
vapor away from the roof deck. Plastic wouldn't do that, but then you wouldn't
want water vapor under metal anyway.
Lord have mercy I cannot tell you how many ways this could end and none of
them are good.Your home is an investment and you are going to trust it to
a truck load of mexicans? If you have someone roof your house the last
person I would even consider to do it is someone who would need to rent a
nailgun.I am in the roofing business and I enjoy helping people make the
right decisions pertaining to they're home. I would hope that you are
smart enough to make a rational decision concerning your home.
A lot of people in the trades feel this way, that you should spend a lot
of money to hire one of their ilk.
Once you get beyond the valleys and flashing, roofing is not complex
work. Certainly the tear down is not complex, and you want me to hire a
roofing company. I'd rather hire the crew rather than buy the owner a
new pickup truck.
So defend your turf, but it's no sale here. And you are no help
either. Feel better?
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