Ben Lippen

Cedar shingle gazebo roof

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"btw the gazebo needs a new roof..BAD"

 

That was posted in response to a picture in a thread that I was running in 2011. 

He was right then. 

But the gazebo was built 50 years ago, lol.  Believe this or not, but the roof was shingled with under-course. Not double coursed except for the first row.

Fifty years ago, under-course cedar was better than you can get now for sure. But I'm amazed that it lasted this long. Sure the fascia and lower strapping along with the lower courses of shingles rotted. But just last week I stood inside the thing and was dry from a rain storm. The moss was holding it together. 

 

Anyway, time for a new roof

 

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Got it all stripped and a dozen new strapping boards installed to replace the rotten ones. . Painted four sides of the 1 x 5 fascia boards. 

Tomorrow, depending on the rain, I will replace the fascia and start shingling.

8" exposure. 

Gonna be a mixture of white and red R & R's that I have.

 

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15 hours ago, giant basshole said:

Could you run some copper flashing in one of the courses, that would stop the moss growth.

Good call, thanks. I just happened to have this leftover roll of zinc roof strip. More than enough to do the upper courses. :th: 

 

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Another of the many reasons that I love Bronco Horses... 

Tripods are essential for un-level ground. And adjustable ones are the real chit :)

In this case I have three different elevations for the legs, and also had to thread one leg thru the fence. No problem.

 

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A month and a half later, between other projects and rain days, I finally got it finished.

I found a piece of sheet copper leftover from a job sixteen years ago that was just big enough to cap the center "post" of the roof. Tommy made it out of six, 5/4" x  4 1/4" pieces cut at a 15* angle and thru bolted the rafters through that. This way he had a base for the big six sided street lamp that he got and cut stained glass panel for. Then he put a lamp in it. 

Anyway,...

Had to buy a bottle of Brasso, but I polished it up real good before I cut and installed it.

 

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Thanks guys. 

22 hours ago, gray gables said:

Someone told a lemon cleans copper. I guess the acid from it helps. 

I heard toothpaste as well, lol. 

Brasso is cheap and lets you polish things real well. 

 

2 hours ago, makorider said:

So those two courses of zinc flashing will 'wash' down and prevent any moss?

Exactly.  Plus the copper top might help as well.

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12 mins ago, Ben Lippen said:

Thanks guys. 

I heard toothpaste as well, lol. 

Brasso is cheap and lets you polish things real well. 

 

Exactly.  Plus the copper top might help as well.

Interresting.

 

Have you ever tried that under asphalt shingles?   IE my shed

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