Project Profile: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Description: Built up cold roof, Sudbury Massachusetts. The challenge here was to add insulation and ventilation to a roof that had neither. The pitch on this roof is 3/12, which is considered a low pitch by most standards and certainly for a roof here in New England. The existing roof was asphalt shingles, about 15 years old, and was giving the homeowners a lot of trouble. There were ice dams in the winter, with multiple leaks during heavy wind-driven rain storms.
The roof was stripped down to the tongue and groove wood deck and the waste was properly disposed of. Insulation was added (built up) to bring the house up to code and the ventilation (cold roof) was installed so that the roof worked the way it is supposed to. Metal roofing shingle was the customer’s choice. The metal roofing color was copper penny. Check out the story board below to see the results of this project.
|Pre-galvanized continuous vent with “rafters” inserted and extended over the existing roof deck to create a ventilated soffit.|
|Field shot of new “rafters” spaced every 16” on center over the new built up insulation.|
|Working to get the “rafters” secured through the insulation and into the wood deck.|
|Close up of continuous soffit vent material installed at eave edge over built up insulation.|
|Getting ready to raise the skylights. You can see them in their original position on the old roof.|
|Making sure things line up straight!|
|View of the continuous vent and fascia detail before the drip edge is added.|
|Skylights raised and installed on new roof deck.|
|Installation of Oxford “Slate” metal shingle in copper penny (Energy Star rated).|
|Getting it done before the weather moves in on us.|
|Finished drip edge, soffit vent detail, and fascia.|
|Installing the vented ridge cap.|
Another satisfied client!
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