|Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 02:49 pm: ||
hELLO a CUSTOMER ASKED US IF WE COULD TAKE OFF CEDAR SHAKES AND INSTALL sLATE. tHE HOUSE IS 8 YEARS OLD. tHE RAFTERS ARE UP TO 24 FEET 2X10 AND SPACED 16 INCHES APART WITH SKIP DECKING.
tHE QUESTION IS, IS THERE A TABLE WE CAN REFER TO TO SEE IF IT IS POSSIBLE?
|Posted on Friday, October 21, 2005 - 11:00 am: ||
You should probably consult with a structural engineer.
|Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 07:06 am: ||
We're slating a 1906 home that had two layers of asphalt shingles and the original cedar shakes. Those shingles and the previous roof deck have all been removed and new white pine, rough-sawn roof decking applied. The slate is 18" random width, 1/4" to 3/8" thick Vermont slate. The home seems to be in good structural condition for a home approaching it's 100th year.
We seem to hear, more than usual, "settling noises" in the home. Anyone out there ever had a similar experience?
|Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:52 am: ||
Your rough sawn decking may be shrinking in place and making some of the noise as it tightens up.