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Old 09-28-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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The shingles on my roof definitely need to be replaced. I am contemplating doing the work myself along with the aid of some friends who have done shingling before.

Here is a photo showing the condition of my shingles.


I am concerned that the pitch might be too much for us to do. The main part of the house is 10/12. The rest is 5/12. Could we do it with some roof jacks? Here is a picture showing the pitch.


Also in that picture you can see the vent in the wall. There is another one at the other end of the house. Is this the only venting needed or should there be vents on the roof?

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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j....the money saved is a pittance compared to the cost of someone falling off your roof. Hire professionals.
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Thank you for your input. I am not too fond of putting over $6,000 into a new roof when I plan on moving out of the house in the next five years.
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If you are looking for cheap, buy a box of plumbers tape and 2 - 2x4s, then screw the tape to the 2x4 wrap the plumbers tape around the 2x4 and leave a tail as long as you can then as you climb roof snip the tape as long as you can and move the board up. Be careful and have fun.
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Do you have soffit vents on the house?
Where are you located?
Does the 2nd floor get hot, indicating poor ventilation?

I did my mom's roof, used 2 ladders at the same slope as the roof & ladder jacks
Plank in between to stand on when needed
It's a pain doing a steep roof......our friends father fell off while doing work & died
So consider that before undertaking this

A professional roofing job wil pay for itself on resale
It's one of the 1st things people look at & one thing the insurance company/inspector will look at
A poor job will detract from the sale & may cost you more then $6k
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Do you have soffit vents on the house?
Where are you located?
Does the 2nd floor get hot, indicating poor ventilation?

I did my mom's roof, used 2 ladders at the same slope as the roof & ladder jacks
Plank in between to stand on when needed
It's a pain doing a steep roof......our friends father fell off while doing work & died
So consider that before undertaking this

A professional roofing job wil pay for itself on resale
It's one of the 1st things people look at & one thing the insurance company/inspector will look at
A poor job will detract from the sale & may cost you more then $6k
I live in Southeast Nebraska. There are no soffits on the house and yes the second floor does get hot. I am considering hiring someone to do this more and more I think about but I have had only one contractor give me an estimate. I contacted other local contractors and none of them have called me back (been asking them about the job for the last six months).

I got up on the roof and looked at the flashing. It looks like it all needs to be replaced. The house has aluminum siding. Will it be easy to replace the flashing?

Here are a couple pictures of the flashing.



Nails not sealed in second picture.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #8
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If properly done, you will have no nails through your apron flashing.

Good luck with your project. There is a lot more to doing this roof correctly than slapping a layer of shingles on... but I dont have that much time nor the desire to type it all out.

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