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Old 03-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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I live in calgary and need to do a re roof on my house, it would sure be nice to know the best thing to put on my 1/12 roof?

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I live in calgary and need to do a re roof on my house, it would sure be nice to know the best thing to put on my 1/12 roof?
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Probably some kind of torch-down roofing membrane or at the least a roll roofing.

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it really depends on the size of the project and amount you are willing to budget. You are now going to get a million suggestions depending on the respondent's preference.
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I do never recommend torch down roofing for an amateur DIY'er. Please for your sake pick somethign else so you don't burn down your house. Also remember that there is no forgiveness on a flat roof. if you make on mistake it will leak.


Learn more about your flat roofing options: Low Slope Roofing

Not knowing anything about the project it's hard to make a recommendation. I personally prefer thermoplastic membranes like PVC and TPO however it takes specialized equipment and a little bit of know how. Therefore when it comes to DIYers I usually suggest self adhering modified bitumen. It's EZ to install, it is expensive, but it's a little bit harder to make a mistake. I also often recommend EPDM for the DIYer because it's easier to install then the PVC or TPO. EPDM will be a little bit cheaper than the SA Mod Bit, but takes a little more know how.


Keep in mind that the roof is a SYSTEM. This means more than just the membrane. Do you need insulation, cover board, ventilation, specialty flashings? Is a tear off necessary? The considerations for low slope roofing options are numerous.
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Pictures would be a great help here.

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