Hi. Thanks in advance for any help!
I live in Northern Utah and am getting my roof replaced but all the roofers that have looked at the roof have told me different things. I have talked to 5 different roofers & gotten 5 different answers and I am feeling unprepared.
Does anyone know what type of roof I have? The house was built in 1967. I can’t imagine this is the original roof but it does seem old. It has a UV type coating on top that has just a little bit of small type gravel in the coating, but underneath that is a black rubber type looking surface that is cracking.
There is a small drop off around the whole edge of the roof where the eaves begin. There is an upraised surface around the actual living quarters of the whole house. It’s not very noticable unless you are looking for it. I had one roofer tell me that it is insulation and that I will have to replace the insulation because the insulation will come off when they tear off the roof. He said it was due to the fact that the ceiling inside my home is tongue & groove. Is he right? All other roofers either didnt notice it or said he was wrong, & that insulation is under the decking.
All the roofers have said the same thing - They dont do these types of roofs anymore. Bummer because it seems like a solid roof that held up for a long time. Every one of them quoted me for a 60 mil TPO. Some wanted to put TPO over the existing roof, all the others said no way. That it has to come off because there were no gutters and water has leaked into some of the eaves & caused damage. Who is right?
If I do need insulation, can you recommend what I would need? I only had 1 quote for insulation and they didn’t say what it was. I wanted to go with them originally but they stood me up. The other roofer I want to do the job seems great but told me I wouldn’t need insulation, just fanfold to protect the TPO.
Thanks again. I was told flat roofs were cheaper but…this is getting so very expensive!! I was hoping I wouldn’t have to pay over $10,000 but not so lucky. I want the job done right but I also dont want to overpay.