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Old 03-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #1
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I have a low slope roof, about 3 in 12. Was originally a 3 ply hot mop, I think. Had a new roof done in about 2003, a torch down membrane.

There are a few spots looking a little dry/cracked, if that makes sense to you guys. No leaks at this time, and hasn't leaked with the current roof.

I want to begin thinking about replacement options, getting some information on materials.

The roof area is approx 1720 sq ft, an L shape from plan view. No gutters, only 4 penetrations, 2plumbing vents, one range hood vent, and one electrical mast.

Comments are appreciated, thanks.

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3:12 is not truly a low slope and can accommodate several material types.

I prefer metal over membrane systems but that is just my opinion.

Given that the home is in a Coastal region, I would recommend something sturdy enough to deal with those likely weather conditions.

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Equal to or more than 2: 12 = steep slope
Less than 2: 12 = low slope

This could be a regional difference but, Miami roofers are permitted to apply fiberglass shingles, concrete or clay tile, or metal roofing on a 3:12.


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In our area there are a lot of this style of house. I haven't seen a similar roof with shingles, though I imagine there are some out there.


I am thinking a membrane type of roof would be the best option. I have a lot of trees so I will be on the roof several times a year getting them off.


Can you guys post some comments about the various types of membrane roofs? I guess I could go with another torch down, but want to consider some options with a longer life span.
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