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Thorzdad
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Apr 6, 2019, 02:55 PM
 
We had wind and hail damage to our roof last month, and the crew was out today to go to work on it. I am amazed they can completely strip to the decking and re-do a roof in about five hours. Including a lunch break. The roof only took about 17 squares, but still.
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Apr 6, 2019, 09:31 PM
 
Our replacement roof, a couple of years ago, was done in a day. We have a one story house with just over 1800 square feet of floor space. Here in San Antonio, redoing a roof is basically down to a science. Between wind and hail, roofing is a major industry here. ;D

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Thorzdad  (op)
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Apr 7, 2019, 06:14 AM
 
Same here. Wind and hail, too. When we get bad weather, you can expect a stream of "contractors" ringing your doorbell, looking for business. This was actually the first time, in all our years of owning various homes, that we ever had roof damage, and we've gone through some pretty horrific weather. This is also, by far, the newest home we ever owned, so make of that what you will.
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Apr 7, 2019, 10:06 AM
 
our roof was done in a day too, about 10 years ago. Now our problem is moss growing on it. I was told I should get rid of that before it destroys the roof... not even sure who would do that.
     
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Apr 7, 2019, 10:30 AM
 
You can get a Zinc strip installed near the peak of your roof and it’ll help combat moss growth on the roof below it.
     
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Apr 7, 2019, 10:54 AM
 
Moss is not a problem here on the edge of the Sonoran desert. We have more problems with stuff collecting in the valleys of roofs.

You see here we don't need much roof pitch to "shed snow," though there are plenty of homes around with highly pitched roofs just for the aesthetics. One aesthetic feature that's pretty common is complex roof shapes with multiple peaks and intersecting slopes. That leads to relatively flat valleys between the peaks, and while they drain rain OK, they collect leaves and other stuff.

We are currently in the midst of the season I call "get a room, oak trees!!!". Oaks shed their leaves in the spring, and in the process "flower" with this sort of thing:

Oaks are so common here, and often so numerous (I have 3 in my yard and a 4th hangs over the fence from my neighbor) that their pollen literally coats everything... Sidewalks, cars, the insides of my sinuses, everything turns yellow from the pollen.

The flowers dry up to look like little brown squiggles. And they collect, along with the leaves. I have a hip-and-valley roof with two prominent valleys on either side of a central gable. One side has LOTS of tree overhanging it, and that valley is pretty full of various oak crud. I had planned to spend part of today on the roof clearing it off...but the thunderstorms currently rolling through our area have changed my mind.

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Apr 7, 2019, 11:01 AM
 
If I didn't love our oak trees for shade, I would hate them for their stupid flowers that get in everything. Part of the moss problem is likely due to overhanging oak trees. We have a few more weeks before that though.
     
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Apr 17, 2019, 08:08 AM
 
So, when the roof was being replaced, we had the contractor take down the two! DishTV dishes that were there when we bought the house. It didn't seem right to just toss 'em in a landfill, but now I have two perfectly good dishes (and a big honkin' junction box with a bazillion coax connections) sitting here and I have no idea what to do with them.

I put them up on both Craigslist and Freecycle, but haven't gotten any bites. Dish appears to have a recycling program, but it seems that it only accepts their set-top boxes, and not the dishes.

Any ideas on what to do with the things, or who might be remotely interested in them?
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Apr 17, 2019, 09:04 AM
 
My roof took several days but my house is a 250 year old cottage. It always throws builders that some of the beams are just trees with branches removed, not straight-cut to size.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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