Shingle Roof Leak And Hurricane Questions - Roofing/Siding - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2013, 05:43 PM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post

Pitch is too low for a standard application shingle. By the numbers, you are under a 4:12 and there is no shingle manufacturer that will warranty that against leaks.
so what type of roof should i get?

these shingles were 40 year shingles. I paid extra for that.

Advertisement

paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 05:44 PM   #32
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


3.84/12 my math.
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #33
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 7,082
Rewards Points: 3,232
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


How old is that roof?
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #34
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 7,082
Rewards Points: 3,232
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


If you want something that is going to be permanent, spend the money on metal.

No matter the manufacturer, asphalt is not going to do well or have an enforceable warranty on it at that pitch and with that amount of overhanging vegetation.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #35
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post
How old is that roof?
installed 1994
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 07:05 PM   #36
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post
If you want something that is going to be permanent, spend the money on metal.
see my point #5
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 09:33 PM   #37
Roofmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,669
Rewards Points: 2,096
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


These shingles are toast. Time for new shingles. Tear all off, Inspect and repair deck where needed, Use good underlayment ASTM D226 Type 1 felt, and a good three tab 30 year minimum shingle and you will be fine. Install all ventilated soffits and a good ridge vent.
__________________
" A lot of men build things, and a lot of things fall down "

jagans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #38
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 7,082
Rewards Points: 3,232
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


With that pitch and vegetation, I would go with metal.

Metal is better against wind lift as compared to shingles too.
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #39
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by jagans View Post
These shingles are toast. Time for new shingles. Tear all off, Inspect and repair deck where needed, Use good underlayment ASTM D226 Type 1 felt, and a good three tab 30 year minimum shingle and you will be fine. Install all ventilated soffits and a good ridge vent.
my 40 year shingles lasted 19 years. I want my next full roof job to out live me. Im 52 yo. Soffits are vented. Im still considering closing the ridge vents. Unless I can find a much better ridge vent to install.

im still not sure that a good thick coating or three wont get me another 5 years.
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:08 PM   #40
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post
With that pitch and vegetation, I would go with metal.

Metal is better against wind lift as compared to shingles too.
I need specifics. ive read that some metal roofs are junk. Wont out live me. Wont withstand a hurricane, prone to leaking after some years, etc.

I just measured the pitch on one of the roofs. Its 3.84/12.
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #41
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Washington DC Metro Area (VA, MD, DC)
Posts: 7,082
Rewards Points: 3,232
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


There is junk in every sect of building material out there, but, by in large, metal will outperform and outlast asphalt.

What look do you want?
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 10:02 AM   #42
Pro Slate Roofer
 
tinner666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 1,611
Rewards Points: 1,038
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


20 years is a long time for a 40 year roof to last. A standing seam roof with cleats on 8"center should survive a cat 4 hurricane. Go 6"oc to be safe.

BTW, that linb damaged area was never repaired. Somebody just slapped some kinda department store stuff on it. A repair would have lasted 20 years.
tinner666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #43
Pro Slate Roofer
 
tinner666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond, Va.
Posts: 1,611
Rewards Points: 1,038
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Matter of fact, on second thought, I'd cover the plywood with 1x6's screwed into the rafters. The wood will give 80% more holding power than osb or plywood.
tinner666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 11:06 AM   #44
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash View Post
What look do you want?
i dont care.
paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 11:11 AM   #45
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 102
Rewards Points: 81
Default

shingle roof leak and hurricane questions


Quote:
Originally Posted by tinner666 View Post
Matter of fact, on second thought, I'd cover the plywood with 1x6's screwed into the rafters. The wood will give 80% more holding power than osb or plywood.
what plywood? If and when the roof cover is removed, Id planned to use 9d shank nails to hold the planks to the rafters. Screws would be stronger.

does there need to be air space between the metal and the planks?

p

Advertisement

paulmars is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hurricane Sandy and Roof Leaks dajonx Roofing/Siding 15 11-03-2012 10:45 AM
Need help to locate leak in cathedral ceiling roof Kadath Roofing/Siding 9 09-08-2011 04:30 PM
How to install a flash (for a vent pipe ) properly Gnfanatic Roofing/Siding 34 06-08-2011 11:21 PM
New Roof Vs Insurance Miranda Roofing/Siding 3 10-19-2008 01:51 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts