remove slats?

Old 09-17-04, 05:10 PM
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Red face remove slats?

I will replace the present wood shake roof with tile, under the shakes are 1x4 slats. Plywood sheathing will be installed under the tile. Manufacturers say to leave the 1x4 slats on as do the roofers; the plywood is put on over the slats. But on new construction the sheathing and tile are put on without slats. The slats add weight which could be a problem. Also if any slats are rotten they will have to replaced Should I remove the slats.
Old 09-18-04, 06:25 AM
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Don't remove the spaced sheathing (slats). The weight is not enough to matter.
Old 09-19-04, 06:52 AM
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If You Get Into Removing Slats You May Get Your Rafters And Roof Out Of Square (can Of Worms So To Speak )the Extra Wieght Is Insignificant. Good Luck
Old 09-20-04, 10:59 AM
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Replace Slats?

Thanks for the replies, very helpful. Slats will stay.

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