Tuesday, December 10, 2019

July/Aug 2019: Second roof

We employed a more reputable (and expensive) company to replace our one year old leaky roof.  Lesson learned: Just cause someone calls themselves a roofer and is on your roof with a nail gun doesn't mean they know what they are doing.

We decided to do things a little different with the second roof.   Starting with better prep work.

We cleaned up the existing roof deck by replacing some boards that had insect damage, rot, and fire damage.



Carpenter ant damage:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1y8pMlCocMA2XzUyuFK631Ho7qkFr8hL8
Old boards off:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1fHvnGIKg7-QEoYoRzXq_Lh9xHqhYkh4-
New boards on:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1xd0SJRq_9IUAl1Wu6WBW1faNiXnyBA8R


Replaced the bad (and probably unsafe) chimney patch job done by the previous roofers:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1nJsh0fY_Z02wx6T1ZzFXKt-ReH5epOGQ

The last roofer did a sloppy job cutting the lower roof vents so we replaced these boards as well:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1QdG8X3uf_OXddY65zPObneMzOdbNh5-g

More off the roofer's handiwork (they somehow cut through the felt and decking and just shingled over it).
 https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1eb0gKVQSR1s1W1ZyGWO6fXAIgf5TPSw-


We moved the bath/kitchen vent pipe so it exited through roof rather then the wall (and then run horrizontally for no apparent reason).  
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Zz3EIgRfdtDt_8X_deV96ge8kdz_1Uv1
And added a vent pipe to the wash room (not sure how they got away with not having one before): 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1P635DiEDcy6jlvS2pPkeIdRa6UwmFoka


Squared up the skylights:
Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HparN-O-H31T6D9EVfDh9P_Yo9IGF3Qy
And cleaned up the sloppy cuts on the boxes:

Before:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1snB4tDcFnYe3V4QTKsfKiSdMOGEHnuSA


After:  


Roof off:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1FDU8vKhYHin6HCTxCpbW4EbLA3OyMR8E
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1vSmg1344FXAgxnnSx5GEWvCa7NWDjdFV
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1RNVqgOrZwugkoCAZ78BQoF6dWxZxmn-x

We added two layers of polyiso insulation (~R25) on top of the old roof deck, and 2x4s between foam and new decking to provide an air gap:.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Iyo9d7hRcq7xi7ZxGgPAwaiitOYEsEobhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1lR9Nz3e43-xwECzBeUjVs6jNe22Ul03d

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=19sOqBWTVUh5EBFfpIjGCSpa5G6V4Kzcyhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1Hio5WyBaCTO7q7ujzBRpRgiIZcx3NiWm

New roof on:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1jhIiJOZOxeLzFk8V-BNeYYCiVUm16OUp

With a few upgrades:
-Two new 'roof windows'
-Big boy 2x12 fascia with 1x4 accents boards (replacing wimpy 1x6s)
-Proper ridge vent tiles



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The running total takes another big leap:
Running total:  $71,900

New costs:
roof:  $20K
Roof windows: $~1400
Shiplap:  $200
odds n ends (pvc ,fittings, screws...):  $100

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