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gail1323

10:51AM | 09/09/11
Member Since: 08/12/07
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I HAVE A FLAT ROOF WITH A RUBBER ROOF WHICH HAS SEVERAL PATCHES AND NOW SEVERAL HOLES--MY PROPERTY HAS MANY TREES WHICH ARE KEPT AWAY FROM THE HOUSE BUT I STILL HAVE RACOONS AND SQUIRRELS UP THERE FROM TIME TO TIME---THE DAMAGE NOW FROM A WILDLIFE GUY IS JUST THE 8YR OLD ROOF IS GETTING OLD AND DAMAGE PROBABLY FROM WEATHER AND FLYING BRANCHES -THERE IS NO RACOON PRESENCE OBVIOUS BUT HE THINKS SQUIRRELS ARE DAMAGING THE TORN SPOTS GOING AFTER THE GLUE --I HAVE HAD 3 CONTRACTORS GIVE ME ESTIMATES WITH 3 DIFFERENT OPTIONS 1.THE FIRST CONTRACTOR WANTS TO PUT A NEW MEMBRANE OVER WITH NO TEAR-OFF AND JUST FIX THE DAMGE FIRST AND JUST DO AN OVERLAY WITH THE NEW MEMBRANE 2. WANTS TO PUT ON A STICK AND PEEL KIND OF ROOF WITH GRANULES ATTACHED AND A MUCH BETTER WARRRANTY WITH A COMPLETE TEAROFF 3. WANTS TO PUT ON A REALLY THICK KIND OF MEMEBRANE WITH GRANULES CALLED COOLSTAR WHERE THE SEAMS ARE FLASH WELDED TOGETHER AND IT HAS A 2 INCH INSULATION BOARD UNDERNEATH AND IS SAID TO LAST 20YRS--MY QUESTION IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO GO IS JUST FIX THE DAMAGE AND HAVE ANOTHER RUBBER EPDM PUT OVER AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE LIKE 3 TIMES MORE IS THE COOLSTAR ROOF---WHICH IS REALLY THE BEST VALUE IF I DONT WANT TO DEAL WITH THIS HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT 20 YRS----IS THE COOLSTAR REALLY WORTH THE PRICE OR FORGET IT JUST GO WITH AN OVERLAY--SO FAR I HAVE NO LEAKS BUT THE ROOF SIZE IS 62 X19--NOT A ROOFER AND MY BROTHER SAYS JUST GO THE CHEAPEST WAY---THANKS BUT HELP!!


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