Hi all, hope everyone is well,
My roof is leaking bad and I had two guys give me estimates. I live in queens, New York.
Guy 1-- Cost $4,500. He want to tear everything off and replace with Liberty SBS self-adhering roofing systym Low slpe membranes. GAF/ELK. Replace up to 3 pieces of wood deck. I lost the scope of work paper he gave me
Guy 2-- Cost $6,700. Want to tear everything off and replace any damage roof deck if necessary. Clean the roof deck surface, apply insulation all over the roof deck. Then apply base sheet on top of insulation with Karnac trowel grade adhesive. Will cut and take out old flashing from the parapet wall, then make cement stucco with galvanized wire mesh. After that apply Firestone APP 160 torch-down roof on the roof deck. Apply fabric with bull dog flashing cement all around the roof. Finally they will apply bull dog aluminum coating all over the new installed roof. ( I dont know if any of this is good, sounds good)
From what I been reading I believe i read not to use SBS, I also read that its Illegal in New York to use Torch-Down because of a lot of fires reported. I read the best is IBS which is lifetime warranted .
So as you can see I read a lot and still know nothing
so Please help me,
Thanks in advance,
Oh, and what should I ask and check from the guys as far as contract, license, insurance ?
What should I get in writing to protect myself from a disaster or future leaks.