Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding

jboothe

05:02AM | 07/28/01
Member Since: 07/27/01
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I have a log house that my father built in 1978. It has a 6" beam construction overlayed with 2x6" tongue and groove. On top of that is 4" foam core insulation with paper and shingles finishing it off. The insulation has gotten semi-soft in areas around the skylights and the shingles break if any pressure is put on them. Everytime I go up to repair a leak I create more, in different areas. I would like to go with a metal roof. My thought was to go up the roof every few feet and screw 1x4's through the insulation and shingles into the 2x6's. The new metal roof would be affixed to the 1x4's. What are your thoughts on this?

PattyB

06:32AM | 07/29/01
jbooth: metal roofing is now sold at Lowe's, would advise checking this out and seeing what the mfg. recommends for installation.


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