[Greenbuilding] Roofers

Benjamin Pratt benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 19:30:15 MDT 2014


I saw crew on my block lay down sleepers and put another layer of sheathing
on top of them, sloping at the bottom to meet the existing gutters and
roofline. Simple roof, took them all of a few hours.  They'd obviously done
it before! Putting foam down in between would've been easy. Still the air
gap would've help a lot, especially in the summer.
Ben


On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:11 PM, <bill.allen at verizon.net> wrote:

> Thanks Jason,
>
> I'm hoping to insulate both between the rafters as well as on top of the
> sheathing. I can see an "insulation co." doing between the rafters from the
> attic but not sure about an insulation co getting ON the roof laying foam
> sheets on the exterior....it seems too intertwined with what a roofer
> does...harnesses, etc....please correct me if I am wrong because my search
> has turned up no one.
>
> I have the "plans" from Building Science Corps "Guide for Builders".  Many
> great illustrations in that document that lay out the exact details of
> every part/junction/penetration, etc.
>
> I have one lead from Genero but schedules are tricky. Would still
> appreciate any additional thoughts on my plans or leads for roofers in the
> NY area.
>
> Thanks
> Bill
> ------Original Message------
> From: Jason Holstine
> Sender: Jason Holstine
> To: Bill Allen
> To: Green Building
> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Roofers
> Sent: Aug 22, 2014 2:12 PM
>
>
> Your region doesn't have a monopoly on the problem. You're probably best
> off
> having a roofer do the roof and a good insulation guy or GC/energy retrofit
> contractor insulate. Depending on the nature of the job, it may benefit to
> draw up some plans specific to the house for all contractors to work from
> and (gasp) collaborate.
>
>
>
> On 8/22/14 1:59 PM, "bill.allen at verizon.net" <bill.allen at verizon.net>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I am hoping someone can direct me to a roofer in the NY/CT/NJ tri-state
> area
> > (actual job in Mt. Vernon, NY) who has actually heard of applying
> insulation
> > when you re-roof.  Every roofer I can find looks at me cross-eyed when I
> > mention "deep energy retrofit" or anything other than just slapping down
> > asphalt shingles on plywood.
> > I need to re-roof a 30'x30' 1926 colonial asap but want to take
> advantage of
> > the opportunity to apply some insulation.  I am using the Building
> Science
> > Inc. builders guide as a blue print.
> >
> > Are there any good roofers out there?
> >
> > Thanks for your consideration,
> > In frustration.
> > Bill
> >
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