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Posted: 1/4/2012 2:53:18 PM EDT
I need to replace my roof first time dealing with this. I am starting to get bids in the next week or so. What do I need to know or look out for during this process?
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:14:47 PM EDT
http://www.holdenroofing.com

I have no experience with these guys, but they are big time hunters and fishermen, and have a well deserved reputation as all around good guys on 2coolfishing.com
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:00:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By justice2576:
I need to replace my roof first time dealing with this. I am starting to get bids in the next week or so. What do I need to know or look out for during this process?

beware anyone speaking Gibberish (sorry White Settlement)...

http://www.rickross.com/reference/irish_travelers/irish_travelers9.html

http://seducedbyhistory.blogspot.com/2010/08/abbreviated-history-of-irish-travelers.html
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:17:15 PM EDT
If it's a house you're going to spend the rest of your life living in, you might consider metal.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:29:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By joemama74:
If it's a house you're going to spend the rest of your life living in, you might consider metal.


This. The cost is merely an investment that will last a lifetime.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 4:31:26 PM EDT
In Houston I have used Tejas Roofing.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:19:56 PM EDT
Im interested in this topic as well.
Im in real estate right now and look at dozens of houses a week for good deals. Ive gotten pretty good at looking for problems about everywhere but the roof. I know very little about roofs and how theyre built and how they wear.

Actually, i also have a roof leak in my garage/carport that needs to be repaired soon and im not sure how to do it.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 5:27:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By soldierman79:
Originally Posted By joemama74:
If it's a house you're going to spend the rest of your life living in, you might consider metal.


This. The cost is merely an investment that will last a lifetime.


What is the cost differential between asphalt and metal?

We will need a new roof soon as well.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:03:15 AM EDT
IIRC, it was about $2k+ more on a 1600 sqft house.

This is where I crash landed after my divorce. I'm not gonna live there forever, so we put asphalt back on.

Also, if you have to replace the deck, put in a radiant barrier. You can do it afterwards, but it's easier with the deck off.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 9:17:24 AM EDT
We're having a new roof put on tomorrow. Things to replace are: moisture barrier , flashing, damaged or rotted wood. Three dimensional shingles hide warps or waves in the sub deck of older homes. Put a ribbed vent along the ridge as opposed to turbines.

We're going with Owens/Corning Weathered Wood as it's the most popular shingle color right now.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 1:24:06 PM EDT
My ~20ish year old roof was put on by http://www.braunsroofing.com/ Still in good shape. Was suppose to be a 40 year roof.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 2:23:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By alias2:
Three dimensional shingles hide warps or


Dimensional shingles are nice and it wasn't much more $ to upgrade.
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