Roof Replacement


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Old 03-11-03, 07:37 AM
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Roof Replacement

I have a 20year old shingle roof on a Florida mobile home. There are no leaks & I would like to know if anyone can recommend a good sealer that I can apply myself instead of re shingleing or having a 'roof over' done? Thank you
 
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Old 03-11-03, 04:22 PM
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I would replace the roof. By age alone it is nearing the end of its life, and it sounds like it has done a good job. There are some things you can paint on your roof, but they will only work a little while and since your going to have to replace you roof anyway, if you put something on it, it will cost you more when you have your old roof torn off. Good Luck
 
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Old 03-12-03, 03:37 AM
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Thanks Jack, my next question is would you get it re shingled or a alluminum <insulated > roof over. Both sound expensive $2400 <including tear off > or $2800 repectively for a 1000sq ft. roof!! Roger
 
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Old 03-15-03, 07:08 AM
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If it were me, I would not use either. I would put on a steel roof.
It comes in sheets 39" wide with a 36" covering area, and up to 24 feet in length and also in 6 different colors. Stronger then aluminum, will keep your home cooler and about the same price.
I do not think that price is that bad. In fact it is about right. 10 square, labor + materials 180 to 200 a square, insurance, taxs, dump charges, and tear off. Sounds good to me.
 
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Old 03-15-03, 08:23 AM
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Thanks Jack, I will investigate that option & keep you posted !! Roger
 
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Old 03-16-03, 10:25 PM
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Hi Roger,

Prices you've been quoted seem a tad on the high end of the spectrum, but within reason. Get at least 3-4 bids, check references, and be sure of what's included in the bid.

Lots of metal roofs going up in my area. I've seen them as reroof on a couple of mod hms & they look very nice, long as ya pick a decent color, saw a pale blue one the other day I didn't think much of, looked like a baby boy's nursery, also the new systems have very good warranties. Which of course is only as good as the company that wrote it.

Just my 2 cents worth here, but the cheapest way out is to overlay it with 25 yr shingles. I mean no offense, but we're talking about a 20 yr old mobile home, that's in Fla. Surely there ain't gonna be no snow build up in the winter to worry about, we hope anyway, and if so all bets are off And what's the life expectancy of this structure?

But back to my point, the roof is sound, no weak spots in the decking, and doesn't leak, right?, Only a thorough walk over the roof will tell you this. But if so overlay is a viable option, & definitely the cheapest route! The pitch of the roof can't be that steep, probably a 4/12 and we're talking 10 sq. You can buy the shingles & rent an air nailer for the weekend for under $500.

If you were in the area, I'd bid an overlay job like that for around $1200-$1400, materials included, be out of there in a half day. That's about half the cost of a tear off. Just some more food for thought.
 
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Old 03-17-03, 04:50 AM
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Thanks Awsome,yea this place ain't the Taj Mahal !! < as I told the guy who wanted $1200 to exchange a doorwall> As you saw in my original question I was looking for an inexpensive way out <the home worth $25000> with no leaks> I am prepared to go up there myself , thought I could buy somekinda sealer, but Jack did not recommend that. Thank you both for your help, this is what makes this service GREAT !! Roger
 
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Old 03-21-03, 08:35 AM
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Been trying to get quotes for overlay shingle or metal roofover. Down here in Florida they either don't call back or don't show up.One roofer advised me to use Thermo- Lastic an Acrylic Elastomeric by Associated Paint of Medley Florida. He claimed it would give me 7 years at a cost of $400 applying it myself. Anyone out there had any experiences with it or similiar product? Thanks Roger
 
 

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