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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-26-2009, 05:49 AM
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Posted By miamicanes
Actually, the one quote I've gotten so far for...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-25-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By miamicanes
97% of the motive for gutting and rebuilding the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-23-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By miamicanes
Worth insulating?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
My roof has more drama going on than Broadway....

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 had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-22-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Well, some bad news and awesome news. The...

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,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-21-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Well, I talked to the homeowner association's...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-21-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Well, yesterday I spent a couple of hours up on...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-20-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
I talked to someone about the roof at a party...

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 (high-velocity...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Well, the first roofer was just here. I haven't...

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.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-14-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Hmmm. This is the first I've heard of it, but you...

Hmmm. This is the first I've heard of it, but you might be right. I thought anything that involved a flat roof & asphalt-based products was a "Built Up Roof" (as opposed to SPF -- sprayed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-13-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,590
Posted By miamicanes
Flat roof repair

I have a conventional built-up flat roof on a concrete deck with dozens of blisters, nearly every single seam in bad condition, and water infiltration at at least one (probably more) penetrations...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-13-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By miamicanes
Well, I just got back from Home Depot ~2 hours...

Well, I just got back from Home Depot ~2 hours ago, after picking up a sweet St. Louis brand 24' 300#-capacity fiberglass extension ladder for $110 (closeout special). I went up on the roof again,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-13-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By miamicanes
Foam for flat roof - viable for residential use?

I have a townhome whose roof is 18x44 feet. The roof deck itself is reinforced concrete, with built-up roof that's approximately 10 years old (according to the guy who sold the house to me last...
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