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Old 07-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #16
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I think we will see the end of composition roofs in our lifetime, since architectural steel shingles can be used in place of any comps, and look great. I don't have any great tips on SSR systems..the MBCI manual is the only reference book I have on it. Because this is not a big dollar market, the common roof is exposed fastener, due to cost. Installed in my area is about $1.75 a sq/ft now.

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Old 07-04-2007, 06:38 PM   #17
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When I was doing Standing or Batten Seam roofs for portions of the commercial job sites, I was also doing the entire single ply flat roof membrane and all of the architectural sheet metal work.

The price I was getting about 10 years ago, new construction mind you, was around $ 7.00 per square foot including all flashings and accessories.

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What part of Chicago area are you from. I'm located around Elgin but grew up South side.

Don't get one if at all possible!
Agh! Now you tell me!

We live in Oak Park, Illinois. We bought a 2-flat with a flat flat roof. You know, the romance of the thing etc.

The roofers are up there pounding away right now. So far we've discovered one thing: Don't put roofing tar on top of limestone. It will destroy the limestone. It's also why we got leaks in the front part of our house, I'm convinced of that.
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Ed. I like your style. Now if I were to ask you why the certainteed roof failed in such a short time on the 5/12 roof with 6 passive and 2 power vents installed would you have any answers? or other questions. Certainteed landmarks are good shingles for this climate.. what could have happened?
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If it was either the Certainteed New Horizon/Classic Horizon or the Hallmark, then there are product manufacturing issues, which very well should be covered by the warranty.

By having opposing exhaust vents in your roof, you are creating a short circuit of the ventilation system.

Rarely would 6 static vent be enough, unless you only live in a detached garage. When the Powered Attic Ventilators kick on, they pull air from the path of least resistance, which would be the nearest static air exhaust vent, rather than the soffit intake vents.

You did not describe how much fresh air intake ventilation your home had? You also need to supply the dimensions of the home from roof edge to rrof edge, not wal measurements, to provide you with the correct solution for you ventilation problem.

A lack of proper ventilation is a major reason that over 90 % of all roofs done, do not meet the manufacturers "Minimum" warranty requirements.

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Great article, not boring, useful if you're in the market for a new roof.

I just had mine done last weekend. I chose an Amish crew, I find them to be excellent craftsman for all different trades... I've always had good luck with them.

What is your opinion on Amish crews compared to others?



That's interesting about using an Amish crew. I never thought of that. Thanks!
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According To wiki how You need to consider following things in the mind:
1.Diagnose the problem with your roof to the best of your abilities so that you can discuss the problem with prospective roofers. If the roof leaks in a small area, you may just need a section patched.

2.Ask friends or neighbors for recommendations of roofers who they have used and who have done a good job.

3.Read online reviews of the roofers that have been recommended to you. You can also do a general search for roofers in your area if you couldn't get any recommendations. Websites such as Servicemagic.com, Angieslist.com or Yelp.com allow you to read reviews of local services that are written by previous customers.

4.Call at least three roofers once you have found some that have good recommendations.

5.Compare all the quotes against the recommendations you received. Don't automatically choose the roofer with the lowest estimate.

Warnings:Once you've chosen your roofer, be sure to get his estimate and his policy about guaranteeing his work in writing.

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Back on the subject of ridge vents; the roofer I am considering uses Airvent Venturivent. It seems the only difference between the Venturivent and the highly rated Shingle Vent II is the filter. Wouldnt the filter just be something that would gradually get clogged with dust and reduce airflow, and would only help with blowing snow, not rain?

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As far as a roofing bid goes, how much room for negotiation (if any) is built in to a typical bid?

Reason I am asking is I am getting some high bids! $10k, $12k, $15k for a 36 square roof with 9 solatubes seems pricey to me, and everyone I have asked. All 3 companies are highly rated, but the highest bid didnt even include a ridge vent! He did measure my roof at 42 squares, which isnt helping.

This is for Certainteed Landmark 50 yr shingles and good materials, hand-nailed, etc, and the $12k bid included Maze hot-dipped nails.

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As far as a roofing bid goes, how much room for negotiation (if any) is built in to a typical bid?

Reason I am asking is I am getting some high bids! $10k, $12k, $15k for a 36 square roof with 9 solatubes seems pricey to me, and everyone I have asked. All 3 companies are highly rated, but the highest bid didnt even include a ridge vent! He did measure my roof at 42 squares, which isnt helping.

This is for Certainteed Landmark 50 yr shingles and good materials, hand-nailed, etc, and the $12k bid included Maze hot-dipped nails.

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Those prices seem reasonable. Lowest I would be at is 13,000 and that's assuming it's an easy one layer tear off.
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2 existing layers of shingles to tear off. Just to be clear, the solatubes are already there.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:08 PM   #27
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That is cheap.

We would be at the high end of that scale.
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These are very useful information for homeowners with pitch roof. I hope you can discuss other types of roof in the future.

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