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Obtain your raw resources at a local party, drinking buddy, or community service highway clean-up.
Once you have a few small bundles of shingles, take them, your tin snips, some extra unpressed aluminum rectangles and a staple gun to the roof.
Fold a lip lengthwise on some more aluminum rectangles so they have a round exposed edge and staple + overlap them across the ridge. Making these can be tedious but the end result is gratifying because the old cans are fulfilling an immediate second life. So, a bit late to the party, but I think aluminum beer cans have a corrosion resistant coating which makes this even more enticing.
I'm not sure about all states but, where I live only carbonated beverages have a deposit on the can.
I have worked with a man who has used flattened beer cans for roofing and siding on a couple of shed-like structures here in Huntsville Texas (70 mi north of Houston).
Dad and hubby, paleo food enthusiast, solar energy, boating, making stuff, melting stuff, and raising chickens. As you may know, there are many different types of shed roof styles, ranging from flat to multi-layered or sloped. Along the top edge of your shed’s walls, position four beams that are 1-2 inches wider than the walls flat across the top of each wall’s edge and bolt them in place at the corners.
Measure the midline of the two end beams, making sure that the measurements are accurate, as both ends need to line up. Rafters should be 24” apart and need to be notched with a Stopper Cut on the bottom edge a few inches up the beam from the lower end of the rafter.
Installing a roof can be quite difficult, but you don’t have to be a master carpenter to install a basic gable roof; with some math skills and knowledge of angles, anyone has what it takes for building a shed roof.
Essex Flat Roofing exceeded my expectations, I was thoroughly satisfied with the standard and quality of work on my new flat roof, highly recommended! Thanks for coming out at such short notice and saving me thousands of pounds from water damage, top job. Thanks for the super job guys, Turned up on time every time and got the job done hassle free.
Essex Flat Roofing offers one of the most comprehensive guarantees currently available for flat roofs. Complete replacement of extension roof, new facia and guttering fitted fibreglassed and gel coated. This week, I will be covering one of my favorite styles of roofing in Minecraft—the arched roof.
Step 1 Decide How Wide the Roof Will BeFor this example, I will be using one that is 7 blocks wide, as I have marked with the signs.
Step 2 Build the First Vertical PieceYour first vertical piece should be 1 block less that the roof is wide. Step 3 Build the Rest of the Vertical PiecesEach time you got in one block, decrease the amount you go up by one. Step 4 Decorate the ArchI like to put a stair block facing in on each of the horizontal surfaces. Often the seams on the roofing membrane pop open, or water starts to pool under the deck, and the only way for this water to drain is into your home. Another issue is the cost of such a roof deck (even without the high costs associated with roof repairs) – the rubber roof by itself is somewhat inexpensive, but when you add the cost of a pressure treated wood deck (a fiber decking, mahogany or some other premium deck is rather rare, and most people do choose to go with PT wood), your deck ends up costing a small fortune.
IB Roof Systems recognized the need for a long-lasting waterproofing membrane for roof decks, patios and balconies, and based on their excellent PVC roofing membrane, created a Deck Roofing product, which will last for decades, is easy to repair (if such need arises), and has a special, slip-resistant, beautiful surface. IB Deck Shield was created based on IB Roofs’ proven PVC roofing membrane, designed for flat roofs, and featuring hot air welded seams, which make membrane overlaps sealed permanently, ensuring a long-lasting watertight roof. IB took it’s existing PVC roof product (IB Flat Roof), and added a special surface to it, making it slip resistant, even when wet, and added a beautiful texture, which resembles small pebbles, often used as a swimming pool deck.
Because an IB Deck Shield is exposed to constant foot traffic, deck furniture, outside BBQ grills, etc., it must withstand all this abuse and last for many years without any leaks. When a a joint compound cures, we apply a layer of IB water-based adhesive and lay down the IB Deck Shield membrane, which was previously aligned to be wrinkle free and to have exactly a 2″ overlap with the previous sheet of membrane. Once all DensDeck is installed, all DeckShield is glued down, seams welded and all flashings are installed, the roof is complete, and now you have a durable, completely water-tight roof deck, where you can spend nice summer days, invite your friends over for BBQ, and not worry about roof leaks any more. Of course you want to be careful with your new roof and not drop any sharp objects purposely, but small accidents do happen, and you can be confident that IB DeckShield will withstand all normal wear and tear – foot traffic and most accidental drops, which would usually puncture a flat roof such as rubber roofs.
