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Old 04-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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I'm wondering your guys' thoughts on the following roof. House is a 1 story ranch that is 1692sqft.

Roof is in need of some help. Back is leaking (If I can figure out how to post pictures, note the tarp) into one 3 season sun room that was put on as an addition. No other apparent leaks. I have not been up into the attic yet though... Also you will may be able to see the moss growing on the front corner of the roof (far side of the picture).

I'm thinking the roof will need to be replaced either now or soon. Not sure that it is something I would do myself or not...

I have considered standing seam, which seems very $$, but may be the best option. I have read a little about other options but not really sure...

I did not have a chance to measure the roof. In the back it starts as the same slope as the front, and then flattens out as it breaks over the sun room.

Thoughts??

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Where are you located?

Is snow a concern?

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Snow is a concern. Central VT.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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Have you noticed all the homes in your area going to metal roofs?
Last time I was there it looked like almost everyone had given up on shingles and had all gone metal.
There's plenty of metal roofs with a 75 year warrenty on the finish.
May cost more at first but will save having to redo the roof again for a very long time.
Those shingles you have now are just cheap 3 tab shingles, with that low a slope if I was installing the shigles I would have used Storm and Ice shield on the whole roof and Arcutecual shingles and run them with less exposure if I was going to shingle the roof.
I'd be also be looking up in the attic and air sealing and making sure I had R-50 of insulation up there.
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Snow is a concern. Central VT.

Then I would go to metal roof.
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Thanks for the replies!

Is standing seam worth the extra $ over one with the screws exposed? How much additional maint is there if they are exposed going forward?
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No exposed fastner to leak with standing seam.
Please do not just go buy some cheap box store roofing.
I would not suggest DIYing a standing seam roof, your not likly to have the tools needed, or the know how on how to seal around the vents.
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Thanks for the replies!

Is standing seam worth the extra $ over one with the screws exposed? How much additional maint is there if they are exposed going forward?
Screws in our climate need to be removed and replace approx every 20 years as the washers tend to wear out.
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Is that the only additional maintenance verse the hidden anchors? Seems odd to pay more simply for screws to be hidden

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Screws in our climate need to be removed and replace approx every 20 years as the washers tend to wear out.

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