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kjjesq

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Hello, 

I am hoping that someone can help me.  Have roofing contractors stumped.

I just bought a 1963 ranch on a basement with an open vaulted ceiling. The roof decking is the actual ceiling inside the house. It is made of a press wood like material (squares) that is presently crumbling. It is also a low slope roof. I am looking for solutions. One roofer said he can go over the "press wood" stuff with plywood, but several of the press wood squares are damaged so it wouldn't give a uniform look inside and I don't want to just go over the stuff that's been there 30 years. Another said he can do a full tear off and use OSB decking, but that would look awful inside of the house.  Another said he could use sanded plywood which at first seemed like a good solution, but today, he realized that the nails would come through the other side.  Another contractor suggested that I sheetrock inside, but that would close a beautiful open ceiling and the house is very small to begin with.  I am just not sure how to solve this problem in a cost effective manner.

Does anyone have any suggestions? As I said, the decking IS the actual ceiling that you see inside of the home. So, trying to come up with a solution. There is no insulation in the ceiling and no attic.

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hennessy44

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use 2x10 or 2x8  for your decking it can be sanded and either stained or painted before install, and will provide enough depth to put the roof back on with out the nails coming threw . you'll want to use 3/4 inch nail 

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Texas Roofer

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sounds like you need to make sone desicions. to get what you want won't be cheap. call a roofer not the guy with the biggest ad.
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