How could I reside my flat roof house?

Stephanie Stroh
by Stephanie Stroh
I own a very funky flat roof house that is sided with shingles. Im wanting to western it up ( as its on a farm) with old tin. I think itd make it less modern or mid century and could give it a western feel for a horse farm.
q how could i reside my flat roof house
q how could i reside my flat roof house
  3 answers
  • William William on Jun 11, 2017
    Its a modified Mansard roof. You need to remove the existing siding. Make any repairs to the sheathing. Wrap the it all with house wrap. Then install the tin.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jun 11, 2017
    I see your dilemma. This is going to be a LOT of work. Have a roofer check it before you do anything. If it's old enough and worn down, insurance might cover some of the cost for professional replacement.

  • Man10283952 Man10283952 on Jun 12, 2017
    Susan, Oregon
    I had a very similar house, I had roofers tear off the cedar shakes, and replace with regular roofing shingles. You will most likely find that under the current shingles there is a framework just ready to put tin on. You may have to replace some sheeting if they are damaged. My framework was almost perfect, great considering that it was the original roof 40 years old. My roofers did it all in 2 days.

    • Stephanie Stroh Stephanie Stroh on Jun 12, 2017
      Yes my shingles are cosmetic. Tge roof itself has been redone. It waa very solid when inspected. I think the tin might be a super cool facelift.