Friday, November 20, 2009

The roof is leaking and the wind is howling

Well I got me a roof leak last night. Not my first, I still need to paint over the patch in the kitchen. Luckily I had my cousin in that bedroom and she noticed the first few drops seeping through a seam in the drywall. It appears the AC thingamajigger on the roof needs caulking or something, because that's where the water came from. But last night's rain was like a bucket and my sump pump in the cellar kept going off every 4 minutes.



At 11/20/2009 10:11 AM, Blogger Emil said...

Do you still have a tar/gravel or do you have a mebrane roof? I am going to need to change my roof soon :(

At 11/20/2009 11:08 AM, Blogger Mari said...

I think the tar stuff. Yeah, I need to have a roof fund going, once I get back to normal fiscally.

At 11/20/2009 1:32 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Last night was tough on roofs apparently. Yours is the 3rd roof I've heard of springing a leak last night. Mine was a victim also.

At 11/20/2009 2:45 PM, Blogger Emil said...

Hmm yeah I have tar and gravel. Maybe we can get a group discount :). I got quotes ranging from 2500 to 6000 depending if they will be removing the old roof our just going over it.

At 11/21/2009 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check white roofs. The new York Times had an article on them, a few months ago. They are much less money than green roofs, but will save you a ton of money in AC costs.


At 11/23/2009 10:18 AM, Blogger si said...

I recently found a roofing guy I really like. He did some melted rubber patching method that is more heavy duty & lasts much longer than the black goo. & he did not try to sell me a whole new roof like maggio, which irritated me. niello8(at) if anyone needs the #


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