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Ouch! It's too early in the morning to be arguing with hubby! Help! Settle this dispute!

The hole in our roof is between two of the exposed rafter tails on the eave. The roof decking there is 4" bead board, not plywood. The damage involves two boards. Question: is it necessary to go beyond the two rafters on either side of the damage to give the two replacement boards extra strength?

I want to just cut the beadboard o.c. over the rafter on each side and replace but hubby has some elaborate plan that involves running the new boards over three rafters. Who's right?
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Strength wise, he is........You could do it your way and get away with it. You wouldn't want to do a bunch of patches that way. How much of the shingles have to be stripped off? I think, if you are stripping off the whole section of roof, might as well replace the whole board. If I was going to do it your way, I would use a piece of plywood instead of the boards. More strength.

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Yup! 100% with Ponch on that one. Also, there's not much stress/load put on a roof at that point so that 1 patch would be perfectly fine in my opinion.

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Thanks guys! Since I'm going to be the one doing the work...I'll do it my way.wink It's real close to the edge of the roof. It looks like I may only have to take off about 4 or 5 shingles.

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Hope I'm not too late on this post. Run the wood over at least one rafter for strength. I have repaired MANY patches and overhangs that have been done where only the immediate area was patched.

If you look at a newly sheeted roof, you will see that they always run 2 ft. back from the overhang. 2ft O.C. rafters with a 2ft overhang should have a sheet no smaller that 4ft.

Example: 1 - 4ft. sheet, then 1- 8ft. sheet and so on.

You might get away with just running the wood in between 2 rafters for now, but it will eventually sag. Always run over to the next available rafter. Over to a third is not necessary.

Hope that helps! John



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Nope, not too late! I got up there the other day and was going to start taking shingles off but the doggone things were so hot they burned my hand so...I'm waiting for a cloudy day or something. wink

I didn't describe it well in my original post. The hole is about 2' from the bottom edge of the roof and the wood there is 4" tounge and groove bead board. It looks like I'll only need to replace a section two boards wide. My plan was to just treat it like replacing a bad section of wood flooring, remove the tounge on one board. I can't tell for sure until I get the shingles off but I might get away with only replacing one board. The hole is really centered in the one boad and appears to have only grazed the edge of the adjoining board. It's hard to tell what I might find under there though.....a whole section of shingles above the hole are bucked up. They may lay right back down...maybe not.hmm

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Peg, I've done many repairs when it was hot out. Not that YOU have too.weirdface

I take a hose and squirt cold water on the shingles for a bit to cool them down. Then I take a flat bar and knock loose the tar strips that are sealing down the shingles I will need to remove. Pull the nails doing the least amount of damage possible. I usually file down the end of the flat bar which makes getting under the nails or staples alot easier.

I like doing these repairs early in the morning so supply shops are open.



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Hey, Peg, when you run out of something to do biggrin  let us know how this project is turning out for you confused

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I'll let you know as soon as I get around to doing it. LOL! It's been hotter than hades and I keep putting it off. biggrin The plan is to get up early Saturday and knock it out before it gets unbearable up there. Man, not having that tree's shade on the south side of the house sure is making my A/C run over time. angered.gif

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Finally got the roof fixed over the weekend. Hubby decided that he wanted to do it so I mainly supervised. Although I did end up having to climb up there and work some of the shingles loose so he didn't tear up the whole roof with his impatience. ohmygod.gif We got lucky and only ended up having to replace one beaded board since the ones on either side of it were salvagable so we only had to go between two rafters. Then we had to tear off and replace a few shingles on the bottom edge that had torn. The roof will be two years old next month and I'm amazed at how much it's faded in that time. I'd saved a bundle of shingles "just in case" and they are a good bit darker than the rest of the roof so I'm unhappy with how the repaired area looks but I guess there's nothing I can do about it. I've still got to get up there with a little cement and some grit and repair a few places around the hole where the tree limbs scratched some shingles badly enough to take most of the grit off in small spots. I'd planned on replacing those shingles as well but given the color difference......no way. no.gif I've seen the patching thing done but never tried it myself. This should be fun since I can never seem to get roofing cement to go or stay only where I want it. I'll try to get some photos for ya'll later today.
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