Shingles are one of the best types of roofing for a home. Architectural shingles are well made and hold up well to the elements. We always remove the old roof so that we can inspect the deck(See Roof Deck). There are many choices in color available. The ones in the pictures here are a blend with some brown, tan, green, light blues and yellows. Continue reading “Shingle roof”
Shingle roofs are generally installed over plywood decking. Most residential roof decks are 1/2″ plywood or Oriented Strand Board(OSB). Both types are acceptable for standard roofing applications in a non-coastal area. The picture here shows an OSB deck where the old shingles have been removed. When re-roofing a house it is important to make sure that the decking is clean and without damage.
Pressure treated lumber is the most common type of wood used for outdoor applications. It is a softwood lumber, typically southern yellow pine, that’s been chemically treated to resist rot, decay and termites. The boards are rolled into giant pressurized tanks where chemical preservatives are forced deep into the wood’s fibers. The result is an exterior-grade wood that’s ideal for building decks, fences, sheds, picnic tables, swing sets, and other outdoor projects.
Sometimes when you need something special, you just have to build it yourself. This is a custom built gable vent. We built it using pre-finished aluminum.
The inside of this porch is finished using tongue and groove pine. We framed up the walls with pressure treated lumber than then covered it with the T&G boards. The trim was ripped from pine 1×8. The pine has a lot of character with the heavy grain and knots showing through.