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Offline medic3500

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2014, 08:22:54 PM »
Sounds good to me, I'm totally ignorant on the subject matter. 

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2014, 12:07:11 AM »
Fred...While it helps the energy efficiency to have the larger eaves, it works against the building structurally by creating more of an uplift area. Structurally, the smaller the eave the less uplift. Too bad there isn't a happy medium!

ABC...Sounds logical, because you are providing more ventilation to move the heat up and out.

Dan and Lee...You are right Lee. It is something like that, because there is not much air flow in an attic during a heavy downpour.
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2014, 03:35:10 PM »
I think the reason was I have vented gables and during storms the wind would pressurize the attic, just a guess though

Lee, could you amplify that statement-- I am dense? We have vented eaves, but no gables-- it that the same principle. I had thought of installing a exhaust blower in the attic, but the size and power requirements didn't seem to justify the return.
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2014, 12:40:28 AM »
Stephen, the guy that built my house in NC, had regular gables on the front of the house not the fake ones you see so much, these gables on the front had windows.   The gables on the back on the house, had vents where the windows would normally be straight to the attic.  It seemed to work pretty good, as the attic had great ventilation. 
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #34 on: November 21, 2014, 12:52:16 AM »
Lee, I think this is what you're talking about.  Read on another PI website you need to be careful which direction your house sits in as the prevailing winds will blow rain into your attic.




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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2014, 01:06:48 AM »
now Im confused, we had three of the window type on the front that actually let light and air into the bedrooms up stairs.

In the back they didnt go into the bed room just into the attic...the house was what is commonly called a story and a half.

This was achieved by having a very steeply pitched roof, I would post a picture but lost them all when my second hard drive crashed....
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2014, 01:11:31 AM »
I think its all the same concept, yours were just more decorative.

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2014, 12:40:36 PM »
now Im confused, we had three of the window type on the front that actually let light and air into the bedrooms up stairs.


Lee -- Are you talking about Dormer Windows?

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2014, 12:55:54 PM »
now Im confused, we had three of the window type on the front that actually let light and air into the bedrooms up stairs.


Lee -- Are you talking about Dormer Windows?


exactly that....
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2014, 01:43:50 PM »
Okay, now I am with the program. :)
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2016, 05:28:31 AM »
while everyone is talking about roof here, I have a delimma about cost of replacing roof. I have this 2100 square ft home in Tagaytay. I have one quote so far to completely replace the roof with shingles which is what I have now. For complete installation, roof framing, exterior painting, materials and labor... basically brand new roof altogether for 1.7M pesos. I thought that was a bit more than what it would cost a roof replacement here in US. I suppose if I'm getting tile roof then it might be close to that but I just want a shingle roofing. Does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to replace a shingle roof there in the philippines particularly in Tagaytay? thanks

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #41 on: January 21, 2016, 03:48:57 AM »
   Is it a single story dwelling?


Offline Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2016, 06:05:33 AM »
andromeda.

Is that your home that you were renting out to JJ, a member
on here? What say you JJ, does her house need a new roof?

JJ,

What is the cost of your roof of your new home you are having
built there in Tagaytay?
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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2016, 07:12:12 AM »
We have the cement roofing material on our home
since 1999 and still in good condition after 15 yrs
Also withstood two hurricane direct hits in the past
without any damage!

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Re: Roof Construction
« Reply #44 on: January 21, 2016, 09:43:21 AM »
Andromeda, that price sounds  expensive for the Philippines. Yes, it might be in line with prices in the states for a tile roof, not shingle roof, with a enforceable warranty but I doubt you would get any guarantees that can be enforced in the PI. Shop around a little more would be my opinion. Good Luck with your quest.
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