We have a pretty large Gazebo with a shake roof. We want to re-roof with Comp. I tore off the shakes, next are the slats which lay on plywood. These are challenging to get off without damaging the plywood but going slowly I think I can remove without destroying the plywood. This is the choice rather than adding on the extra weight to the structure.
After I have put down the under lament, how do I start? I do not have a straight up and down edge being the gazebo starts wide and goes up to the center. I saw one video online with a Technic starting in the center of each section and working out to the hips or do I start on the hip and go across, if so is there a calculation? Do the the shingles get cut along the hip with a cap?
The slope is not great but it is a gazebo, early on I thought perhaps starting on the backside and continuing around the pattern but I do not know how it would end and have decided this might end up looking horrible…I think I am correct here but throwing out to the experts…
Thanks for any information.
Best way to start a triangle is a center line.
Best way to start that is to pull you cell phone out and call a competent Roofer.
Simple enough, pick a spot and start there. If it’s like most gazebos the sides aren’t to big.
Cut the shingles at the hips, and cap them.
Authentic_Dad hope you were trying to be funny, actually I spent about 5 years mostly hot tar roofing 30 years ago, I know what to do and what not to do without knowing. Not doing what you don’t know until you know is the battle, thanks for the sarcasm!
The Gazebo is 17 feet across with a 4/12. The structure is built like a tank. Leaning towards going over the slats with lighter plywood then over with comp. Need to determine the whole weight aspect.
Still will stop by and discuss with a general manager in a roofing yard I worked at 30 years ago.
If you go over the lath with a layor of 1/2" cdx plywood it will not add considerable weight. Plywood would also prevent the proper sized fasteners sticking through and being viable from the underside if its viable like most gazibos .
I wasn’t trying to be funny. A turret roof gazebo is rather difficult. I’m not sure how hot tar roofing relates other than you’re a hard worker. But best of luck.