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Old 05-15-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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Hi, My parents need their roof replace in Sun City Arizona and I have only done Northeast Roofs. In Arizona their Central A C Unit is on the roof held there on a mounting bracket. I have no idea how to get the old roof off and how to get my Water and Ice paper and new shingles under this very heavy and bulky Roof-Mounted Central Air Conditioner Unit ?
If someone out there can talk me through this step by step or has a sequence of step by step photos from a manual this would help me a great deal because I am going out to Sun City, Arizona on May 29, 2010 to start stripping off the old roof and I have no idea how to deal with this AC Unit mounted on the roof !
If someone out there can help me strip the roof on Saturday afternoon May 29th, 2010 ( after 1:00pm ) and Sunday, May 30th, ( I'll be there in Sun City Arizona May 29 pm until Friday, June 4th) and help me get the Water / Ice paper under the Air C Unit and the new Shingles under there, that would be great. I would pay you under the table for helping me and you would have any equipment you need to help strip the roof with me and to lift / deal with the AC Unit.

Let me know guys,

Adam

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I would pay you under the table for helping me

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What is the big deal? Can you post a pic?
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If you cannot reach under the AC unit (like it is on legs) to hand him the envelope of cash, then you won't be able to reshingle under it without removing it first.

The good news: The old shingles under the AC unit are probably not in bad condition as they did not get bleached from the sun.

The body of the AC unit can be made into part of the roofing system by lapping up the roofing materials against it and using roofing cement. This won't work if the unit has louvers on top that catch the rain and then let the rain drain down directly under it. Also this won't work if the unit needs air flow under it to operate.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #6
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Shingles? in Sun City, AZ? I've only seen flat roofs and trailers out there. If it is a thatched roof, the shingles are probably still good. If you are replacing the roof, why not rubberize instead? Cheaper, easier, cooler, and will protect against leaks better.

I need the money, but I don't think you could pay me enough to drive there.
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Shingles? in Sun City, AZ? I've only seen flat roofs and trailers out there. If it is a thatched roof, the shingles are probably still good. If you are replacing the roof, why not rubberize instead? Cheaper, easier, cooler, and will protect against leaks better.

I need the money, but I don't think you could pay me enough to drive there.
How would you rubberize a roof, and how do all the other statements apply?
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How would you rubberize a roof, and how do all the other statements apply?
White reflective insulating rubberized roll-on roof coating. Costs only $200-300 to do the whole roof. Do some research. Oh, and I've driven through Sun City and dare NOT stop - ever!
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