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Replaceing the shingle is no problem so long as...

Replaceing the shingle is no problem so long as he can break the seal of the upper and lower shingle without damaging the upper and lower shingle. This is usually not a problem if the shingles are...
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Ahh that's what we call a "shiner" since the...

Ahh that's what we call a "shiner" since the shiny head of the nail can be easily seen in bright sun light.

I'd fix it by removing the nail, pumping the hole full of polyurethane caulk, then...
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I am in Chicago so my answers will vary. 15# is...

I am in Chicago so my answers will vary. 15# is minimum code and we don't use it. We use 30#. We like it better, and less likely to tear and wrinkle than 15. I had 90# in the valleys on my roof on my...
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We use standard pitch forks to remove the...

We use standard pitch forks to remove the shingles. Then we like to follow up with a shignle ripper because of the theeth it has to pop out all the old roofing nails. It goes fast this way. If you...
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The answer depends on the type of vent you have. ...

The answer depends on the type of vent you have. First off Bud brings up a very good point about conflicts of ventilation and I suggest checkout air vent's website to learn more about ventilation...
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Rolled roofing is not a sloped roof product. Look...

Rolled roofing is not a sloped roof product. Look at the wrapper. it is intended for use in a low slope built up roofing application using multiple layers of roofing, base sheet, mid ply, cap sheet,...
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Wow an 1/8" thick shingle is thik, unless it's...

Wow an 1/8" thick shingle is thik, unless it's laminated. A picture will help alot.
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Very nice article!!! I intend to let others,...

Very nice article!!! I intend to let others, including my customers, know about this article.
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Pictures would definetly help alot in answering...

Pictures would definetly help alot in answering this question.

Modified bitumen may be more appropriate than epdm since modified bitumen is more chemically similiar to the shingles and will be...
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I am certified by Certainteed. GAF is do it...

I am certified by Certainteed. GAF is do it yourself grade and has really reduced the ammount of asphalt in their product since in 2008 there was a shortage. Owens corning is production builder grade...
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Ok sorry to spam post. I just realized two...

Ok sorry to spam post. I just realized two things. 1) you are in california and I heard rumor that torch applied roofing was banned years ago. I could be wrong so do not quote me on that. It's also...
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Elastomeric is more "elastic" therefore will...

Elastomeric is more "elastic" therefore will weather better especially in freeze thaw. I'm not sure of your climate, but here in Chicago, silver coat will flake after a few years and needs to be...
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Hi Johnny, I see you're making the rounds. I...

Hi Johnny, I see you're making the rounds. I replied to your post in the roofing talk forums. This is the kind of roof you get when hiring a general contractor to do the roof. Like hiring a general...
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Your home inspector could be right. Alot of...

Your home inspector could be right. Alot of siding guys will not cut holes before putting on the vented panels. Idiots.

What you can do is to send someone into the attic and from the outside...
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The two are typically the same. The dumpster...

The two are typically the same. The dumpster companies ask me what kind of roof, asphalt or cedar. Cedar weighs much much much less than asphalt. If I am tearing off asphalt they won't send out...
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This can be accomplished a number of ways....

This can be accomplished a number of ways. Replacing the shingle may be the best way, depending on the condition of the existing shingles. If you're unsure how to do this I can share step by step...
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Quite honestly if you don't have gutters...

Quite honestly if you don't have gutters directing and controlling the water it'll be hard to get the water away from your foundation. Wow you're expecting the basement to leak in 5 years, that's...
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Seamed gutters look cheap in my opinion and each...

Seamed gutters look cheap in my opinion and each seam WILL eventually become a leak, probably in about 5 years depending on your climate. The freeze thaw kills the seams. Each seam is a maintenance...
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