This break was mostly planned so my alter ego "Harriet Homeowner" could come for another visit, before the weather got too hot for an outdoor project. Harriet's shed is now 19 years old, and its roof was totally shot. Over the winter, she was shopping for a new shed. But aside from the roof, the rest of the shed was still in decent shape, so she considered hiring a roofer to just replace the roof. While researching whether that was possible, she watched a lot of YouTube videos on replacing a shed roof. Which led her to decide to try to do the job herself.
This is way more construction than I had ever attempted. What would be the worst possible outcome? I would be out a few hundred dollars, before buying a new shed anyways. Or, I might fall off the roof, but from that height I wouldn't be too badly hurt. I certainly wouldn't die. What would be the best possible outcome? I would save about $5000 by not buying a new shed.
Here's a "before" photo of the shed. You can't really see the roof damage from the front. The damage is visible from the back, and from inside. However, the entire shed was very dirty! That's 19 years of dirt, moss, algae, mold, etc. So I started the whole project by renting a pressure washer.
This is the only tool I needed to buy for this project: a small $10 shingle remover. (I like anything that is orange because I'm an Orioles fan.) The only other tools required were simple hand tools that I already owned.
After getting the new pieces of wood in place, I installed a proper underlayment. (Big thanks to Dave and Emily who gave me the tar paper left over from their own shed project.) I marked the areas with minor water damage, so I could avoid nailing into those spots as much as possible.