Roof with Fire Damage


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Old 05-31-08, 07:45 PM
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Roof with Fire Damage

I am in the process of purchasing an older home that has suffered some fire damage on the inside of its gabled roof. The fire did not penetrate the roof but did char some of the rafters so they will have to be replaced, and also some of the underlying wood. I still need to go up and check to see if there are shakes (uggg...) under the roof, but I'm pretty sure that there aren't. And I don't trust that part of the roof to walk on.

For right now I want to maintain a tight budged and don't want to redo the entire roof. How would you guys suggest I go in and replace those boards? Before or after I remove the shingles and underlying wood?
 
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Old 06-01-08, 03:35 PM
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Best bet is to remove the roof in that area/side of house, remove the sheathing, replace the rafters from above. No simple/easier way to go IMHO.
 
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Old 06-01-08, 06:32 PM
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That sounds like the plan I'll use - seems simple enough. Thank you very much!
 
 

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