Leaking Terrace

#1 Oct 9th, 2017, 23:55
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Hi guys,

My roof has sprung a leak in various places, so I am serioulsy considering Truss work.

Does anyone have any idea what to look out for and any pitfalls to avoid.

Some people recommend a minimum of .6 others say .45 is more than enough.

Any ideas anyone.

Of course I did google it first, but nothing worthwhile came up.

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Would reading this perhaps give you some ideas? https://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/...f-zmaz90sozshe
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We had our terrace painted with waterproofing and heat-resistant paint. It needs renewing every few years, but it fixed the leaks and one tell how little heat it absorbs compared to unpainted concrete just by walking on it, which I can do in mid-summer, when our drive would be making me mad hopping.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post We had our terrace painted with waterproofing and heat-resistant paint. It needs renewing every few years, but it fixed the leaks and one tell how little heat it absorbs compared to unpainted concrete just by walking on it, which I can do in mid-summer, when our drive would be making me mad hopping.
That (painting with waterproofing and heat resistant paint) is a good idea, but the cost varies between Rs30 to Rs150 per square foot. That is why I am considering Truss work.

I am going to get a few esitmates and see.

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If you don't have monkeys (red faced, the way we do in Jaipur), truss may be the way to go. We have a corrugated tin-shed on the roof and they have dented even that a few times.

@ Nick - what is the brand name of the heat treatment material you have used?
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It is true that the roof-paint treatments vary widely in cost. We got ours from a local newspaper classified ad, and it has been good enough that we have stuck with it. Thus... no brand name that I can quote. Who knows... if we used one of the expensive treatments, it might have lasted ten years instead of three or four. But, although our house is only just over 1,000 sq ft. the total cost difference is huge. Orders of magnitude. Erm, no mathematician, but three orders of magnitude, I suppose!

When you say "Truss" work, I don't really know what you mean. Do you mean building one of those sheet-metal over-roof roofs? Multiple advantages: Keeping the rain off creates another large, dry area for the house. I think people sometimes add mossie net to give a whole new usable area. Disadvantage: we have a solar water heater and, one day, I hope to have some solar power panels as well.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post It is true that the roof-paint treatments vary widely in cost. We got ours from a local newspaper classified ad, and it has been good enough that we have stuck with it. Thus... no brand name that I can quote. Who knows... if we used one of the expensive treatments, it might have lasted ten years instead of three or four. But, although our house is only just over 1,000 sq ft. the total cost difference is huge. Orders of magnitude. Erm, no mathematician, but three orders of magnitude, I suppose!

When you say "Truss" work, I don't really know what you mean. Do you mean building one of those sheet-metal over-roof roofs? Multiple advantages: Keeping the rain off creates another large, dry area for the house. I think people sometimes add mossie net to give a whole new usable area. Disadvantage: we have a solar water heater and, one day, I hope to have some solar power panels as well.

Exactly, the sheet type thing. Problem is this comes in various thicknesses as well as different materials such as galvanized steel and powder coated aluminium.

In addition there are plain sheets, sheets with tile design and sheets with ridges.

All come at varying costs.

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