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Post by Mizuno Man » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:34 pm

I live in a +150 year old town, the older part...pre 1940 looks like a Ralphie from Christmas story nightmare. How does it take over 60 years to put some r-22 up in that sonabitch? Now that I noticed that in my drive in I looked up at my roof....looking at 2-3 feet..no ice dams. Should I rake the edges before we get hammered again or just trust that American Family to put me up at the Hilton for 2 months while it gets fixed ?
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Post by asshan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:45 pm

I understood 72% of this post. The rest, pure gibberish.

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Post by flexbuffchest » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:09 pm

I like to ride ice dams all the time, if you know what I mean...
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Post by Badbeat » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:15 pm

Got some big ass icicles hanging off the back of my house.. But that is 2 stories up so it's kinda scary to clear them off.

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Post by The Roofer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:20 pm

It’s lack of insulation and ventilation, that is why ice dams form

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Post by The Roofer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm

No need to rake your roof if you have 2’ of ice and water protection down

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Post by The Roofer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:25 pm

Let me clarifiy , ice and water protection, needs to go 2’ beyond the bearing wall, so typically 6’ is installed. If that is the case, you can rake your roof, but no need to,

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Post by RALPH MALPH » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:11 pm

thanks roofer!

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Post by EnLiteEndOne » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 pm

While I'm inclined to take Roofer at his word due to his seeming expert knowledge. I'll obviously be waiting for sellingguy to offer the final word.
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Post by Cripes » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:01 pm

I have an ice dam forming. Just ordered a roof rake. :|

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Post by The Roofer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 pm

EnLiteEndOne wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 pm
While I'm inclined to take Roofer at his word due to his seeming expert knowledge. I'll obviously be waiting for sellingguy to offer the final word.
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Post by Abe Froman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm

I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
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Post by The Roofer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm

Abe Froman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.

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Post by Abe Froman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am

The Roofer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Abe Froman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.
My gutters think differently.
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Post by Ash Ketchum » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:20 am

Serious post:

Be careful when raking your roof, as a lot of the cheaper rates on the market are too rough on the shingle surface and can shorten their lifespan.

Seems like an “oh, who cares?” bit of info, but roofs are fucking spendy obviously without a hailstorm to get you a free one.

Do some research before you buy one.

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Post by The Roofer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:08 am

Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am
The Roofer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Abe Froman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.
My gutters think differently.
How steep is your roof? Pitch?

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Post by weimy froob » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:03 am

i'm ignoring this problem-the roofer's already said it'll go away.

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Post by Oh Canada » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:03 am

I have way too much snow on my roof. I’ll be climbing up there next week. I hope we don’t get anymore snow while I’m away. Fuck.
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Post by Sellingguy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:43 am

common sense should direct your next move. Another way to put that is 60% of you are fucked.

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Post by Slim Shady » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:49 am

weimy froob wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:03 am
i'm ignoring this problem-the roofer's already said it'll go away.
last night I was a little worried about the huge icicles hanging from the edge of my roof, I figure those things are damn heavy.


I'm not worried anymore

thanks roofer :thumbsup:

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Post by RC3 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 am

The Roofer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Abe Froman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.
I think if he wants to go up on his roof wearing a pair of skis, we should let him.
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Post by The Roofer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:10 am

RC3 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 am
The Roofer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm
Abe Froman wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:49 pm
I've been staring at the drift on my roof warily for the past 2 weeks.... I probably should pull some snow off of it very soon...
Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.
I think if he wants to go up on his roof wearing a pair of skis, we should let him.
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Post by realjazzguy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am

roof rakes are a scam, devised to take advantage of Millennial snowflakes

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Post by Cobey » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 am

realjazzguy wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am
roof rakes are a scam, devised to take advantage of Gen X snowflakes
fixed it for you, my dude.

They've existed for as long as I have been alive.
Harden the fuck up, pussy.

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Post by Ask Not » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:55 am

Cobey wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 am
realjazzguy wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:47 am
roof rakes are a scam, devised to take advantage of Gen X snowflakes
fixed it for you, my dude.

They've existed for as long as I have been alive.
Yeah butt they were made of solid iron back then, not this mealy thin aluminum we see today. And the roofs could take it because we made them take it!

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Post by Abe Froman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am

The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:08 am
Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am
The Roofer wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 pm


Leave it alone, its not hurting anything.
My gutters think differently.
How steep is your roof? Pitch?
Not very, maybe 30°. Metal roof, so it all slides to the gutter and builds up any time the temp gets above about 10° or so.
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Post by The Roofer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am

Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:08 am
Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am


My gutters think differently.
How steep is your roof? Pitch?
Not very, maybe 30°. Metal roof, so it all slides to the gutter and builds up any time the temp gets above about 10° or so.
Metal is a different animal with snow. The combination will tear the gutter off. You need to install snow guards. Don’t get plastic ones. They make 10’ pieces that are more of a rail. You can take out the existing screws and fasten them that way, you can also, which I’d recommend, more screws.

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Post by weimy froob » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:04 am

The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am
Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:08 am


How steep is your roof? Pitch?
Not very, maybe 30°. Metal roof, so it all slides to the gutter and builds up any time the temp gets above about 10° or so.
Metal is a different animal with snow. The combination will tear the gutter off. You need to install snow guards. Don’t get plastic ones. They make 10’ pieces that are more of a rail. You can take out the existing screws and fasten them that way, you can also, which I’d recommend, more screws.
you back on the roof again the roofer?

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Post by The Roofer » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:04 pm

weimy froob wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:04 am
The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am
Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am

Not very, maybe 30°. Metal roof, so it all slides to the gutter and builds up any time the temp gets above about 10° or so.
Metal is a different animal with snow. The combination will tear the gutter off. You need to install snow guards. Don’t get plastic ones. They make 10’ pieces that are more of a rail. You can take out the existing screws and fasten them that way, you can also, which I’d recommend, more screws.
you back on the roof again the roofer?
We did a small job yesterday. Schools are closing 2 hours early today, wind is starting to pick up. Monday I’ll be back on the roof, 30 yard container will be at the job Friday. It’s a huge tear off and reroof, there is a ton of snow to take off, not looking forward to it all.

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Post by Abe Froman » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:15 pm

The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:59 am
Abe Froman wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:29 am
The Roofer wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:08 am


How steep is your roof? Pitch?
Not very, maybe 30°. Metal roof, so it all slides to the gutter and builds up any time the temp gets above about 10° or so.
Metal is a different animal with snow. The combination will tear the gutter off. You need to install snow guards. Don’t get plastic ones. They make 10’ pieces that are more of a rail. You can take out the existing screws and fasten them that way, you can also, which I’d recommend, more screws.
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