Monthly Archives: February 2011

Starting Our Shake Roof

We started putting the shakes on our roof today. In order to uses less energy, and considering we have a significant cooling load, we want to have a ‘cool roof system’.  This is why the flat roof has a white membrane.  For the gable roofs, we wanted to have a wood shake roof in order […]

Mocking Up Our Yellow Cedar Shake Roof

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 […]