Archive for February, 2011

Mocking Up Our Yellow Cedar Shake Roof

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Before we start putting the yellow cedar shakes on our gable roofs, we have to establish the placement of those shakes.  Specifically, we need to establish the exposure of the shakes to the weather, the placement of the waterproof material between the shakes, and the fastening schedule.

To start the detailed design, we laid out some shakes inside the house, showing different weather exposure.

What do you think?

The layout on the left has 6 inches of weather exposure and the layout on the right has 7-1/2 inches of weather exposure.

The layout on the left has 6 inches of weather exposure and the layout on the right has 7-1/2 inches of weather exposure.