I'll be tearing off the existing asphalt shingles (that I installed 20+ years ago) and trying my hand at cedar shingles. I've seen you can shingle over sheathing and I've seen the use of battens. Since cedar is a wood and breathability should be a plus, it would seem the battens are the better option. Any thoughts?
I found this
online and it looks pretty comprehensive. I'm wondering if I should interweave the shingles (slope about 3:12) into the felt like so:
or if that would be overkill for the gazebo. It's about 8' in diameter and open on all sides. When it rains, unless it falls straight down, you can get wet. The other option would be this:
For this type of application, would it matter which method was used?
I don't mind it taking a little more time if it means doing a first class job. It's more important to me to be proud of my work than to brag how fast I did it.
As you shingle toward the peak, I'm thinking I'd do one section at a time and make the cuts at the ridge with a circular saw after they are installed. Or do they need to be cut before being installed?
From what I've read it looks like I'll be field making the ridge pieces as well as the cap. This is what I found on laying the ridge pieces:
As for the cap, I was thinking of fashioning something in my woodshop and using some sort of adhesive to secure it to the peak.