[Greenbuilding] Roofers

Peter Kidd peterkidd at shaw.ca
Sat Aug 23 09:36:30 MDT 2014


Commercial roofers work with insulation all the time, flat roof sloped 
roof, all kinds of roofing membranes including asphalt if you're going 
that route. What you want is not uncommon practice around here, a long 
way from NY unfortunately. Roofers don't frame up and sheath roofs, so 
carpenters have harnesses and all that jazz too.

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