07:09AM | 11/17/05
Member Since: 11/16/05
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I am looking to replace an existing residential roof. This is a side door colonial with a raised dormer. The dormer is a 2/12 pitched roof, one estimate for replacement is to cover entirely by water/ice contact material and 3 tab shingles a second is rolled roof and a third is rubber.

Given the relatively flat surface is the cheaper shingle option sufficient for the life of the shingles?

Are there other pros' and cons to consider?

I'll probably sell in 5 years time.


01:55PM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
depends on the size of said dormer and the climate you live in. if there is snow, no way is the shingle going to be adequate with I&W under it, maybe not even for five years.

Roll roofing is only a 5-10 year product too, but the EPDM rubber seems like overkill if this isa small dormer.

Another option is a peel'n'stick product like roll roofing only reinforced and self edhesive like the I&W. Polyglas is one name brand. It would last 10-15 years. That mivcht even be what is meant in the one estimate.

More important than this choice of material is the rep of the roofer.

Excellence is its own reward!

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