roll roofing

Old 07-21-06, 08:34 PM
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Question roll roofing

Last summer I had my roof done - everything except for a flat
section approx 12x9ft, (we were debating on getting the chimney removed) anyway...I now want to replace the roofing - it has roll roofing and it seems not to be leaking but is old and patched with tar in a few spots, I bought the new stuff and I just need opinions on should I rip up the old roofing first or should or can I even install it right over the old stuff...

I am kinda pressed for time so the quicker the better, however, I don't want to be doing it over again next year.

if I can just go over it do I just use roofing adhesive or ?

Thanks for any help...
Old 07-23-06, 11:55 AM
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I'm just a do-it-yourselfer, but I've used the Elk Roofing self-adhesive roofing succesfully. I installed it on a 12x12 sunroom in an afternoon.

I would remove the old roll first. Any imperfections in the existing roofing could damage the new roofing.

Don't take this as rude, but I've learned that if you don't have the time, or are pressed for time enough that you may rush the job, you are much better off hiring someone to do it.

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