Camp Roof with a View

As with many low pitch roofs, this camp was roofed with roll roofing which was sealed down with roofing tar under the edges. The technique definitely weather proofs the building but for how long? Rolled asphalt roofing is notoriously short lived and this one was well beyond its useful life. Putting off replacement of such a roof or any roof that has reached this point is a bad idea. Though there may not be leaks inside the building, water starts seeping through the aged roofing and rot starts in the wood below it long before leaks show up on the inside. Procrastinating roof replacement can lead to advanced rot. This previous project is an example where not only sheathing but rafters had to be replaced making for a much more expensive job than just roofing replacement.

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