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Old 03-04-2012, 11:45 AM   #16
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Trouble with inspector on 12/1 pitch roof saddle!


The forum logs me out during posts, so I look really disjointed!

Here's some info http://www.carlislesyntec.com/?page=template&category=96

ISO, the first item in the list. http://products.construction.com/SearchResults/top/iso%20board%20insulation?gclid=CITOu4vlza4CFWgQNAo dhnbR_A

Clean the area, screw the ISO down with 3" plates, lay the EPDM down and let it relax for 2- minutes to even an hour, roll it back, glue the ISO and the EPDM, and let cure, roll it back in. Use seam tape on the laps, etc.

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The neat thing about EPDM is many sheets can be rolled into place at the same time, and with a little thought, they can then be worked to suit your speed, and the sloped roof is pretty waterproof even while it's just laying there.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #18
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National building roofing code clearly states 2/12 is acceptable for asphalt shingles but only if you either install ice and water over the entire slope or run 2 layers of 15 # felt offset. When you hit a 4/12 you don't have to ice and water or double felt the whole roof.

Unless you feel like arguing with your inspector you either going to have to do like others have said and go with a flat roofing material or build to his specs which looks like a 3/12 slope. Either way you got some work ahead of you.

Didn't read every post but another option is to install a rolled flat roofing product you simply peel and stick. I've never used this type of product but I know Certainteed makes one and I think GAF does too. From what I know about it is it's a lot like water and ice shield only thicker more durable and considered a flat roofing material.

EDPM/rubber roofing like tinner mentioned is another good option. You will need to screw down fiberboard with washer style screws prior to putting down the rubber. We use glue and termination bars when needed with .60 EDPM typicaly made by Firestone for our flat roofs.

We've used a lot of torch down but found on totaly flat roofs that could puddle EDPM is better (not a cheap learning experiance)!!!
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Why not pull the singles off and use a product like Tamko Awaplan 170. Its good down to 1/4" per foot slope. http://www.tamko.com/ResidentialRoof...ets/Awaplan170
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Why not pull the singles off and use a product like Tamko Awaplan 170. Its good down to 1/4" per foot slope. http://www.tamko.com/ResidentialRoof...ets/Awaplan170
The stuff is OK, but it has an expensive learning curve. Can't reset it. You need to heat weld certain details. I've seen pro's really go wrong with it. I have 'lost' a sheet here and there myself. There is no leeway for errors.

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Hind sight is 20/20. This is how I do things. Hmm is this going to pass code? I don't have everything in the UBC memorized. I have been in construction from the time I was 16 now way past my forties. When I go and do something I am not sure about I make a visit to my local building inspectors office and tell him what I would like to do. Then he tells me yea or nay! and why if it is nay. then I go on my merry way build it like it was told to me to meet code call him up and invite him out for a ten min inspection. No rebuild no fuss no muss and no cuss.
What you have to do now is bring up to code the correct way. because I will bet you a dollar to a doughnut he will be very picky the next time he comes out to look. Then if any thing is sub par guess what Tear it off and re do it.

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