Originally Posted by CluckyInKY
Thanks! We also took down a barn last year and saved the wood. It was erected by my husbands great grandfather in the 1920's. We resurfaced our fireplace! Obviously, it wasn't finished in this pic but I absolutely LOVE it.
I'll be sure to do the necessary patch work. Think I should use rafters to hold it up? Or do you think we could get away with using osb board? I already have the osb, and I don't exactly know how to install rafters. I know me and my husband are not very good at cutting those 2x4's at an angle, but I can recruit someone to come help if need be.
Also, is there a good tool to use to cut the metal to size? I have no idea how thick the metal is, but it appears to be in decent shape. He said that they all have a good side & a weathered side- which side should be facing out?
You will need rafters to support the OSB. You can use 2x4's on edge that are spaced 24" or 16" on center. You can attach them to the walls with strong ties. They will look like this. They are 84 cents each at Home Depot. It's best to cut bird mouths on the 2x4's to fit the top plates on the walls but you can get by without if you use the metal ties.
You can cut the roofing with normal sheet metal snips. Also available at Home Depot for $12,
Good side or weathered side of the metal is just personal preference. The metal can be nailed to the OSB with ring shank washered nails but I'd suggest that you buy washered screws. You will need a little bit of roofing felt paper to cover the OSB.
Screws. $9 per pack.
Roofing felt. $16 for a roll.
I know I'm spending your money again but this is the way to a roof that won't leak and will last basically forever. Hope this helps.Edited by TerryH - 6/20/16 at 3:44pm