Yes, I've considered asphalt, but since I"d have to deck it (currently
has 1x4 behind the shakes), it would be costly. Also, the asphalt
would probably look fakish.
The ledger is a good idea for straight shake application, but this
design alternates the height between every other shingle. It's a 1"
drop down on every other shake. I have a stapler for this, so it goes
pretty quick, but it's still one piece at at a time. It takes about
6-8hrs to do a square.
I had a couple of bids on replacing with the cedar shake look using
hardi board. From the pictures, it would look good and last nearly
forever. But OUCHY, the cost is about $1200 per square (0ver $20k for
my house). The siding material alone is $400 per square which is about
4 times as much as standard Hardi lap siding.
Of course, this does include striping the cedar, re-decking, housewrap.
I'm hoping my wife can go with other Hardi products to reduce my
material and labor costs....
- posted on April 16, 2006, 12:13 pm
Roofing Felt might be a better choice for a sloped surface.