a dumb thought
Just had this thought about redoing my wood shake roof on my circa 1680 house after I build my additions this summer.
I probably don’t need to redo it other than the fact it’ll probably look off kilter after I do the additions this summer with the new shake roofs.
My guess is I’d get a good ten years or better from the existing roof but as I said it’d look stupid next to a new one unfortunatly. Its about 20sq or so to rip off of the skip sheathing.
I was wondering about furring under each course of existing shake roofing and nailing new wood shake over that.
I’d be good insulation and strong…..
I know, I know …….gut feeling is to rip whats there and do it from scratch but……
Any thoughts on this flash I “just” had?
Be in thought
“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.”
Edited 3/12/2003 5:41:25 PM ET by Andy Clifford(Andybuildz)
Why not buy your shakes for the addition 6 months ago, spread them outside and let them get a pre-weathered finish :) :)
Good flash but I've only been here less than three months and that wouldnt come close anyway to shingles that have been up there for probably fifty years or so.
I'd end up with shingles with deer, dog , cat. rabbit,bird etc prints on em' if I did that.....Hmmmmmm...."new business"..Interested?
andy"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is." http://CLIFFORDRENOVATIONS.COM
The new shakes will weather out in a year or two, and macth the old pretty well, unless there is a lot of staining on the old shingles.
I wouldn't nail a new roof over the old, I see a ventialtion problem there, and the shingles below will rot pretty fast.
You're right, it's a goofy idea, but...
If yuou are wanting the old and new woods to match looks to save re-roofing costs immediately, you can use a percolate deck wash to renew the look of the old roof. flood makes one. I think there are others out on the market. Maybe Thompson's does too.
You'd be up there washing or scrubbing it in with a scrub brush on a broom handle sso you would need to consider fall protection and where the drainage falls. You don't want to be bleaching out all the siding and shrubbery. Plastic drop clothes help as does prewetting but you can't leave the plastic draped over bushes for long in the summer or you'll parboil it. You'll need help. Here's the procedure, basically -
Get your ladders and fall protection set up.
Mix the powder with water according to directions and put it in a garden sprayer. You can work right out of a bucket but I like to do it this way.
Prewet the shrubbery and hang plastic drops.
Get up there with the garden sprayer and a scrub brush and hose available.
Spray an area down with the mix.( Some brands suggest prewetting the wood too)
Scrub as it percolates (foams) Maybe a couple of times.
Rinse it all down
Spray and scrub another area and rinse it.
Pick up the drops before the sun bakes the shrubs under it. I picture a crew of three working together to do this in a long day. It is best to get it going early in the morning (like dawn) because you don't want hot sun drying the stuff out as soon as it hits the wood.
Depending on how long it stays on the wood and how badly stained it is, you can have the old wood looking amazingly new.
Remember to think ahead and always, be safe!
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