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 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.

1 Comment

  • Sam says:

    I like the one on the left. Having more density of shakes on a high gable will give it a more substantial look from the ground.

    I just stumbled on this blog, and love it. You guys are doing an awesome job documenting this exciting project.

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