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canucktravellers

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Hi everyone, I am in the Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada area.

I am getting quotes on my roof shingles replacement also, the house is a Cape Cod & approximately 21 Square of roofing of which 6 square is on my Low Slope Shed Dormer or back part of my roof (1.5/12 Slope) The roofing is not quite 17 years old.

I am between quotes and have Home Depot (GAF) or Kent Bldg & Home Hardware (IKO) Shingles in mind. 

My question is to anyone that has been involved with Low Slope Roofing. The previous roof was done with Ice & water Shield completely covered & 3 tab shingles over this and all tabs cemented down.

I am considering either that again or either GAF's system LIBERTY which is a two part system or IKO's LOW SLOPE -ROOF FAST APPLICATION. Also a roofer advised me to use "BLUE SKIN WP 200" in place of Ice & Water Shield, any comments on this? Pictures are below of the house.

In summary alternatives I am considering for the Low Slope Dormer are:

1.) Completely cover Low Slope Roof with Ice & Water Shield & cover this with 30 year Shingles Most likely GAF Timberline HD.

2.) GAF's system LIBERTY which is a two part system.

3.) IKO's LOW SLOPE -ROOF FAST APPLICATION. Rear East view.jpg   

My main roof will be the 30 year GAF TIMBERLINE HD or IKO (most likely GAF) PS the Gazebo is not included as it is 5 years old.

Any comments or advise on the Low Slope Roof would be greatly appreciated, thanks everyone!......Ernie Low Slope to north.JPG  Front House.png  Front House.png 


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A sloped roof creates extra space in the structure. All of the space below the roof fills with air, changing how heating and cooling systems work. A low slope roof limits this extra air and makes a structure easier to keep comfortable throughout the seasons, according to RAM Buildings. Depending on the amount of slope, limited attic space still fits between the ceiling and the roof for storage or ductwork. Roof installation and roof maintenance are other advantage of slope roofing.
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canucktravellers

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Hi everyone, just a quick question on what you would suggest on my "shed dormer" or the 1.5/12 pitch low slope dormer (see picture) that is on the other side a 9/12 pitch.
I have had three roofers give me prices on a new roof, two suggested venting the roof via the roof venting procedures i.e. peak roof venting. The third said he would not recommend that as due to the low sloop 1.5/12 that there might be a chance that a driving rain would or could put rain into the attic on the low slope side
Presently there is venting on each end of the roof on the side of the house and venting thru the soffit under the eaves...what do you think....?
I am thinking that this roofer might be right. The house is 36 years old, this is the third roof,last shingles were IKO Renaissance three Tab (horrible shingles) and inside the atttic looks OK to me.....I would love your comments.
THANKS.....Ernie
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