I’m pricing a torch down roof on long island here in NY.
Small job. approx. 15x35 right next to the driveway so I can drop a roll off in the driveway and throw the two layers I’m ripping off right into the dumpster. Dumpsters about $600…ouch.
Thing is its real competitive around here (I know, where isn’t it?) and I have no base sheet nails left from other jobs. The nails with the square metal heads (sorry, don’t know exactly what they’re called). I have to buy a 50# box at about $120.
So the question is…can I use the regular 1 1/4" roofers if I use extras?
I basically do all home improvements so I don’t always have extra roofing material left over like that.
Also…There’s aluminum flashing there now…up under the house cedar shingles and over two layers of roofing which looks good(the flashing looks good). The first layer looks like regular tab shingles and the top layer is granular roll roofing.
Normally I’d install a kant on the inside corner (against the sidewall of the house and onto the roof) but do you think I could slip the rubber roof under the existing flashing or should I rip the flashing off…rip off a layer or two of sidewall shingles and roll the rubber roof up onto the sidewall over a kant? I already know what I think I should do but it’d be nice for you to tell me I don’t really have to…lol. Sometimes I do go over board and I’d love to think this was one of those times…lol. I know, I know.
I also know its hard to get a price online being ya’ll are from different parts of the country but what do you get for “labor” for a rip off like this and to install the base sheet and rubber torch down along with drip edges?
Also…anyone ever rip a 2x3 diagonally to make your own Kant?
andy on Long Island, NY