Because IB DeckShield installation is rather complicated and involved, it will cost more than the flat roof prices provided by our roofing calculator. Price of IB Deck Shield installation will also depend or roof difficulty, number of roof penetrations and whether the existing roof needs to be removed. To give you an example – it took us about 5 days to complete the roof in the first picture on this page, with 4-5 guys working 8-10 hours per day.
The pricing above is approximate and reflects a general price structure that we use for deck roofs installation in Massachusetts and the rest of New England states (Roofs in CT, RI, NH, ME and VT). We will price each roof deck separately, but this will provide you with pretty accurate pricing guidelines, so you would know how much to expect to pay for an IB DeckShield roof. Please advise on the best contractors in northwestern Washington for your IB deck shield cool flat roofing system. Hello do you know if there is a contractor in montana that is qualified installer of your product? I have a flat roof deck which I love but it leaks badly at the point the roof comes down to it.
I am building new wall and roof over an existing heavy duty deck which will become my new enclosed Breakfast Room.
Also wonder about mounting the railing posts on the sides of the deck structure, thus avoiding any penetrations to the surface material. Please share this website on facebook or google plus or something, if you don’t mind.
You can do mechanically attached system – just make sure you mark your deck rafters and place all screws BETWEEN those marked lines, not under.
Can this be installed on an upper deck that is pressure treated wood to waterproof a below deck or is this for only actual existing roofs? If you need an estimate, fill out our Quote Request Form and we will get in touch with you. I live in Boston and i am currently looking for someone to build a roof deck on my flat rubber roof which is 434sqft. I would like to see some roof deck material samples of a brown color and different textures.
I’ve written about how to prevent ice dams by fixing attic air leaks and insulation, as well as several hack methods showing how to remove ice dams, but I still get a lot of questions about ice dam prevention. Raking snow off the roof with a roof rake is a safe way of removing snow, as long as you don’t get too close to your overhead power lines. While the roof rake pictured above is the most common type, there are many other variations of this designed to make the work easier – one such version is the MinnSnowta Roof Razor®.

Removing snow from the eaves is an effective way to prevent ice dams, but it won’t work 100% of the time.
For two-story homes where using a roof rake from the ground isn’t practical or possible, the options are to risk your life getting up on an icy roof to shovel the snow off, hire someone else to risk their life, or install roof de-icing cables as a preventative measure.
Roof de-icing cables, also known as heat cables or heat tape, should be considered a last resort when it comes to preventing roof leaks from ice dams. Measure the areas where you need to install your de-icing cables first, and buy appropriately sized cables. Don’t expect the snow and ice to melt the way it does in the promotional photo above.
I appreciate this post, as it is so detrimental to home owners to properly remove snow and ice from their homes.
Then you lay the flat piece into the forming die and press it by stomping on it or hitting it with a hammer. Maybe the beer-u-crats on the state payroll think the homeless are getting rich from cleaning up trash? My question is I live in Hawaii and I would love to shingle my tiny home instead of the typical big old bulky metal roof. There are some mixes such as the 6000 series they use for believing ocean going boats as it doesn't corrode. I think the issue is getting the plastic coating off the aluminum somehow; maybe heat them to burn it off. With this variety of styles, also comes a variety in the degree of difficulty involved in making them.
When each beam is in place, they should look like a rectangle or square (depending on the shape of your shed) frame when looking down at the shed. Typically, plywood is used for this step, but you can use any sturdy material that you’re comfortable with. Our guarantee is a no quibble 20 year full guarantee which can be called upon in the unlikely event that your roof should fail for whatever reason.
This is basically just a roof that starts out steep and slowly slopes down until it meets in the center.
If you need to repair such a roof deck, you will have to take it apart completely to seal the seams or to redo the roof flashing, and then put everything back together. Both rubber roof flashing and tar flashing around the post will begin to fail after 5-7 years, so once again to stop the leaks, you will have to disassemble the deck and repair the flashing. This makes it possible to walk on this surface, eliminating the need for a wooden deck over the membrane, and making the whole roof seamless and watertight. An IB roofing membrane can withstand ponding water, and is an excellent choice for any flat roof. All components of IB Deck Shield roof are color matching and will produce a uniform, great-looking final product. To be able to do so, an IB deck Shield is installed over a dense, moisture resistant substrate – DensDeck, which is attached to the roof deck.
