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Number 2..........and, I don't know how...

Number 2..........and,

I don't know how well those "sealers" work. You might have to do that every year or two.
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Sounds like a bad roof installation if you have...

Sounds like a bad roof installation if you have water running down the walls, maybe at those "connecting points" you mentioned.

If you had photos posted somewhere, this might offer up ideas....
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If the sklight is leaking in and around the...

If the sklight is leaking in and around the flashings themselves {new or not}, you could try a highly flexible high quality caulking like polyurethane....or a tube of "modified asphalt" cement. But,...
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I almost banged my head against the wall just...

I almost banged my head against the wall just reading about it. Is it a different brand? Is this a half-round gutter, or the "K" style, or the Rainglow style?
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I suspect anyone saying "rubber is the only way...

I suspect anyone saying "rubber is the only way to go".
Your pitch is definitely to low for any shingle, but in addition to rubber, there are "modifieds" available which also can work great. The...
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I think an EPDM roof is actually one flat roof a...

I think an EPDM roof is actually one flat roof a homeowner COULD install successfully, as long as you follow the instructions. The instructions are available, for free, from the various manufacturers...
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If the interior sq. ft. of this house is 1,000,...

If the interior sq. ft. of this house is 1,000, you might have as much as twice the number of square feet in roof surface, due to the overhangs, linear ft. of ridge caps....the so-called "waste...
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i'm wondering what they mean by "fix the roof"? ...

i'm wondering what they mean by "fix the roof"?

Don't know if your potential future home has a flat roof or a pitched one, but basically, nearly all moblie homes I've seen with pitched roofs are...
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Before you do any wood repairs, you need to...

Before you do any wood repairs, you need to permanently fix the leaking. Leaks which occur on flat roofs are usually from the seams, edge flashings, or various abutments/junctures with walls,...
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There's all kinds of ways one might repair a...

There's all kinds of ways one might repair a tar&gravel roof. But the "bandaid approach I described has proven to work for me, AND last quite a number of YEARS. And, once a tar&gravel roof starts to...
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So, is this a smooth surfaced roof? Where are...

So, is this a smooth surfaced roof?
Where are the leaks showing up inside?
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After years of seeing leaks of all kinds and...

After years of seeing leaks of all kinds and sizes involving all manner of flashings, tie-ins, abutments, etc...this year, for some mysterious reason, we've run accross a number of leaks from roof...
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One can repair a T&G roof...right over the...

One can repair a T&G roof...right over the gravel. We've done it for years with good success. The tricks are:
1. Sweep off the loose gravel, dirt etc. from the suspected area.
2. Next, apply a...
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How about more specifics.......such as: Is the...

How about more specifics.......such as:
Is the "tar paper" granulated?
Are there visible cracks in it?
Do the seams appear to be "open"/
How long do you want to get out of the repair and how much...
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IF you haven't fixed those leaks yet, the most...

IF you haven't fixed those leaks yet, the most important step is to thoroughly clean those joints FIRST. Otherwise, you could end up simply laying good sealant over a film of dirt etc. {even if it...
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Didn't read what others had to say....but a good...

Didn't read what others had to say....but a good product that could hold up to feet and/or decking would be one of the self-adhering granulated modified membrane roof systems.
It's also something...
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You could, if you're carefull, mark a line on...

You could, if you're carefull, mark a line on either side of the wall....2-3 inches up...following the roof line...then take a circular saw which you've adjusted for depth....to cut through "most"...
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Why not "place the gutter near the...

Why not "place the gutter near the roof"....instead of "near the foundation"....?
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Do not assume that because you had a new roof...

Do not assume that because you had a new roof installed, that would have taken care of the leak. One of the MORE COMMON things I've seen over the years is where homeowners have had 2 and even 3...
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New gutters won't necessarily solve your problem....

New gutters won't necessarily solve your problem. Although about half of gutter installers seem to even bother with edge flashings, the ones they usually install are indequate to all weather...
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Posted By E. Dodge

I second the previous poster. Have done many of...

I second the previous poster. Have done many of these "redecks" and there's no real benifit to lining up the plywood over the rafters. Just make sure you nail, or staple {using a deck stapler} every...
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Gutter screens or the newer fangled covers all...

Gutter screens or the newer fangled covers all help. But I don't think anything works 100%.
Some people absolutely need something like this however, or the gutters fill up every month.
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If I understand what you're asking......after...

If I understand what you're asking......after you've run the step flashings to the top, you can take 2 more step flashings, and snip them at an angle, in such a way that each one crosses the other as...
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Posted By E. Dodge

Not sure what exactly you have there...but...

Not sure what exactly you have there...but sometimes an unorthodox arangement of materials is required to repair something. Maybe you could be a bit more specific?
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Posted By E. Dodge

I'd STILL recomend trying to locate an outfit who...

I'd STILL recomend trying to locate an outfit who might even pay you some cash for them.

Otherwise, you could do anything you want with them, as long as your local building code authority doesn't...
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