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primavera

03:13AM | 07/06/06
Member Since: 07/05/06
4 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
Problem:

One hole in pitched roof, few weak spots. Limited funds. Immediate help/repairs/roof needed.

Should I have:

1. Liquid-applied roof coatings or

2. Metal roof or

3. All new wood, asphalt shingles, etc.

Thank you.

Handyman

06:08AM | 07/11/06
Member Since: 11/18/98
188 lifetime posts
How old is the roof?

What area of the country are you in?

Has it been previously repaired?

Is the underlayment rotted around the hole?

Are any beams damaged?

Has a roofer inspected it?


primavera

08:15AM | 07/12/06
Member Since: 07/05/06
4 lifetime posts
How old is the roof? almost 30 years old

What area of the country are you in? east

Has it been previously repaired? a few places

Is the underlayment rotted around the hole? yes

Are any beams damaged?

Has a roofer inspected it? no

Handyman

11:34AM | 07/12/06
Member Since: 11/18/98
188 lifetime posts
You need this roof inspected as it probably needs to be replaced as you have had multiple water intrusions over the years as well as rot. Immediately get a tarp on top of the hole to prevent further water damage as your home could "mold up" before you know it with water in the attic in the summer. Then you would have many more home repair issues to handle. In Florida there are still many homes with hurricane damage from the past few years with "temporary Tarp" roofs. Stop the water before it drives you out of the home. As for coatings, they are to be applied on top of a solid roof. But it does not sound like your roof is solid.

primavera

08:05AM | 07/13/06
Member Since: 07/05/06
4 lifetime posts
Money is a problem. Is there not anything that

can be done that would shore things up for a few years? (Liquid roofing, metal roofing

with furring strips applied, etc.)

I do appreciate your advice and time. Thanks.

primavera

08:18AM | 07/13/06
Member Since: 07/05/06
4 lifetime posts
Also, are there tarps for roofs with four

valleys and four equal gables? Basically

our house is 28 ft. x 28 ft., and each

of the four gable triangles on our roof is

28 ft. long, perhaps 6 ft. in height at the

middle of each triangle.

Thank you.


Piffin

07:01PM | 07/16/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
Sorry, but a roof that old is past its prime by far. You need it roofed

Excellence is its own reward!


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