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#1 grnspot110 OFFLINE  



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Posted June 09, 2014 - 05:02 PM

Due to last month's hail storm, we had the house, shop & shed re-roofed last week.  It took a crew of four men from 1:30 pm to 9:30 pm to strip & shingle all three buildings!  The only problem was communications, I don't speak Mexican!  I didn't know the company owners until they got here to bid the job, but I grew up with their parents!


I have a cupola on the shop which is the roof vent w/fan & sliding door to close it off when needed.  The plywood sheathing on the cupola had rotted along the bottom edge, so I took it off when the roofers got to the shop & had them shingle over the hole, temporarily. 


Got it into the shop over the weekend for repairs:    HPIM3082 (Small).JPG


Removed to old shingles & rotted plywood:               HPIM3083 (Small).JPG


Replaced split bottom of the cupola with treated 1 x 3"s:   HPIM3084 (Small).JPG


New treated plywood sheathing & hmde. aluminum roof edge:    HPIM3085 (Small).JPG


New shingles:                                                        HPIM3086 (Small).JPG

Base is screwed to the roof, then cupola is screwed to the base.


Repainted the cupola & base, then removed the temporary shingles & put it back on the roof.


Finished project:


HPIM3087 (800x597).jpg     HPIM3088 (800x597).jpg



Edited by grnspot110, June 09, 2014 - 05:02 PM.

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 05:07 PM

Looks great up there. I bet that Dalmatian gets a good view from up there!

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 07:01 PM

Rebuild looks very nice! :thumbs: I've always like the look and functionality of a cupola. I want to put one up on the barn, but yet another project for someday, not tomorrow.

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 07:04 PM

Looks good up there, Lowell! Great job on it!

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Posted June 09, 2014 - 07:21 PM

Very nice rebuild.                                                                                                                  Roger.

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 05:36 AM

Nice job :thumbs:   I better not show the wife though she'll want one with a lab on top lol

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 06:53 AM

That looks nice.  This post caught my eye because around 1981 or 82, I was doing some work at an older couples home, weeding flower beds, trimming trees, and shrubs, etc.  They had a nice one on their garage and it had rotted.  They asked if I could repair it or build a new one.  It was pretty large, with vents on each side with wood siding under, over, and on each side of the vents.  I rebuilt it but it was like making new.  I think the only thing original was the wood siding and the roof.  The frame, plywood, vents, were all new wood.  It was one of my first "professional" carpentry jobs.  I had to hire 3 friends to help me get it off the roof and help put it back up after.  The homeowner paid my help too, buying them all some imported beer.  Everybody was happy.

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