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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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My shed needed a new roof, and I decided to try my hand on installing a steel roof. I figured it would be the last time I have to roof it shingle roofs only last around 7 to 10 years here. It turned into a bigger job than I planned, there was a lot more dry rot than I thought.

Took me longer than I thought also, being a member of the older generation, and having a couple of spacers and 8 screws in my back, torn knee ligaments, etc. etc. so I had to space out the work.

Before picture:
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Removed old roofing, and found dry rot on both overhangs and 3 rafters.
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Removing dry rot sections, and rafters.
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Dry rot plywood and rafters repaired.
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panels installed.
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Had problems walking to ridge to install cap with out slipping so I made a jig/fixture to clamp to the fascia and then used my 6 foot ladder on the roof to get to the ridge.
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Close up of the fixture, it worked great and it didn't deform any of the panel overhang.
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All done, my back is sore, my knee is sore, and I'm basically beat up but its done. Don't think I'll be doing another one any time soon... LOL
I also changed from roof vents to gable vents
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Not too bad for an old Fart ;-)

Next is run power to the shed, add insulation, and inside walls (going to use OSB instead of drywall)
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Nice job Danny. Clever design on the jig.

I helped a friend put vinyl siding on an older house in the D. When the roof was replaced they left a 12" overhang of the plywood with no trim. So how the heck do you attach fascia boards 40' in the air? Pocket hole screws and construction adhesive. His Chevy van had two heavy duty roof racks with 6" PVC pipes on each side for storing moldings. We braced a pair of 20' extension ladders against these pipes on the roof of the van to get this done. Never again!

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Nice job looking good. Danny
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that came out well...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Not to bad for an old fart is right!!! a fine job it is!!

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Good job, Danny. Looks nice.

40 year roof and 20 year screws. Not being negative, just factual. The rubber washers under the screw head get dry and shrink. This allows water infiltration and either tightening or replacement. However, as my father used to say, "let the next guy worry about it".

I love metal roofs and if I ever build another house, that's what is going up top. They will stay put in a hurricane long after a fiberglass shingle roof is in the wind.

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Looks good Dan, you must have had help putting up that jig as it looks heavy. But good job on the jig too. Take your time on the refurb inside, don't hurt yourself.
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Nice job Danny . Wish I did my tool shed in metal.

I'm going to run power in my shed someday . I think it would be very handy

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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not too late Rick....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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not too late Rick....
Stick Sssshhh! We need to get him to insulate first. Don't give him any ideas...you know how easily he gets sidetracked!

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