installing rolled roofing


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Old 04-24-03, 03:51 PM
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installing rolled roofing

I have ripped off the old rolled roofing and am installing the new. The problem is....where do you put the nails? I have a sinking feeling that I have put too many in. Help, please.
 
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Old 04-26-03, 12:47 PM
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Quick install Guide:
Apply base sheet(comes in 3 squre rolls). Nail every 12" using a capped nail(simplex). If you don't put a base sheet down, you won't be able to remove it. Roll roofing is held by an adhesive (looks like foundation coating).
Then,
Roll 1st coarse out. it relaxes. Nail along top ridge every 6-12 inches. GENTLY lift roofing material over so it's upside down. Applied mop(a brush with a mop handle) down adhesive. Gently enbed new material by flipping back over, slowly embedding in adhesive. Repeat entire procedue. Seal seams by pressing seams and if they don't hold use roofing cement(tar).
Manufacturers usually carry an install sheet or you could go to your local library. Any more ???? come back!!Hope I helped!
 
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Old 04-26-03, 12:55 PM
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I also wanted to mention that I know it's a little more money, but will last 4 times longer. GAF sells a product called Rubberoid mop down and has a choice of black or white granulated. 10 year warrantee. Applied like the way I mentioned, available @ roofing/siding warehouses. Far superior. Comes in 1 square rolls.
 
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Old 04-30-03, 04:58 PM
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Thanks so much for your reply! You were very helpful. I have to tell you that I've never repaired a roof before and am pretty much clueless. My "do it yourself" books have not been too helpful. Here is what I did. First, I put down the liner...nailing it every 10 inches or so. Then, I put roofing cement on all of the nail holes. Next, I layed out the rolled roofing and nailed it every 6 inches or so. It now is curling. Did you mean to put the cement over the whole piece of roofing before putting it down? And then just nailing the underneath part? Thanks again!
 
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Old 04-30-03, 05:33 PM
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Lay out the base sheet first. Nail it with capped nails(nails with washers). Mop a each coarse with adhesive(modified is what they call it). iT is available @ your roofing /siding supply house. Basically, the base sheet is fiberglass, nailed down every 12", and a mop down adhesive is applied to glue the roll roofing to the base sheet. Then the seams are sealed>
 
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Old 04-30-03, 05:34 PM
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Lay out the base sheet first. Nail it with capped nails(nails with washers). Mop a each coarse with adhesive(modified is what they call it). iT is available @ your roofing /siding supply house. Basically, the base sheet is fiberglass, nailed down every 12", and a mop down adhesive is applied to glue the roll roofing to the base sheet. Then the seams are sealed. But you can nail the roll roofing in the non-granulated areas.
 
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Old 05-18-03, 04:14 PM
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Sorry for the delay in replying.....I've been very busy. But I just re-read your answer, and I finally "got" what you're talking about. You're a life-saver. Thanks so much!
 
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Help!

I'm even more basic. Can you elaborate further. I, too, have to repair a rolled roof. Thanks/.
 
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Old 10-22-08, 05:35 PM
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Rolled Roof

Since my roof is storm damaged and around 1/3 came off with heavy winds, I'm wondering if there's a better option for me than simply redoing the rolled roof. There's a slight pitch and it's simply a horsebarn. Don't need anything fancy. Any ideas?
 
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Old 10-22-08, 06:17 PM
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Hi animalsaverscal, welcome to our forums!

I would suggest you post a detailed question about your problem in the roofing forum as the people in this five year old thread are no longer members.
 
 

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