I live in Bothell in a shake roof rambler. When I replace my home's roof, what actual parts of it get replaced?
This is a great question, as most houses roof infrastructure lasts for as long as the house lasts. You’ll notice that often, ‘replacing a roof’ means the replacement of the tiles (or that layer that is visible), the water proof layer under it, but usually not much more. Under those two layers, however, there is a lot more of the roof structure. You have the roof’s rafter and joist structure. That’s that part that looks like – from afar, at least – it is made of matchsticks, all neatly secured together, but certainly not enough to protect your house on their own.