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Old 12-15-2018, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Best roofing option for low pitch?

Looking for recommendations for materials and/or installers for low pitch roof as it seems our current metal roof is not compatible with low pitch
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:26 PM   #2
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Depends on the pitch, have to be careful even with conventional shingles. If you have a low pitch it's imperative to have a very good underlayment such as Grace Water Shield.
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thumbs up TPO—For Low-Pitch Roofs...

When Category-4 Hurricane Irma was blowing steel roofs off my neighbors' homes, my heat-sealed TPO roof stayed bonded in place.

While not designed for climates with more cool days than hot days, its many other advantages still make for an excellent roofing material.

Link to a Canadian site:

http://firestonebp.ca/roofing/tpo-roofing-systems/
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My father-in-law always said to use rolled roofing on low pitch roofs. Also the wind doesn't affect it as much since the seams are nailed the length
of it.

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My dormer roof originally had rolled roofing. It never lasted more than a couple of years before needing repairs. After replacing it twice, I finally had it shingled. Several roofers told me the pitch was too low for shingles. I took photos from the side to figure out the pitch and determined through internet research that in fact the pitch was within the limits for conventional shingles. I did use Grace ice and water shield. That was about 5 years ago. Not a single problem since then.
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Use rubber end of story

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Do you have rubber, that doesn't dry rot from UV rays and crack from extreme heat-cold-expansion and contraction?
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Do you have rubber, that doesn't dry rot from UV rays and crack from extreme heat-cold-expansion and contraction?
Rubber roof is great but it's not lifetime. I have one and after about 20 years it started to lift and curl at the ends and the seams. I had a roofer re-glue it and then put down a hard rubber coating over it. He said it should be good for another 20 years.
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Rubber roof is great but it's not lifetime. I have one and after about 20 years it started to lift and curl at the ends and the seams. I had a roofer re-glue it and then put down a hard rubber coating over it. He said it should be good for another 20 years.
To each his own.

These day's, I try to stay away from Hard Hat areas.
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To each his own.

These day's, I try to stay away from Hard Hat areas.
Good idea!
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Looking for recommendations for materials and/or installers for low pitch roof as it seems our current metal roof is not compatible with low pitch
Did you end up doing a rubber roof? I am in the same position with water damage under a shingled low pitch roof. Any advice or recommendations? Did you get someone to install it or did you DIY? Thanks. Hope it worked out for you.
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Did you end up doing a rubber roof? I am in the same position with water damage under a shingled low pitch roof. Any advice or recommendations? Did you get someone to install it or did you DIY? Thanks. Hope it worked out for you.
We had rubber roof installed by Paragon Roofing of Alton. It was only recently installed but installation seemed to go well and so far we haven't had any issues.
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