Saturday, May 24, 2014

Taking the roof scaffold down today on my last dormer. The rain is a bit tropical today....always on and off with some sun in between. Peaceful...except for the occasional leaf blower.


Unknown said...

My slate roof has those wires as well, only on the lowest few rows. What are they for?

American Foursquare Restoration said...

They are snow guards. Commonly known as wire loop or pig tails. I only put these on the dormers, since they wont hold that much snow. The main roof will have more substantial snow guards.

Kirk said...

I was wondering if you used any flashing between the ends of the cornice/fascia trim where they inersect the roof line in order to prent the trim from wicking moisture. The reasong i ask is I have a similar dormer detail on my roof and the original trim has deteriorated significantly (at the ends) because no provisions were made to prevent the trim ends from contacting the roof surface thus allowing for the wicking of water.

I hope that made sense.


American Foursquare Restoration said...

Hi Kirk.

Makes sense. No flashing was used, but it is fairly well protected by the slates up top. The original slates were right up against the trim and I saw no rot, but I can certainly understand how that might happen if water constantly made it's way there. Cutting trim back to prevent contact would obviously be best. Composite might not be a bad idea for those high places as well.

Sharon Kwilter said...

Wow, that's a stunning roof. I'm trying not to be jealous. :)