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Nice way to reuse. One thing I thought of while reading this was to not cut the 80" tire strips into shingles. It is only for questionable aesthetic purposes that you need shingles. Putting the long strips on there instead would save a lot of time and resources. If you wanted the look of shingles you could maybe cut notches on the visible edge of the strip.
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Hey nice reuse of materials. I just wanted to make a comment on the application.
We are used to seeing shingles be smaller pieces of material lapped on the roof. Mainly this look and style comes from splitting shingles from smaller blocks of cedar. Really that shape and form is not necessary. What I am getting at is that you could have used the entire length of the tire and not cut so many little shingles. You then cut the excess and start a new course. Continue in this fashion and you will save time for sure. It may look different than the "shingle" look, but in the end you have less seams and therefore less opportunity for failures and leaks.
Another idea for roofing you might try: fabric and old paint. If you have some extra acrylic house paints, you can use them to paint a roof onto some old canvas you tack to the roof. You simply head on up and repaint the roof as needed to seal it.
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- I had the same thought, reduce the cutting and use the strips at maximum length, add strength and reduce leaks at once, require less nails. KalleP 12:46, 23 October 2012 (PDT)
Saw this on FB.