Copula Rebuilds

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Project by unisaw2 posted 02-05-2010 01:41 AM 2737 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are roof copulas that were attached directly to the roof shingles (no flashing) Although they were not that old, the bottom were rotten, and not paintable. During a reroofing project, we took 3 of these down and rebuilt them. Project included new plywood bases, new plywood roof sheathing, then repainting the louvers, and all wood inside and out. In the shop we bent white aluminum sheet stock for the bases, and made new copper roofs, with larger overhangs.

To install we screwed the base to solid cleats, installed proper baby tins on every shingle. Lastly we installed the white aluminum over the base, and baby tins.

This is a high windy spot, directly exposed to serious Midwest weather, this new rebuild should hold up well.

Need to learn how to bend a standing seam copper roof. This one should hold, but it relies on copper nails and solar seal caulk. Oh well, maybe the next time.

Not sure if the is the right place to post this (lumberjocks) but I’m still getting familiar with the website….

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 02:23 AM

They look great. Built two of those from scratch a while back for my daughters stables. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 03:58 AM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 08:07 AM

Good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 09:05 AM

It looks really good. Do you get on the roof and hold that wire during storms? Just wondering… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 02-05-2010 03:37 PM

Jack, the wire is for the lightening rod. It was installed just after the picture was taken. Holding that wire during a storm could turn you to toast!

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#6 posted 02-28-2010 04:45 PM

With all that work they will last two life times


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#7 posted 03-01-2010 01:08 AM

Unless you get on the roof during a thunderstorm and hold the wire… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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