Last Activity:06-30-2009 1:50 AM
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-26-2009 at 05:49 AM
Actually, the one quote I've gotten so far for whole-roof replacement is $9,100. Ouch. Not to
mention almost a thousand dollars more than my neighbors paid to replace THEIR roof in the
aftermath of Hu...
Posted in thread: Worth insulating? on 06-25-2009 at 09:56 PM
97% of the motive for gutting and rebuilding the master bathroom is a major mold problem.
Paper-backed drywall = mold food. Florida mold is like cancer... you can fight it aggressively
by taking away ...
Posted in thread: Worth insulating? on 06-23-2009 at 08:57 PM
I'm remodeling the master bathroom, and at the moment its ceiling has been completely removed,
exposing the steel pan deck of the concrete suspended slab that forms the roof and temporarily
giving me ...
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-23-2009 at 04:09 PM
My roof has more drama going on than Broadway. Out of the 3 roofers who were supposed to come
give estimates today, only one showed up (I can't entirely blame the other two, though... we've
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-22-2009 at 07:49 PM
Well, some bad news and awesome news.The bad news: I talked to someone at the building
department. He's heard of Ames Super Elasto-Barrier, and thinks it's a wonderful product.
Unfortunately, Ames nev...
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-21-2009 at 10:42 PM
Well, I talked to the homeowner association's site manager on Saturday, and his opinion of
elastomeric roof coatings was pretty high. He said that you basically need to re-coat them
after every hurric...
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-21-2009 at 01:25 PM
Well, yesterday I spent a couple of hours up on the roof trying to patch the flashing with the
obvious hole and two blisters. I came to the conclusion that there are SO MANY blisters up
there, it woul...
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-20-2009 at 08:19 AM
I talked to someone about the roof at a party last night. He said you're right, but not with
respect to South Florida. He wasn't sure whether it was merely a norm, or an outright HVHZ
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-16-2009 at 10:59 AM
Well, the first roofer was just here. I haven't gotten a price quote yet, but here's what I
found out:* My roof is absolutely, positively a 100% conventional oldschool hot-mopped built up
roof.* The r...
Posted in thread: Flat roof repair on 06-14-2009 at 02:18 PM
You don't have a "built up" roof, which is "built up" by mopping hot asphalt onto the roof and
rolling successive plies of felt paper into that hot asphalt. I think you have something called