Once adhesive is applied and membrane is laid down, it is mechanically fastened at all roof to wall connections, but never in field. IB Roof manufactures special post flashings, which can either be pre-welded or split, and it is the choice of a contractor which one to use. By contrast, a welded flashing sits pretty tight around the post, so it is rather difficult to pull it all the way down. It is also very easy to repair an IB Deck Shield roof – a small patch of color-matching membrane will be welded over the damaged area, making the repair virtually invisible, unless looked at from close distance. However, when you consider the alternative of a rubber roof with a PT wooden deck over it, IB DeckShield will usually be less expensive, as PT wood deck will add a significant amount to the total roof deck cost. IB Deck Shield takes considerably longer to install than regular IB flat roofs, and costs a lot more than a standard 50-mil or even 80-mil IB roofing membrane. In case of a roof removal, the roof deck must be installed in sections, and sealed at the end of each work day, to prevent roof leaks from overnight rains.
Learn how contractors price their roofs, as well as pros and cons of different roofing materials. It’s installed on thousands of roofs throughout Texas, Cali, Hawaii, and other souther states since 1978, with no problems. Waterproofing penetrations without proper skill and proper flashing accessories can be a nightmare – the fewer penetrations, the better.
Call either one and they will connect you to local approved installers of IB Roof products.
This becomes a constant chore, but it’s better than dealing with water leaking in to the house.
This is obviously more important in some areas then in others, but your techniques look safe, and gets the job done. In this Instructable I'll show how to make the die and then lay out the shingles on a roof. If whatever was in there is acidic like tomato juice or oj its going to be corrosion resistant.
One of the simplest roofing designs is the gabled roof, mainly because it does not use a truss system.
These beams need to be very securely attached, as they are the supporting components of your roof.
When using plywood, nail it to each rafter making sure to attach it securely at the top, bottom, and middle.
In addition, Essex Flat Roofing are also able to offer customers a manafacturer backed warranty. In the end, most of the front view of the roof had rotted away which resembled the bottom of a rabbit’s cage!Rainwater was ultimately seeping into the living space below.This is the intended design with measurements and materials used-The First task was to remove the existing guttering and fascia boards with a wrecking bar. I think this type of roof looks great in Elvish-styled buildings and can make any build look very elegant and tall.
I also put fences surrounding the inside to give it a more elegant and elvish feel.You can make extremely large ones like the arch below, which has a base of 15 block across. The main problem with this assembly is leaks, which often occur within a few years of the roof deck’s installation.
An IB DeckShield roof will remain weldable for decades, just like other IB Flat roofing products. Find out how to measure and estimate a roof using an extensive step-by-step roof estimating guide and roofing calculator software. So your options are to go to local roofing supply and buying other PVC material … most likely you will find Carlisle or Versico that you as homeowner (or contractor friend, or pretend to be contractor) will help you buy. Was put in 8 years ago and in great condition.have been covering it with outdoor carpeting but tired of replacing carpet. My asphalt and mineral surface shingles always need replacing before their projected lifespan is up.
Once the two vertical beams have been securely attached, the Cross Beam needs to be installed. For a more finished look, roofing tiles can be layered on top of the plywood, starting at the bottom edge of the roof and working upwards to insure water runs off the roof instead of in between the tiles.

However, It may be more practical to use a larger reduction factor each time you go up.In this picture, I increased the amount each vertical piece decreases by to 3.
Because of fast and easy installation in all tight spots, any roof penetration can be flashed quickly and any installation defects are eliminated.
The reason for this price structure is as follows: Roof decks are usually rather small, but the tear off greatly intensifies the installation difficulty and slows down the overall process.
It is best to create a template first for these cuts and then use it to cut each rafter, so all of the rafters fit into place identically. Also allowing for cutting in the lead flashing at one brick below the window sill.A half brick on the side wall was knocked out (red arrow) to allow the wall plate to be pushed through giving it extra support. All other flashing and penetration details will be priced, taking into account other aspects of your roof, and the project as a whole. Also, we separate dumpster fees, as on a small roof we would still need the smallest (10 or 15 yards) dumpster, which costs about $300.
I am the residence owner, fairly experienced with renovations and new construction (journeyman level skills), including work as a roofer while in college.
In addition to rafters being spaced 24” apart, each side of the roof’s rafters should line up across from each other at the Cross Beam. Marks were chalked on the wall for the spacing for bolts, making sure the holes in the brick would be in the centre of the brick.These marks were transferred to the wall plate.
Placed bolt into holes and positioned the wall plate into knocked out hole on the side wall and manoeuvred the wall plate against the wall so that the shaft of the bolts that are in the wall went through the holes in the wall plate.
Cut back the joist to allow fixing of front wall plate so that the front wall plate fits flush with the external front wall.
