Heres the scene: remember that roof job I was talking about? Well those same people decided to hold off on the roof because I said I'd have to take the whole thing off. However these same people have asked me about 2 issues. For one they wonder if there is just a fairly quick way to stop the roof from leaking. The only thing I can come up with is putting plastic on the roof in a large perimeter around the spots inside where it leaks, and seal it with roof tar around the edges. Either that or just go up there with tar i.e. asphalt, and go crazy with the stuff on any crack or hole I see. They just want to stop big leaks when it rains, temporarily until they really redo the roof. Any suggestions other than what I've mentioned?
You should see this house. its like there's all these other houses next to it with ticky tacky vinyl siding and fake flowers, and then their house has these cruddy shingles and an old flower pot with a little sculpture of a metal bat (the animal) on the end of a long rod stuck into the dirt. It's truly funny and kinda cool. What happened was they bought the house a few years ago ( looks like its from the 20s or 30s or soemthing, maybe 40s) and it had cedar shakes on it that were kinda sunburnt and in bad shape (she showedf me a picture) and they took those off. Now what's left is these atypical old brick colored long shingles in really bad shape (like the roof). under that is what appears to clapboard siding type deal or maybe those are the actual sheathing, just boards nailed onto the frame. They want to possibly reshingle it with regular 3 tab shingles or with shakes.
1. Should I take off the shingles or put the shakes over them?
2. Is it ok to use the same 3 tab asphalt shingles id use of a roof ( or architectural shingles) on the side of the house?
3. any tips on putting up shakes, thats one thing I haven't had the pleasure of doing yet.
5. If i get just unprimed wood shakes is there some pretreatment they'd have or do I have to do some weather sealing of them before putting them up?