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We're Thinking About Adding An Extension/New Master Bedroom... Archtect?
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The master bedroom of our 1850sq ft cedar log house is kinda small, and we were contemplating going out 10', and raising the roof, adding a bay window etc. But a local contractor suggested adding an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CORVAIRWILD Mar 2, 2013.

Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
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Hi folks, this is my 1st post to this forum... I hope I can behave myself. Let me know if I ramble on too long...Two years ago my wife and I bought our retirement home, a 1970's 1850sq   2-3 BR 2…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CORVAIRWILD Mar 6, 2013.

 

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CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
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Mar 6, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Here are some pix I took today from the lake side"
Mar 6, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"I'm meeting w the contractor I like, to review the (damaged) roof, and the warehouse is next door that we hope to get a permit for to convert o 5 apartments. (I re read that sentence, it's one of those that doesn't read well!)"
Mar 6, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Application manual from cedar bureau; http://www.cedarbureau.org/cms-assets/documents/30985-306719.roof-manual-011.pdf note; details on low sloped roof in page 9 of manual. "
Mar 6, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
Mar 6, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"What's on the roof? Did you watch the vid of the interior of our house?"
Mar 5, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Corvairwild, Here is an example of the underside / strapping of a traditional wood shingled roof in this rebuild of the Sjilo…"
Mar 5, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Thanks Tim. I have never seen white oak, just read about them being used years ago, some in New England and Apalachia, and lasted for years.  I have seen some photos somewhere where they were like boards 3' or 4 ' long (maybe one…"
Mar 4, 2013
Tim Bullock replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"shanny, I have had only one experience with the handsplit white oak shakes and it wasn't good.......I am not sure if it was the material or the application but it sure didn't work out well for my clients. I can see that they would work if…"
Mar 4, 2013
Tim Bullock replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"CORVAIR, Be careful with the Ice and Water Shield (Grace) as you do not want to create a double vapor barrier.....there is a ton of research on this particular issue and I have my opinions but don't have the "D" after my Personal…"
Mar 4, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Hmmmmm.....The pros could answer this one. I think for longevity they used to nail wood shingles over a strapped roof (strapping space apart so the shakes could breathe), and discipate moisture better, and they would not rot as quick (especially on…"
Mar 3, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"I was on the roof several times, and as we pulled the branches out of the roof, I didn't observe any kind of air space or special technique of laying strips of felt between shingles, as someone suggested. It just looks like an ordinary roof, as…"
Mar 3, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"How tragic that is. Yes I did watch the video.....Sounds like they got plenty of air ventilation and insulation. If there were problems you would probably have seen water staining on ceiling. "
Mar 3, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Intersestingly, this house was a full time residence after being built in mid 70's, and has superior const in every respect, as the owner had it built, and I suspect he was involved in all aspects, and or on the ladder building it. I could ask…"
Mar 3, 2013
shanny replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"Yes. Has the house mostly been a seasonal place, or was it used full time? The reason I ask is that it has a low pitched roof, so a lot of potential for ice damming in winter.  Thats why I suggested looking into doing a built up roof if you are…"
Mar 3, 2013
CORVAIRWILD replied to CORVAIRWILD's discussion Cedar Roof Shakes Needs Replaced, What To Use? Eastern White Cedar? Western Red Cedar?
"I hear ya! I dunno how many sq the roof is, but maybe as little as 30? We're just guessing now. but $650 a sq is alot! And then I should run Grace or similar over the entire roof too?"
Mar 3, 2013

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