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    Timber for roof shingles


    How long does the timber below roof shingles tend to last? Does it depend on the type of wood? And if so, could you give me an idea of what applies to each option? What are the pros and cons of each type of underlaying timber for roof shingles? Thanks for your time!

    Asked by Robert on 8th Sep 2021
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    John Watts Roofing

    "Providing the roof is water tight the baton should last 20+ years. Normally you would use tanalised baton (which is treated for woodworm etc), if you choose to use a baton that isn’t treated the baton wouldn’t last as long, I’ve no idea on the life expectancy.
    The shingles are normally Cedar Shingles, I haven’t heard or used any other types. They do require to be maintained yearly, a fairly simple process of the application of linseed oil, this extends the life of the shingles substantially."

    Answered on 8th Sep 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    1 Sussex building

    "Yes, this roof needs a lot of looking over, and yes it would be a good idea to get it sealed and it won't affect the neighbour's roof."

    Answered on 13th Sep 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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