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Curved roofing

by willhime
posted 02-13-2017 12:20 AM

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 12:21 AM

(Sorry for the picture orientation… iPhone )

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 12:30 AM

How about multiple layers stacked together of 5mm plywood, or “wacky board” bending luan plywood,multiple layers.

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 12:34 AM

I’d use 1/4 or 1/2 plywood Probably do two layers

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 05:14 AM

T & G 1X4s would work well. The interlocking feature would make the boards less bouncy when fastening the shingles. Even better if you used a roofing nail gun.

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#5 posted 02-13-2017 01:11 PM

well it’s hard to tell from the pic, but I think 1’2” ply would bend right around there. other wise use your 1×6 or 1×4 idea,(shiplap would be best) but will cost you much more. I’m not familiar with an adhesive back shingle. around here we use asphalt shingles, nail them down and they will stick down in the sun. You can also get steel for this roof.

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 03:54 PM

On a curve like that 1/8” plywood or paneling… whatever’s the right price will be fine. Just be sure to anchor it good to the braces at the edges. The arching effect will give it strength say.. if it should snow on it.

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#7 posted 02-13-2017 04:21 PM

(Sorry for the picture orientation… iPhone )

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#8 posted 02-13-2017 04:55 PM

You might want to look at some of the stuff on the web related to making teardrop campers. There are several techniques for forming the outside teardrop roof that might give you some ideas.

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