What rolled roofing material is best?

Old 05-06-05, 09:58 AM
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What rolled roofing material is best?

I need to replace the low slope roof over my living room. The roof is 15 long by 19 wide with a 2.5 slope. I would like some advice what brand and type of rolled roofing is best. Specifically, I would like to know weather to get fiberglass or organic material, mineral granules on the full width or partial width (designed to overlap more). Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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It sounds like you're planning on using a "90lb." rolled roofing product. If that's the case, the brands sold by H. Depot and Lowes are as good as anything, I think.
Some guys like the organic better, I happen to prefer the fiberglass. Both will work.

You might check into one of the "self-adhering" granulated "modified" membrane systems. Home depot MIGHT sell it in some stores, but they are easily obtainable from a Roof Material Wholesaler, located in the Yellow Pages. They are a 2 part system, not counting the flashing details. But they would be far far more durable than 90lb., come with a warranty, and can be installed with any specialized roofing tools.
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Even though you are just under the min. slope for shingles, you might consider full coverage of GIWS and shingles in this area.

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