Need new roof in Nov

Old 10-19-10, 05:24 AM
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Need new roof in Nov

My sky light and roof stated to leak after a recent storm.Is putting a new roof on in Nov in Penn OK or should I wait if I can until warmer time(Spring).Wondering about the shingles staying down with strong winds in winter (Sun usually help them to stick to other shingles,so they don't blow up).Or am I just over thinking about it.

PS: Putting ice dam 6 ft from edge, rest 15# felt.30yr ARC,taking off old roof to inspect (if boards bad or insects),replace flashing around fireplace if needed.
Old 10-19-10, 05:32 AM
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Yep, you can do this now
Old 10-20-10, 10:05 AM
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I think if you mean hiring someone to do it then yes, but if you're meaning doing it yourself you need to consider how fast you can work and how much time is available... With my circumstances, I'd avoid starting a roof at this time in Michigan because I'd be up against earlier sunset and more frequent rain and the risk of snow.

I'm finishing a roof I've been doing myself which I began in mid August. The scope has been fairly huge, besides a tear-off I've also torn off sheathing, reframed the roof over the dormers, added a layer of sheathing over part of the roof, torn off ceiling lath and plaster inside and replaced siding on 2 dormers.

Like I said, the earlier sunset now really cuts into the time if you're working full time during the week as I am... I can get to the house at about 6 PM, so when the sun was out until 9:30 I had at least 3-4 hours of work on a weekday. Now that it's setting at 7:15, I get a little over 1 hour - and the particular area I'm wokring right now doesn't lend itself to having a place to put a work light. And it really hurts when you cut into that hour with setup, time to get your tools and materials out to the roof.. But I'm keeping the cleanup from cutting into daylight by cleaning up after dark, and having been at this project this long I'm used to the climbing up and down that I can get down by what ambient light remains after dark.

This would probably be a 2 week job if I could do it uninterrupted by family and work. I found the large uninterrupted areas always go fast, it's the edges and penetrations that slow things down. My dormers also went faster after I put up the new framing, the 6/12 pitch I built it at was a world easier to handle than the 9/12 where I really felt I needed the brackets, so setting up and moving those was another thing that ate my time on the project.
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I'm not a roofer but share bill's concern about the wind. It takes more than just sun to heat up the little glue strip to seal the shingles to each other. I've seen some shingles around here that turned up or blew off from strong winds when there hadn't been enough sunny warm days to make the glue hold. I would think it would be more of a problem with a light colored roof as opposed to a dark color shingle.

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