Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding


05:46AM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 06/21/05
1 lifetime posts
Just bought a house and the previous owners put on gutter toppers, but generic ones. End result: clogged gutters with no access and a bottom row of shingles that are starting to pry upward. I am taking the toppers off, but they are slid under the bottom row of shingles. Do I need to affix the bottom row to the roof, and if so, can anyone explain to me the process? Thanks.


05:59AM | 06/25/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
95 lifetime posts
Not having ever installed the "toppers", but having seen a number of them.....they all tend to push the first row of shingles upwards, potentionally causing a leak as it can turn what was an adequate pitch into a low-pitch.

I don't think there's any meaningfull difference between the "brand name" versions and the generic ones....other than the ridiculous price they charge for the brand order to cover the massive TV, Radio, Newsprint, and famous talking head advertising.

A roof CAN be your "friend"...rather than "that thing you hate".

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