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Old 04-27-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Skip Sheathing Layout

I'm trying to figure out how to layout skip sheathing, using cedar shingles at 5" exposure. This looks pretty good, just layout the sheathing at 5" OC, but then there are only 1 1/4" spaces between the 1x4s, and it seems to me that other skip sheathing I've seen has much wider spaces between boards.

How about the sheathing overhanging the rafter tail by 1/2", and the shingles overhanging another 1", would this change the sheathing layout at the eaves?

Am I on the right track?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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I have seen cedar roofs with up top 8" exposure, so that may account for it.


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Re: Skip Sheathing Layout

If you intend on leaving it at 5" exposure, then your space will be 1-1/2".

Assuming a 3-1/2" wide board.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:30 PM   #4
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1x2 or 1x3 batts are fine also if you trust your layout abilities.
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Re: Skip Sheathing Layout

OK fellas, thought I was on the right track. Things often seem complicated when you haven't done them before. Thanks for the help!
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