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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 02:56 AM

Been working on half my house roof. Did other side awhile back.7 years ago! Hard to believe, I thought 3. Had to cage lower plywood and some others. Took long time to remove old and repairs then, nailing all ply again too. Finally got about 10 foot of shingles on, about 30 more for height. Easy low pitch roof helps. Son in Law carries shingles up ladder, I can't do full bundles. Back is shot,wore out already, third done!

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 04:11 AM

I won't go on a roof at all anymore! Looks good!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 04:56 AM

   Looks good !!!  I went to a metal roof on my house, 50 years warranty  and it covers 3' at a rip.  I just put a roof on a friends barn and he used commercial standing seam roofing, that is amazing stuff it all snaps together with no exposed fasteners !!  40'x24' roof with no exposed fasteners !!!!!! Go slow and stay hydrated on that roof.

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Posted July 24, 2015 - 05:55 AM

 did the metal roof on my house back in '09. didnt do the standing seam, yeah I got the screws..... it was quite a bit more $$ at the time that I didnt have, I did soffit and fascia at the same time, alot of wood replaced under that metal too. ran out of $$ at the time, painted the gutters and put them back up (the old ones)  Gotta replace them this year.


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:08 AM

Looks good! I hear you GL! Just did the roof on my 10 x16ft shed last week. It is a 6/12 pitch and was no fun  at all to work on. Squatting and bending over on a roof is harder for me with my tricky back than digging ditches or framing etc. I got lucky and had one day where it was overcast and cool. First day up there was 90f and nowhere to hide from the sun. I see you are using the "Architectural" type shingles rather than the old 3 tab style. I used those as well. I like working with them. They do seem to be a lot stronger than a conventional 3 tab. I really noticed the difference when cutting up some 3 tab shingles for the ridge vent cap. 


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:17 AM

my back just hurts thinking about it. I did my roof by myself 20 years ago, 320 bundles, yes 320 its not a typo, hired some guys to remove and replace it last year, I put on 50 year , 100 mpr hurricane shingles , no tab, less shingles and heavier, the guys were complaining until I brought out a case of brown pops on ice, 360 bundles that time. I think that job would have killed me


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:27 AM

Looks like you are doing a good job. Looks like a roof I could do .....  nice low pitch.  I did the new garage 5 years ago and it's a 6 / 12 pitch. Had someone else do the roof on the house, it's a 6 / 12 also.  Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                            Roger


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:40 AM

I did the roof here with Dads help about 10 years ago. Went with the 40 yr 3 tab trying to balance $ and longevity.
There is a section of 4/12 that will need replaced before the others, but it's all good right now.

Yours is looking good GL. Nice job.
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 07:09 AM

July and August have to be the worst times to do roofing. You be careful, GL!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:18 AM

When doing my roof 21 years ago, my Ford 4500 TLB was a back saver. I put the forks on instead of the bucket and used it to hold a pallet of shingles at the edge of the roof. My roof is 7:12 and I used 40 year architectural shingles that still look good. I have had a problem with moss and fungi until I learned to sprinkle the filings, from a key cutting machine, onto the ridge. The rain leaches copper out of the filings and poisons all growth. This will protect the shingles for 1/2 year. The moss and fungi do alot of damage to the shingles if allowed to grow. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 08:46 AM

Doesn't take much to be too old for roofing!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 10:38 AM

That is in the future for me as well. Brother has a nail gun which helps.
But I am debating the steel roofing. Out here on the hill there is nothing to stop the wind for about 30 miles and I think it would hold up better. The other thing is snow load, it seems to melt quicker and slide off, where the shingles give the snow more traction.
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Posted July 24, 2015 - 11:46 AM

I shingled our house shortly after we bought it, 30+ years ago, took me two 4-day sessions.  11 years ago we had a major hail storm, so insurance took care of it.  Last year, close to 10 years to the day, another hail storm, insurance took care of it again.  I wouldn't even thing of trying it myself again!


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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:21 PM

Some suppliers have trucks with lifts that will put the shingles right  up on the roof for you!  That's the way for us old timers to go!!  No hauling up a bundle at a time..  Makes for a long day!!



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Posted July 24, 2015 - 06:38 PM

Some suppliers have trucks with lifts that will put the shingles right  up on the roof for you!  That's the way for us old timers to go!!  No hauling up a bundle at a time..  Makes for a long day!!

 

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