Long time no post. Looking for some advice / information from those who may have experience. My carport roof is now leaking and it's getting to be a mess (put it off last year and paying the price now). There's no water making it's way into the house as it's flowing "away" from the building. The carport is attached to the side of my 2 story with a "wrap arround" the front (approx 3 feet wide). When we purchased the house, the home inspector did warn me it needed to be repaired / replaced shortly as the roofing material on there was beginning to wrinkle in a bad way. I've been reading arround into various DIY options, i'm not scared in the least tackling this job. I don't want to go the route of the shingle rolls the last homeowner used, laying down felt paper then unrolling that puppy only to perforate it with nails and then tar the seems is what has it in bind already. I'll of course be ripping all existing material off and chucking that to a dumpster, then replacing any plywood sheets which may be weak / damaged over the years or from the water.
Has anyone arround these parts replaced their flat roof before? What is your preferred method / roofing material? What should i be asking for if i contact a roofing supplier? This going to be an insane job to complete? Not paying huge attention @ the time, I've seen good old Holmes roofing crews rolling out and torching down what appears to be a cousin to the shingle roll. Heating the tar underneath so it adhere directly to the plywood does look like a preferred method to me, with a fire extinguisher on hand or course =) But honestly i don't know really where to begin aside from advice to visit Danforth Roofing Supply. After work this evening i'll post up some pics if it helps out.