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woodyblab 11-05-2006 11:09 PM

Roofing question
I need to replace the roof on my 12x12 shed. EVERYTHING is rotten. Does anyone have a suggestion on a book or an article or a website to give me an overview on steps to replace the whole roof? Thanks

joasis 11-06-2006 05:50 AM

Ask Away!

Darylh 11-06-2006 08:02 AM

As joasis said, ask away. This is a great place to get info and how twos and a lot of us are in the Business.
Any pics of the shed would help if possible.
Is the roof Gable or Hip.
When you said "The whole roof do you mean the framing as well or just the roofing and plywood?
Is there soffitts?
Is there gutters?
What is the overhang in inches?
What is the roofing material?
What roofing material would you like to have on there?
Tear out is fairly simple Gutters, facias, soffitts, gable end siding if any, roofing( A flat shovel works great for this), sheating, framing. Now your ready for the construction and with the answers to my questions above we will be able to take you through this one step at a time, by the way How comfortable are you with roof framing?

Tomcat1066 11-06-2006 10:01 AM

I can't speak for woody, but I've got a similar problem with my laundry room's roof. I was going to just replace the decking, dry it in, then shingle it, but I found that the rafters are pretty well rotted, so they really should be replaced.

Do I have questions before I can even begin to give info though. Should I just ask here, or start a different thread?


Darylh 11-06-2006 11:02 AM

I would start a new thread, your situation is a little different it some ways

woodyblab 11-06-2006 01:56 PM

i will take pictures and post questions

Thanks for the beginning advice

joasis 11-06-2006 08:12 PM

I am sure I speak for most of the contractors that participate on this forum..we don't mind questions, and we will gladly offer advice and answers.......and remember...everyone has to start somewhere in the learning curve.

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