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Old 09-16-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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shingles for a low slope roof


Hi all, need to replace a low slope roof (just < 2/12) with shingles. Different roofers...different suggestions...different quotes.
For sure an ice & water sheild on entire surface, but then what kind of shingle and what mfg ? For eg. BP will not warranty any shingle on < 2/12 slope - we wanted to use the Harmony 35 yr. Cannot see the roofline from the street so why not use a cheaper 3 tab. Just looking for the best application here. Appreciate your suggestions

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From my experience its not going to really matter which one you are going to get. It comes down to the harshness of the sun and the quality of the job done by the roofer. If your roof comes into direct sunlight its going to breakdown much faster than one that is decently hidden from the sun. One side of my roof has a lot of direct sunlight and the asphalt is obliterated. On the other side there is little sun and the ashpalt is like in new condition. If the roofer does a lousy job then it doesn't matter which shingles you get again. I guess my best advice is go by referrals and other advice people give you.

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Modified bitumen would work better than shingles. you would not catch me putting shingles on less than a 3/12. Some manufacturers warrant it, I won't. After 10 years the shingles will be so beat up by snow and sitting water that you'll have to replace them. Put a low slope membranem like modified bitumen, epdm, pvc, tpo etc...
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Modified bitumen would work better than shingles. you would not catch me putting shingles on less than a 3/12. Some manufacturers warrant it, I won't. After 10 years the shingles will be so beat up by snow and sitting water that you'll have to replace them. Put a low slope membranem like modified bitumen, epdm, pvc, tpo etc...
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