TSW Roofing Solutions--New Cedar Shake Roof for a 245-Year-Old Building

TSW Roofing Solutions--New Cedar Shake Roof for a 245-Year-Old Building from TSW Roofing Solutions

By: TSW Roofing Solutions  10/15/2014
Keywords: Roof Replacement, Flat Roof, Licensed And Insured Roofing

TSW Roofing Solutions replaced the shake roof of an original 1760s rubblestone building at a historic site. We won the project in a competitive bid process because our approach went beyond the basic specs. We didn’t just want to replace the roof—we wanted to solve current problems and deliver a better result for the future. The area’s high humidity and the porous wood surface had provided the right conditions for a thick bed of moss to thrive on the 1990s replacement roof. Based on Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau guidelines for areas of high humidity, we recommended 24” treated cedar shakes installed with hot dipped zinc coated nails. For additional structural support, we secured horizontal braces to the existing roof trusses. We installed a cedar breather, we put an Ice and Water Shield underlayment along the eaves and penetrations, and we laced 18" 30# felt over the top of each course of shakes. We also installed a maintenance-free copper ridge cap, new copper drip edge and flashings, and new fascia board.

Keywords: Flat Roof, Licensed And Insured Roofing, Roof Replacement