I have just removed all the gravel from my tar and gravel flat roof with a spud bar. The roof has been hot mopped with 3 layers from what I was told by roof contractors. I called for a few estimates. Some of the roofing contractors said the roof is in very good shape. 2 of the contractors said they would like to torch down some bitumen right to the roof, meaning they will torch down right over the 3-ply fiberglass. both said this was the best way. Does this sound correct to you proÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s. This concerns me a bit. Not the torching , but torching right to the fiberglass. I never seen this done before. but then again Im an electrician and do very little with roofs. I always thought you would have to lay a new base fiberglass sheet that’s fastened to the roof with roofing screws and plates. I was also told not to worry about the torch down because the roof is 3 ply fiberglass already. You proÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s have any thoughts on this. I was going to cold process the roof myself, but for the prices I was given I know torching is better. I did require the contractor to post a person for fire watch for a least 4 hours after the main crew is gone. Because I might not be there when they leave the job site. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s My house.
The prices were very good, I think. since I did all the gravel removal and made the surface very smooth and power washed it with soap and water.
1st estimate. 4,800 . 2nd estimate. 5,200
both estimates include the works, flashes etc. job time 2- to 3 days.
one roofing contractor said tear it up. Put some poly-iso down with edpm. For 23k Im not a big fan of edmp… Another wanted to install foam and keep the roof. For 17k and some change. Not a big fan of that either.