Need new roof: “Torchdown?” - Posted by Ronald * Starr(in No CA)
Posted by Ronald * Starr(in No CA) on September 30, 2003 at 16:18:42:
I need to replace a roof on a house near Sacramento, CA. It has a shallow pitch with currently a ?tar and gravel? roof covering, also known as a built-up roof.
Some of the roofers say that they don?t do tar and gravel roofs anymore. They are talking about doing a ?torchdown? roof. Apparently the material is more expensive than for a tar and gravel, but the labor is greatly reduced. One roofer said it is a one-person job.
I need to conserve money. I was already planning to try to remove the old roof and re place rotten wood with a laborer, his helper, and hiring some other laborers locally. I wonder about the possibility of replacing the roof with a ?torchdown? system by having that laborer and his help do it and helping him myself. Anybody have any experience with this? I?m wondering if it is feasible to have a good job done by somebody who is not experienced with this material? I have had the laborer and his helper do some other roofing work for me with roll roofing and dimensional shingles. They seem to do pretty good work.
Sincerely, Ron Starr***