Renewing our Flat Roof-

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JGropp
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Renewing our Flat Roof-

Postby JGropp » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:53 am

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We love our Mid-Century Modern-
flat roof and all- but the 25 yr old
torch-down roof needs renewing.

I've just written a Google "Knol"
explaining how we're going to do
this when our Seattle area rains
finally stop. We've had too much
continuous precipitation this year.


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Scott NC
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Postby Scott NC » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:22 pm

Nice writeup, thanks for the link.

Is this a cheap option?
I've as well got a flat tar, but it consists of gravel as well.
Do companies like this work with surfaces that are not smooth?
Do they go over the existing gravel, which in turn would make the roof smooth?

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Gravel is something I usually avoid-

Postby JGropp » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:09 pm


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Postby WiscoUsonIan » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:50 pm

Just got a new roof on my "pad" this previous summer. It's a Polyurea roof, Seamless, cheap because of install, and not bothered by standing water (It's even used for swimming pools). Take a look into that as a possible solution.
View my documentation blog:

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Tell me more about your spray on Polyurea roof-

Postby JGropp » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:47 pm


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Postby johnnyapollo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:20 am

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Postby classic form » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:00 am

Here's what we used to replace our 50yo skylights. Same company as the originals, still made the same size. This time though they are double domed to help with heat loss. Very nice and very well made.

http://www.wascoskylights.com/commercia ... ized-fixed

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Postby WiscoUsonIan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:46 am

My window is a .
There are many options with this system...I had to order mine a custom size. I wanted a white opaque model but as you can read in the blog they messed that up...although I'm OK with the clear. Seems very good quality, even after our golf ball sized hail last night everything seems fine with it, A glass one would have surely broke.

Jerry, Not a Gaco...actually i;m not sure the specific brand. Some information on polyurea roofs here:



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probably what I will use-

Postby JGropp » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:09 pm

WI- Thank you very much for
your answer(s) above. This is
probably what I will use since
my old roof is a torch-down in
pretty good shape except in a
few spots. I'll be telling more
about this all on my "Knol"
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7620 SE 72nd St., Mercer Isl. WA

98040 (206)612-7367

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