Went up to my flat roof this weekend as I was planning to prep (clean)and put a layer of aluminum coating on.
My roof is flat, with a very slight pitch.
The last time it was redone was about 20 years ago .
It was done with some sort of rubber…and so far, as of today, NO LEAKS.
However, in my process of cleaning my roof, I discovered there are some areas that do puddle very minor, and there is some areas that have air bubbles.
I am debating
- leave it alone till it leaks
- be proactive and have the rood redone.
Tearoff or Not.
The house is a about 80 years old and alot of the my neighbors that have had their roofs redone on the last couple of years did not do a tearoff.
Spoke to a roofer today and he told me that he would just cut the bubbles and then roof on top.
Out here in NYC, torchdown is not allowed by law so SBS is the general premium out here with the IB PVC being $$$$$$.
With that said, what do you guys think. I’d hate to revisit this again so I’m leaning in tearoff. Seems like the general consesus though is that either the local roofers either advoid tearoff & or just don’t like doing it…
From what I read, SBS cold applied has come a long way and the glue is quite good these days…
For a 80 year old house, which may possibly have never seen a tearoff, should I do it or not, depending on roof conditions. There are NO leaks…just thinking about doing it to be proactive.
WILL all flat roofs develop air bubbles over time.
I was advised from one roofer that do they as it outgasses, and it’s more a matter of the roof floats so once installed, it’s best to not be on the roof …as you may create more problems than not.
The last time I was on the roof was 3 years ago when I had the gutters replaced. Went up there this season as we had pretty bad storms and just want to make sure things are in check.
Should I even consider this or wait till it leaks…