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    Absolutely sucks sucks sucks

    I don't know how on Earth anyone can stand this shit for more than a day.

    A renewed respect for the folks that find a way to enjoy this type of work day in and day out

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    Re: Roofing

    Ditto. Although I had fun with a rubber roof 2 months ago..

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    Ya its a shitty job. Used to do it. You get like 2 or 3 perfect days a year for it. Either that it's too hit where you mark up the shingles if you don't go fast enough or its too cold and they crack if you bend them too much. When my easy roof needed to be done a few years ago I hired out for it. Those guys had it stripped and re-roofed in 1 day.

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    Yeah, kinda seeing the light now. I figured it would have been fairly straightforward to strip, being that it's a single layer of shingles and a single strip of tarpaper in place of ice/ water sheild.

    I'm convinced my roof has quadrupled in size since I began the work yesterday.

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    I don't know how those contractors can do that kind of work long term. The pitch of the roof is brutal on the ankles and knees.

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    Re: Roofing

    I had a father/son team do my roof a couple years ago, they did it as a side job, did half one Saturday, and the other half the next, They also replaced all my soffit trim, small roof, 13 squares

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    Re: Roofing

    Yep, F this S still


    Bituthene is done.....well...half done...ran it up to the ridge because I'm crazy like that. Peeled only half of the backing at the peak so I could use the full width of the roll on the other side and stapled it....or so I thought.

    I didn't anticipate the strong winds ahead of the incoming t-storms so when the t-storms finally arrived I wanted to check the attic for any leaks and to my surprise, the entire run on the ridge had unstapled itself! Wanna know the quickest way to get bundles onto a roof? Run them up when there's thunder and lightning and a wide open ridge.

    Ended up sprinting 8 bundles to the roof to weight down the non-adhered side of bituthene. Stress level 23

    Hoping to finish the drip edge tomorrow and if I'm not laying shingles down by the afternoon, I'll be sure to complain about it here. LoL

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    I believe I've reached the halfway point.

    Fell off the roof only 3 times but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

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    I can't imagine how much of a pain in the ass this is, but at least it looks great!

    You're still alive, so you must have gotten lucky and landed on your head.


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    Re: Roofing

    Other than cost, is there a logical reason to not do a metal roof? I think I'm going to be in need of a replacement sometime in the next 5 years, and I really dig metal roofs. Heard noise could be an issue, and all the bedrooms are technically in the attic.

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    Re: Roofing

    Cost.
    Snow.
    Matching other structures.
    Concern about paint fading.
    I've heard some people have trouble with bad contractors. (But that's true with shingles too, amirite?!)
    Some people (like my father) simply cannot stand the look of a metal roof.

    So far we love ours. Noise is not an issue at all and I'm living in a cape with bedrooms right under the roof pitch.
    We have a few dents in it already from acorns and such. Can't see them from more than ~20'.

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    Re: Roofing

    That all makes sense....except snow. I thought metal was better for snow. I have a very shallow section of roof I gotta run heaters on to prevent ice damns. I thought metal roof would help solve this. What am I missing?

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    Re: Roofing

    Snow comes off in big piles and fast. Some people aren't down with that.

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    Re: Roofing

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Snow comes off in big piles and fast. Some people aren't down with that.
    I live for that.

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    Re: Roofing

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Other than cost, is there a logical reason to not do a metal roof? I think I'm going to be in need of a replacement sometime in the next 5 years, and I really dig metal roofs. Heard noise could be an issue, and all the bedrooms are technically in the attic.
    metal roofs are only noisy in un insulated buildings, minimum insulation easily muffles the patter of most rain storms, hail might roar a bit, but it does on shingle roofs too

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    Re: Roofing

    Quote Originally Posted by JettaJayGLS View Post
    Other than cost, is there a logical reason to not do a metal roof?
    In the event snow slides off, I'd end up with the deck taking a hit from the weight of the snow and my front door would likely be blocked.
    I also couldn't warm up to the idea of all that snow ending up as an iceberg across the width of the house front and back so, shingles are my preference here.

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    Re: Roofing

    Anyone up for stripping the other half in a couple weeks?


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    Damn that sounds terrible. Mine has 3 layers. Guess I'll just pay someone.

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    I can’t count how many times I said, “If you think college is hard, try roofing.”

    I did my share when younger, but my son and I did a simple shed last summer, 2 sides, each about 10x16. Not difficult, but tedious and wearing. Can’t imagine going solo on a house roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    Damn that sounds terrible. Mine has 3 layers. Guess I'll just pay someone.
    Unless you like hard work paying someone else is the best way to go.

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    No takers?

    Can't say I blame you

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
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