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Old 03-10-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Real World experiences with Grace Products please


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I am located in Dallas, Texas & am attempting to self-educate prior to hiring a Roofing Contractor.

Due to the design of the home there are several problem areas.

1) The kitchen features 2 Skylights that seem to always leak despite repeated efforts to control the problem.

2) One area of the roof has a "dead valley" where leaves collect & this area has also been a problem over the years.

Old composite shingles are coming off & decking will be replaced where necessary.

I have read great things about the Grace products but seek to know more about the practical application benefits from experts.

Intial plan was to use Grace Ultra or Ice & Water Shield only in the problem areas.

Tri-Flex comes in White for use in the Southwest. Does it offer enough UV protection to qualify for the 2009-2010 Radiant Barrier Tax credits? What is a good price per roll?

Contractors in my area with excellent referrals would be most welcome info.
Thanks in advance!!

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:23 PM   #2
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Chris Weyburn is in that general area. It might be Weyburn Roofing. I honestly am not sure.

Grace is a good product and will forgive a multitude of sins. I can't say if "Does it offer enough UV protection to qualify for the 2009-2010 Radiant Barrier Tax credits?" it does or doesn't. I wouldn't think so, because it's under the roof. I could be wrong. (I use slate and copper, and these issues don't come into play.

The dead valley may need rebuilding to redirect the flow.

Skylkights themselves can leak. Or, it could be a flashing leak. Only a close inspection by your roofer will turn up the answer.

Hope this helps some.
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Chris Weyburn is in that general area. It might be Weyburn Roofing. I honestly am not sure.

Tinner meant to refer Chris Rayburn, and his company name is Rayburn Roofing, but he is out of the Houston area, not near Dallas.


I never used or heard of the Tri-Color product you mentioned, but it just may be regional to your sun soaked area and others with similar climates.

Skylights made by a quality manufacturer, "Should Not" leak if they are installed the proper way, but.....How often is that when it comes to taking the additional time for most roofing trainees to know that?

I believe that Grace sells a High Temperature, HT product made for very hot areas. I thought that it was just specifically for under a sheet metal roof, like standing seam, but I may be misinformed.

Your best bet for the answer to the energy question, since the program is so new, is to contact Grace directly. I listed the contact information below.

Here is a detail of how they request the skylight curb to be stripped in with their underlayment product.

http://www.na.graceconstruction.com/...104.html&did=8





Here is the contact name for the Grace Rep that services your area:

Roofing Underlayments - Sales Representatives
Texas
Mike Nasso
800-354-5414, extension 5111
[email protected]



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Old 03-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Ed,
I meant Grace Tri-Flex which is normally black but Grace recommends the White version for the Southwest.

It is an underlayment & their version of Feltex I suppose.

Thanks for the contact info & the advice!
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Thanks Ed. It seems I had it in my phone wrong. Sorry guys. I just have tooooo many sticks in the fire.
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I like the home depot version of grace. Ice& water shield. it has an agragate to for better traction. and the plastic(instead of paper) comes off easier. Here in maine grace is a must. especially in valleys and the botom 3 feet or so of the roof. proper procedure here is 6' of grace with the rest of the roof is to be covered in #30 saturated felt paper. grace in the valleys and on the entirety of any roof below a 2/12 pitch
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grace is the real deal. Ice & water shield made by gaf is not as good in my eyes. i use gaf one all eves or valleys and grace in 12 inch rolls on skylights. but that grace is hard to work with in hot sunlight.
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Bump.

Now that the OP is having his roof work done and posted about it, maybe there is something else that can tie into this thread to make sense of the new post and what is going on and why.

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Sorry Ed,

Since nothing they are doing ended up involving Grace Products I was inclined to let that one die. I certainly understand that one wants to keep the forum on track & tidy.

my apologies.
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No need for an apology.

I just brought this topic to the top if anyone wanted to check out the original background information.

Carry On.

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