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Gazebo Roof Reconstruction 24 July 2015

As those of you who came to the midsummer barbecue will have noticed, the gazebo roof had rotted in the sun. So we had it re-built. Images follow: cc-by-sa on everything.

The old roof was quickly stripped off, and the extra layer of framing went in.

Then an underfelt layer on that, and the battens to hold the shingles.

Then the shingles themselves went on, nailed to the battens.

The west side was the hardest, as there was no room for scaffolding against the fence.

Once adjacent panels were done, the corner pieces could go on to provide a weather seal.

And, with the cap on the apex, it's done!

Not that I've actually had the chance to try it in the rain yet…


  1. Posted by Michael Cule at 11:13am on 24 July 2015

    /me looks out the window...

    Today's the day!

    (From your lips to the Clerk of the Weather's ears!)

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 01:15pm on 24 July 2015

    It's keeping the rain off, all right, but the combination of shingles and felt doesn't transmit sound - I can hear the rain on the leaves nearby, but not hitting the roof itself.

  3. Posted by Michael Cule at 11:33am on 25 July 2015

    Isn't that a good thing? From the point of view of you working out there on rainy days, I mean.

  4. Posted by Ashley R Pollard at 12:45pm on 25 July 2015

    Looks good to me.

  5. Posted by RogerBW at 07:25pm on 25 July 2015

    I'm not objecting; it's just not quite what I've been used to.

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