These multimillion dollar homes, some in excess of $30M, generally have slate or cedar roofs. Our process here was very systematic. We removed all the facade material on the soffit boxes and replaced all of it with Azek brand trim board, an extruded PVC material impervious to water. We then removed two layers of asphalt shingle, the layer of plywood deck and then all the old cedar shakes. The amount of debris that came off of this roof was incredible. Then, we needed to make some structural repairs to rafters and wooden lathe. Finally, we installed all new blue label #1 cedar shakes with 5.5" exposure to the weather, and all new 18oz. copper gutter liners with 4" round downspouts to match. The chimneys were also flashed in new copper as well as all the roof ventpipe penetrations. The house looks AMAZING and the owners are very thrilled.
Cedar Roof Replacement: Greenwich, CT
This North St. home in Greenwich is one of the oldest homes in town, built in 1796. When we inspected the home to assess the work, we found peg and post rafters (no ridge beam and rafter beams were literally pinned together with wooden pegs!), wooden lathe and discovered an incredible load on the structure. Over the years, piled on top of the original cedar shake roof was a 3/4" plywood deck AND then two layers of asphalt shingle! The roof has built-in copper-lined gutters that were pitted and leaking, that lead to extensive wood rot and damage to the soffits and fascia throughout. This house needed serious help. The owners were unaware of the extent of the damage but knew they wanted to move to a cedar roof to restore previous glory in the house and to "fit in" in the neighborhood, that boasts some of the most expensive parcels of real estate in the nation.