||09-01-2010 07:15 PM
Flat Roof for the DIYer?
Hi folks. I'm looking for some advice on our flat roofing project. We live in Eugene Oregon, serious rain all winter, hot and dry in the summer, rarely get's below freezing but it does happen at least once a year for a few days... Our slope is around 1:12 (it's an old house, one side is 1:12 the other is closer to 1/5:12).... We've got about 10 squares, it ties into a standard slope roof (formerly know as the back porch) and the back of the house. The removal and replacement of the rot and OSB (we bought the house with a very badly done roll/torch down conglomeration on it), has just about blown the budget. So we're trying to find a low slope roofing option that we can do ourselves without burning the place down (aka.... no torch for us we know better than that thanks).... We like the idea of EPDM, but can't get it locally and our roof is 22 ft deep so I think we'd end up with seams (widest I've seen is 20ft), which makes us nervious.... We're looking at modified bit, the kind you glue down instead of torch. We'd love to just use roll roofing if we could, but haven't seen any that is idicated for our low slope. The real problem is that there is alot of conflicting information out there, and we've gotten bids and talked to roofers, people bidding and just friends of ours, and all of them have their prefered application, and can't really help us compare it to other applications..... So, PVC? TPO? Mod. Bit.? We would like to have PVC, but that takes a torch doesn't it? Is there such a thing as an easy, inexpensive, high quality solution? And I know, we should hire someone.... believe me I'd rather pay some wonderful roofer to do the work..... but what's the second best option after that? Thanks:eek: