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Have rolled roof cracking all over - no leaks though next steps?

Have rolled roof cracking all over - no leaks though next steps?


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Old 09-08-14, 01:46 PM
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Have rolled roof cracking all over - no leaks though next steps?

I have a rolled roof that has been on for about 12 years.. has lots of cracking and some places are literally peeling off. This roof was rolled over an existed rolled roof and I have never had any issues with leaking at least so no evidence of leaking.

I'm trying to determine if I should simply apply some tar over the loose areas and let the roof ride out a few more years or look at a full replacement.

Again.. I am not having any leaking issues.

Any thoughts on how to deal with a rolled roof that is work but funcitional at this oint?
 
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Old 09-08-14, 02:41 PM
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If you can afford to do it, or have it done, a full tear-off and replacement would be best. If that is out of the question there are some coatings that can be applied that will give you some time, maybe only a year, maybe as much as five years. The bad part is that while less expensive then doing the job right the coatings ARE expensive.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 05:31 AM
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rolled roof over old rolled roof? picture attached

I have a rolled roof that was placed over an older rolled roof over 15 years ago. My roof is not leaking. The newest old roof as you can see is getting fairly worn yet as I have stated I am not really seeing any leaking at all.

I was planning on putting a coating of tar coating over the existing roofing and then another layer of rolled roofing.

Any thoughts on this process or other recommendations that may be cost effective. thank you
 
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Old 09-10-14, 07:59 AM
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In most situations two layers are the maximum permitted. Since you already have two I would tear off both layers and re-roof.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 08:06 AM
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Jeffrey: I have merged your two threads - please stick to one thread per question in the future, makes it a lot easier to keep things organized.
 
 

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