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Wood shake roof conversions can require extra effort

wood shake tear off reveals gaps in roof deck
after removing the wood shakes it was revealed that the substrate required additional material

You never know what you’re going to find when you take off an existing roof. In this instance the asphalt shingles had been installed over a wood shake roof. It became apparent as to why when we removed the cedar shingles. This heritage home had 1″ x 10″ slats for a roof deck substrate that were spaced up to 4″ apart.  The solution was to inlay 1″ x 4″ pieces into the gaps to create a continuous surface.  Just another example of some of the unknowns that must be addressed when you renovate.

fills gaps in roof deck
the gaps in the roof deck had to be filled to create a complete surface on which to install the new asphalt shingles