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Old 03-25-2012, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
20x20? Tight on cash? Does he have any basic skills to save some $$? Rip it off and do it right...first step would be to get rid of the sky lights\leak lights and re-roof with roll on rubber type roofing.
yep. Get rid of the skylights. They are always a problem. Usually it's due to improper installation, including flashing, that causes the leaks, but even if done right from the get-go they are a leak waiting to happen. Storm and ice shield would be the correct way to go instead of felt, if/when he decides to reroof it. An average joe should be able to accomplish most of the task involved with a little hard labor. The flashing against the house or wherever the 2/12 ties into the house would be my biggest concern for a DIYer. Patching in the plywood and rolling out storm and ice shield isn't that difficult. And architectural shingles aren't that hard to lay either and can hide a multitude of mistakes.