New roof – Part 1

We are installing a new roof and skylights today…well, that was a royal we! We are paying and someone else is doing.

Busy am with 6 to 9 guys on site at any given time.
The house was built in 1974 and it leaked in 74! Solution at the time was roofing over the existing. 2×6 sleepers with plywood, tar paper and shingles were laid right on top of the original.
It looks a lot more scary than it is. We did figure why the old roof failed. Decking was laid on the structure, 2″ ridgid insulation sat on top, then felt paper, then the shingles were nailed through the felt and insulation into the decking! It was destined to fail before the first rain fell. The good news is we have insulation!

The fix will be to lay in a 2×6, fill in the gap with plywood, ice and water up to the clear story window opening, counter flash, trim with PVC and seal up all around.

Ice & Water, underlayment ad new skylights across the back of the house.
New skylights in, shingles well under way. Garage roof stripped. Theses lads are animals!
House is shingles bars around the clear story windows. The 2×6 idea was a bust, however, I can up with a solution that they will try tomorrow.
Can’t get away for architecture even on my day off. I actually don’t mind as long as we keep the water out.
Ice & Water and Roof Runner going on the garage.

Tune in tomorrow for more!

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