My garage opens to the west with a gable roof, ridge running
north-south. I'm going to build a workshop attached to the back of
the garage (east side), also with a gable roof, ridge running
perpendicular to the garage ridge (workshop ridge running east-west).
The two roofs will be attached.
How do I shingle the intersection? If it were new construction, no
problem, but I'm sure there's an easier way than ripping off all the
shingles on the east side of the garage roof, buildng the new roof,
then reshingling the augmented roofline. How do you keep existing
shingle removal to a minimum?
<< I'm sure there's an easier way than ripping off all the
shingles on the east side of the garage roof, buildng the new roof, then
reshingling the augmented roofline. >>
How can you be sure? Better check in with your local building inspection
department. Considering the cost of your project, you will probably have to
pull a permit, so take advantage of all the expertise that you can. A good
building inspector can set you right and even save you a lot of grief
resulting from unintended errors. Good luck.
What I would do is do this work when the shingles are still a little bit
cool and the tar is hard. Figure out where the new roof line will be, drop
down a chalk line and then cut through the shingles at that line, remove the
shingles you don't need, then use a trowel or flat shovel and work the old
shingles loose. Now finish it as if it was a new roof.
On 12 Feb 2004 05:39:17 -0800, the email@example.com (Greg Carter)
Well, it is going to really be ugly, what with the old and new
shingles not matching, but it could be done. You just layer the
underlayment and shingles so that water doesn't get under the
How about a complete roof job with new 40 yr shingles that will lower
your insurance premium?
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