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Old 05-20-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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I am tasked with re-roofing my retired aunt's garage and I need some advice please. It currently has 2 layers of mineral surfaced roll roofing that is worn and leaking. The pitch is just under 2:12. With a search of the internet, I see that quite a few people poopoo roll roofing.

This has to be a DIY job and we cannot afford to hire roofers to torch in EPDM roofing.

I have never done this before but I have some experience de-shingling a roof, helping with a shingling job and I am confident I can follow instructions.

1) Is there an alternative to roll roofing that is affordable and able to be installed by a DIYer?

2) Is there any reason I should or should not install roll roofing over the old roll roofing? I would have to flatten the ripples in the old roofing.

3) Having installed the roll roofing would anyone recommend for or against using a white latex/rubber coating on top of the finished application (like this: DuRock Coolflex)?

Any suggestions and help would be very appreciated.

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Sure is. Tear all that off, and get a nailable SBS base, interply and cap sheet.

Here are the GAF instructions. http://www.gaf.com/Residential_Roofi...structions.pdf

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There is no way to just go over that mess.
Plan on having to replace some of the sheathing since it's been leaking.
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You cannot torch EPDM. It is a cured elastomer, like an inner tube, not a Modified Bitumen

The guys are correct. Tear it all off to the deck, recover with 1/2 inch plywood, Nail a G2 Glass base sheet with cap nails and install GAF Liberty or some other peel and stick. You can also use cold process, Do not torch. You will burn down gram-ma's garage. You will need to get some gravel stop and drip edge bent up by a local sheet metal shop.
.032" Aluminum Minimum.

PS Wear a good mask when you tear off, there may be some AB in that mix. It kind of looks like it.
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