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Old 08-25-2008, 01:03 PM   #1
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OK - I am in a tough situation. I am adding on 800+ sq/ft to my home. Currently my roof is tar and gravel with box gutters. It's a 3/12 pitch and with the addition an area of 39 squares.

So far, with the pitch, it looks like I have only a couple of options; metal or torch-on(down).

What is the pro/cons for going torch down vs. metal? And are there options I should be considering?

I know torch-down will be cheaper in materials and I have a friend who installs them for a living.

Just looking for some advice. The box gutters are going to be cut back and new facia and sophets and gutters will be installed when the roof is completed.

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Old 09-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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Probably your best option would be the modified bitumen roof, especially since you have someone supposedly qualified to do it.

The perimeter edge and tie in details are the most critical, so find out how he is going to treat those specifications.

Post photos of the existing roof where the tie-in is going to be attached to.

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