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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:54 am 
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I have taken all the old rolled roofing off and have areas of rotting sheathing. I am going to put down new 1/2" RTD plywood sheathing. The porch is an "L" shaped 18' 7" x 18' in dimensions. Could i have your opinion on how i should reroof this low slope porch?. I don't have the money to have it reroofed, so this is my first time doing a low slope roof and will be doing this myself. Any help you can give me will be much appreciated . I couldn't figure how to upload my pictures.


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You could use a peel and stick product like Soprema Colphene GR, Firestone apparently has a decent product as well but I have never used it. Colphene is a heavily granulated roll, sort of like your old rolled roofing, but much better. It has a cellophane backing that you peel off and stick to your Soprema 1500, which is a peel and stick underlay product. You will want to do this is in warmer temps so it adheres to each other.

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  Post subject: Re: How should i reroof this low slope porch- first time
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I remember you from the other site.,so I pulled the pix and posted them here for you.Lots of great pro's here for you.


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  Post subject: Re: How should i reroof this low slope porch- first time
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These are the last of them.My recommendation is to use a peel and stick roof system.It is very Diy friendly.


Make sure you purchase the base sheet that goes with the cap sheet.Follow the manufacture instructions then when you get 1 course away from the wall and before the pitch break where the flat meets the shingles repost and everyone can walk you through it.

Several courses of shingles will have to be removed so the material can go under the shingles.

Be VERY careful with that asbestos siding.,the material should go behind it too.Asbestos is very toxic.Without soaking your home.,use a spray bottle and wet the siding a little.IMO asbestos is most toxic in the dust form.With that type of siding patience is needed.

I would refrain from an adhesive application.With no experience with the adhesive it can get ugly very quick.

I would also refrain from trying to use torch down for obvious fire hazards.

I would definately stick () with the SBS system.Definately a Diy friendly product that is clean and it adheres on its own with a little pressure.

No tar on your face,neck,arms,hands,legs,elbows,ears or in your hair.No mess on the new material,shingles or on your ladder,driveway,windows,gutters,siding,fascia,carp et,door knobs,vehicles,wife,kids or the family pet.

No 911 calls or visits from the fire department for trying the torchdown route.Torchdown is for professionals and NOT the first time Diy'r.


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  Post subject: Re: How should i reroof this low slope porch- first time
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Take off the first 1' or so of siding and about 2' of shingles so your roof goes up the other slope and well behind the siding. DOn't cut it flush and caulk it! If that's the plan, just leave it open and let the plywood turn the water. :doubt:

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once you get the base sheet on there go ahead and slide your flashing under the siding of the house if you can, if not, use counter flashing. it is alot better but much more complicated to install so go for the tucking of the standard flashing first and then volcom caulk the gap if there is one in the flashing where it would meet.


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1. Hire a professional

or:

2. Re-deck ( you can go over existing deck with 7/16" osb ).
3. Install new drip edge and prime with asphalt primer lightly to top of drip.* a must
4. Sweep or blow new decking for a clean surface.
5. Install Mule-Hide self adhered modified membrane. (ABC Supply)
6. install new counterflashing to wall above roof and seal.

I would also sugest removing 2-3 courses of you old shingles above low-slope roof, ading ice and water
shield and new shingles along w new fascia



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  Post subject: Re: How should i reroof this low slope porch- first time
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totally impossible . actually, this is rocket science and you dont have the skills.
NOBODY does.
You have been informed about the most user friendly low-slope roofing.
But the real work is in the tie-in points. The walls(behind delicate and crumbly asbestos siding) and underneath the shingles.
The shingles are beyond repair. Their life has been baked out of them. The shingles should have been replaced 5 years ago. There is no flexibility left. they will crumble in your hands like dust.
Water gets trapped between the multiple layers of shingles.
Do people tell you it "smells funny" in the house?
Replace The entire roof by the very best professional roofer you can find.
Also increase the ventilation of this roof 100 fold.


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