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Old 05-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #31
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How much would you figure (ballpark).

What is EPDM ???
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, but its really a Terpolymer, so it really should be EPDT but EPDM stuck hard. Just like CDX You just can't stop people from saying CDX even though the designation was dropped in the late 60's Its like one of those boogers.....................well you get the idea.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #32
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CDX CDX CDX

I know...you fixed me up before.

I did my reading. http://www.plumcreek.com/Portals/0/d...tInfo/Y510.pdf

I also agree about the recovery board being cheap. Just didn't think it was an issue in such a small area but you, as usual on roofing, are right.
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Would they sell it to me if I gave them my TIN (Tax ID Number) ?



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No in fact if you did that to me I would not sell it to you, it creates to much paper work for the office lady and unless you are a church or going to resale it there is no need.

Also jagens had it partially right some companies will report it to the tax guys, ours would, we got audited a few years back and it made the off lady a wreak, others will just pocket that few $100 bills and take his wife out to dinner. Yes I'm being PG....

Most likely it will be spent on strippers and beer, you can't trust us roofers with a pocket full of cash...
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Thanks again for all of your inputs! Much appreciated!

Here's another option I'm currently researching and hoping is a good alternative (to the above mention method of EDPM).

Anyone dealt with this material before ? If so, what is the best method to lay it over an existing frame work such as my configuration ?

Can I lay it over the existing roof (after replacing the damaged OSB of course) ?

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Should the entire roofing material be removed (leaving the frame work) and laying this over top of it ?

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This material is for a steep roof, not a low slope roof like you have. Frankly I would not even use it on a steep roof, but I know a lot of people do. I would not use any roof that has exposed fasteners if I could help it.
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This material is for a steep roof, not a low slope roof like you have.
Roger that.

I guess my next question I was going to ask is moot then.... I was going to ask how I would deal with this juncture... Area in RED.

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Is there any other options (material wise) to cover this roof or is EDPM that only way to go ?


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Most likely it will be spent on strippers and beer, you can't trust us roofers with a pocket full of cash...
....or blow it on cars like your 85 (4) eyed Mustang!

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A cover board allows you to have a break down at the drip edge.
What is a "break down" ?



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Tear off old, including "decking". Install new 5/8" plywood, 1/2 woodfiber coverboard, 60 mil EPDM. Associated flashings ect.

I would also say try your local commercial contractor, they may sell you the materials and it will be cheaper then a supply house. As far as I know a supply house will not sell you a 20X15-16 chunk of EPDM. They would sell you the 20 PC of wood fiber and 160 screws&plates plus build you drip edge and teh stripping material you needed, and likely will give you wonderful advise.

We've done this many times for people, and really it takes nothing for a guy to gather this stuff. Sure the price per sq might be higher then if you bought a roll at a supply house but you won't have extra EPDM laying around.
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What about bonding agent ?

I've been watching this video to try and pick up some tips!

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On the apt building next to my house, the roof was replaced and the roofers used this white material.

Is it EPDM as well ? I've read it only comes in black. ???

What is it ?


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