Do you have asphalt shingles over wood shakes and would like to remove the old asphalt shingles and install new asphalt shingles directly over the wood shakes? Curious to know if this is a good idea or a bad move?
Insulation settles over time and older homes may not have enough insulation to make them comfortable or to keep heating and cooling costs within reason, and insulation might block your soffit vents! But the Ol’ Sage has some advice on the matter.
I’m seeing more and more staples used to fasten roof sheathing and it is causing problems. Not because staples don’t work but because the wrong size staple is being used or the staple spacing in incorrect.
Far too often builders and framers say “it’s just wall sheathing” and don’t pay enough attention to how sheathing is installed. Slapping it up and saying “good enough” can lead to some very expensive repairs that can damage a builder’s reputation, something the Ol’ Sage wants to help you avoid!