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Old 09-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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Roof Repair.. It's leaking....BAD


Hi. My back porch is a freaking mess. It just started with a drip and now with all this rain, there are like 50 drips going on. I ripped the ceiling apart so I could contain the water better and it helped, but I need to fix this problem and unfortunately hire someone. (My dad thinks I'll fall off the ladder or something and he's probably right if a bee lands on me or something.)
How much do you think it would cost for repair for the 2x4 pieces of wood, shingles ect, & labor for an area around the size of 5' X 13'?? Any Ideas

I think it's going to rain today. I'd be lost without my shop vac!

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #2
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Why so many views (over 70) of the post and no replies ??? I don't get it

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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a picture would help. Best advice is to call a couple of roofing contractors that specialize in repair work.
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not a problem. Glad someone let me know. THANK YOU
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #5
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It's not pretty. But here it is.


The 1st picture just gives you a frame of reference of the size of the area from a distance.
2nd pic is the rotted wood that needs replacement. It's like this, but not as bad the full width of the porch.

Basically, my porch is a royal pain in my @$$
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Not looking good. Appears that leak has been there for quite a while. I imagine a lot of wood will be replaced there.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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Not to mention that it appears there may be lead paint there. Make sure you use an EPA certified firm to work on any of that.


BTW, I have fallen from a roof and I am a pro. Broke my leg and crushed a vertebrae in my back. Luckily I was only 24 when it happened (now 32) and I healed very well. Took about 8 months of rehabilitation.
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Just read your intro. DIY'ers are exempt to the lead based paint rule, but landlords are not. Make sure you follow guidelines or get a pro so you aren't in a court room over this.
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Not to mention that it appears there may be lead paint there. Make sure you use an EPA certified firm to work on any of that.


BTW, I have fallen from a roof and I am a pro. Broke my leg and crushed a vertebrae in my back. Luckily I was only 24 when it happened (now 32) and I healed very well. Took about 8 months of rehabilitation.
OMG, you fell! That's why, I'd rather have someone else get up there. I will attempt almost anything myself, but no way am I confident enough to attack that.
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I ddin't fit in the poll. I've fallen numerous times and still roof instead of talk roofing. I have more 'Air-Time' than Walter Cronkite.
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HAHAHA & your still walking? You must be made of steel!
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Not to mention that it appears there may be lead paint there. Make sure you use an EPA certified firm to work on any of that.


BTW, I have fallen from a roof and I am a pro. Broke my leg and crushed a vertebrae in my back. Luckily I was only 24 when it happened (now 32) and I healed very well. Took about 8 months of rehabilitation.
All homes built prior to 1978 I think have lead paint in the house some where. As long as it's concealed/ painted over and not scrapping and sanding the stuff. The house is safe. Same goes with Asbestos. As long as you don't start tearing it apart; making the asbestos easy to inhale and harm you, it's fine.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:27 PM   #13
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the damage was from. TERMITES!!!! AHHHHHH Nasty things. Funny thing is that I never saw one ant on that porch. the guy that did the repairs said that the termites probably started the damage and the weather and more termites made the roof in the condition it was in.
Does anyone know how to prevent the termites around my house?
I have freaking carpenter bees that like to live inside the wood of my front porch railing. Filling the holes they make with caulk in the evening actually stopped them from nesting in the wood. But those mofos are freaking large and i'm outta there when they are flying around and tying to take over the porch. those bastards... I hope I dont encounter any more issues with things that crawl and eat wood... eeeeek
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I ddin't fit in the poll. I've fallen numerous times and still roof instead of talk roofing. I have more 'Air-Time' than Walter Cronkite.
lol thats awesome.
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i myself have been up on the roof quite a few times now since we had to replace the entire roof last year and we just got a vent installed and fortunately no falls yet. i did slip a little bit but it was only a skin scrape. my roof is not normal though. 50% flat 50% shingle

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