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Old 02-02-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this site so go easy on me. Long story short. 3 years ago we hired a contractor to roof my parents home in Fenwick Island, DE. It's a 40 foot geodesic dome and the guy took 4 months to complete it. In the process there was a storm that wiped out the entire interior due to his negligence and now we are attempting a total house renovation which was supposed to be just a roofing job in the beginning. The roof is a train wreck at best.

Dad wants to do a patchwork job and seal holes. I'm a firm believer that if it's worth doing then do it right. So we need guidance. Where should I start.

Through basic calculations for surface area it should have roughly 2512 of roofing required.

What should I expect in costs? How can I minimize them? Anyone know a roofer who want's to come to Fenwick Island, DE to help us out.

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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Look for a spray foam insulation contractor in your area, and see if they spray roofs, or can recommend someone who will. Rather then the insulating properties, this can be applied as a polyurea and "seal" the dome, as well as giving it a colored, stucco look that you might find to be a better solution then composition roofing.

The downside of the geodesic domes are issues like you are having.

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Not sure I can fit atrip to Del. into my schedule. What's the timeframe?

I can e-mail some pics. I only have a few digital pics of one.

Seems I only have 4 digital pics. I have an album of poloroids.
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Hopefully, these pics will give you some guidance. Because we aligned all the sections, it took about 30 sq.. Maybe more.
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Look for a spray foam insulation contractor in your area, and see if they spray roofs, or can recommend someone who will. Rather then the insulating properties, this can be applied as a polyurea and "seal" the dome, as well as giving it a colored, stucco look that you might find to be a better solution then composition roofing.

The downside of the geodesic domes are issues like you are having.
That is the type of out of the box thinking I've been looking for. How durable would you say that is. Can it handle the stress directly to the elements. It can range from 20's to above 100. I guess I can look in to it. Thanks for the advice.
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Hopefully, these pics will give you some guidance. Because we aligned all the sections, it took about 30 sq.. Maybe more.
Tinner 666, Thanks for those pics. It looks like you know what you're doing. Do you think you might be up for a trip to the Delmarva? We were hoping to have it started and finished in the next 5 months. It's a couple miles North of O.C. Marlyand. It's off of Rt 54. Let me know when you could be available. Thanks again
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I'd have to check. I'm getting ready to start one large job and need to contact some clients that have me tenatively scheduled for Mar-Apr.
Let me look into it. What are business requirements in DEl?
What arrangements do you want to work with, work out, or whatever? Budget, lodging, etc?
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I forgot to ask if you could post some pictures, or e-mail them.
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I forgot to ask if you could post some pictures, or e-mail them.
Let me post some pics, then lets talk budget, then your time frame. These are the only ones I have right now. I'll get some more in a day or two. I know the inside shot isn't ideal, but these are the second floor shots and a look out side what used to be a deck.

How long did it take you to do that other job.?
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