Line up wall plate against existing joists and make a mark on the wall plate in line with the centre of the joists. Drill holes at these marks to allow a 6” nail to be driven through the wall plate into the joists.Lay a thick layer of cement on existing brick work then place the wall plate on this and get a good level. This was also secured with ‘L’ brackets on each rafter.RaftersOnce the two wall plates are in place work can begin on installing the rafters.
Firstly, each rafter should be placed on the front and rear wall plates making sure it is pushed up tight against the rear wall. Mark a vertical line, parallel with the wall (in blue) on the rafter and then cut along this line. This will then allow the rafter to sit flush against the rear wall.Once the rafter end is cut then birdsmouths can be cut into the rafter to allow it to sit securely onto the wall plates.
To do this put the rafter back onto the front and rear wall plates and flush up to the rear wall.
For the birdsmouth on the rear wall draw a vertical line (in Red) on the rafter using the front of the wall plate as a guide.Then draw a horizontal line 90° to the vertical line from the vertical line to the wall. The height of this line must not be too high up as to weaken the point where the rafter sits on the wall plate and must be the same on both cuts on the rafter.
Also sidespike 4” ovals into either side of the rafter, again into the top of the wall plate (blue arrow above).
This process needs repeating at both ends of the rafter.The ends of the rafters were to be cut slightly longer (based on the width of the soffit) to provide an over hang. These returns were screwed to the inside of the overhanging rafter so that the return formed a right angle to the brick wall.A plumb line was stretched from the first rafter to the last at the point where the rafter and return were to be cut.
The bricks were cut to the appropriate angle so that they were just below the level of the rafters.
The slope was then smoothed out using mortar and under cloak strips applied on top of that to provide a flat surface.
To secure the strips even more holes were drilled to coincide with the holes in the bricks and a screw was screwed into the wet cementRoof CoveringOnce the gable end was made up and the rafters were in position and cut to the right size focus can change to the actual covering of the roof itself. The tiles will rest on battens therefore the first batten at the front of the roof needs to be situated so the first tile is sufficiently overhanging the roof so that rain can run off into the gutter.
Consideration needs to be made on the force that the water will run off when working out the required overhang.
These are laid widthways along the roof taking note of the manufacturers’ instructions on overlap.
These are secured in place using the battens which in turn are secured using nails into the rafters.Roof TilesOnce the membrane and battens are secured in place the tiles can be added. It is worth taking the time to workout the layout of the tiles so that you can reduce the number of tiles you need to cut and also to position the tiles in such a way that you don’t end up with small cuts of tiles. The tiles simply reset on the battens and for added security they can be nailed into the battens. It is advisable for the first row and the top row and alternating ones in between to be nailed down.Fascia and SoffitThe soffit was to be fitted with downlights (IP6n) so before the fascia and soffit were completed cable was installed. Suitable holes were drilled through the returns and the cable was threaded through allowing for some slack.
Once the soffit was installed the holes for the lights were drilled through the soffit using a hole saw and the cable pulled through to install the lights.For the fascia measure the width from the outside of the first rafter to the last rafter and cut the fascia to this measurement. Mark off where the first and last rafter is on the fascia and drill a couple of pilot holes. Secure the fascia board with 4” pollypins but don’t drive them all the way is as it could distort the look of the board.A soffit is added to this roof which is why the rafters overhang the front of the roof. Cut the soffit to the required length and then slide in the soffit where it meets the fascia board and then push up the soffit so it fits flush to the wall. Make up the ends and finish off with corners to hide the joins.GutteringMeasure the width of the actual roof from edge of tile at one end to the edge of the other.
Cut the guttering to the required length bearing in mind any accessories that need to be added like end stops, outlets and joining brackets.
Position the brackets so that the guttering will be no more than 1inch lower than the underneath of the roof tiles. Secure the first bracket at the far end and then secure a plum line and stretch it out to the other and mark out the level point. A fall of a maximum of 3mm per metre length needs to be maintained so adjust the level point according to this. Re-adjust the plumb line and mark off the positions for the other brackets based on the level of the plumb line. Once the brackets are in place the guttering can be added including the relevant accessories like end stops etc.Fitting the downpipe is a matter of fitting together various accessories to move the rain water from the outlet to the drain. This may be as simple as adding a length of downpipe and securing this to the wall using brackets at no more than 2 metre intervals.
Lead flashing should be added where the roof meets the wall(s) but this has not yet been completed. Where the membrane rolls up from underneath the tiles and up the walls these were siliconed using a lead silicone to make it waterproof before lead work is completed.This is the completed roof with facia, soffit and guttering in place.

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