CDX vs OSB sheeting

When choosing a new roof, don’t forget to consider what surface the roof will nailed onto. I recommend that all roofdecks, especially in moist climates like Seattle, are CDX plywood and not OSB. What’s a roofdeck? The roof deck is the surface underneath your roof and roofing underlayment. It is usually made of 4′ by 8′ sheets that should be …

Can I Get a Neighborhood Discount for My New Roof?

Everyone wants a deal and no one wants to pay too much. So wouldn’t it make perfect sense to get three or four of your neighbors to all go in together? It would seem that material costs would be lower that way and travel costs as well. This should equal a discount on your roof! It really doesn’t work that way. …

How to Compare Roofing Bids

I have run into a number of people recently who are using a spreadsheet to compare and contrast their various roofing bids. While I can see some benefits to this approach, I would add a few words of caution as well. The benefits may include stacking up each companies’ scope of work or “specs” against each other in an effort to determine …