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OSB Panel for Roof

i built a very small utility 'shed' - 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. Since it has a small sloped roof, I was thinking of just putting in a 4ft wide and 2ft deep OSB board for the roof - would this last if I painted it with appropriate exterior paint?

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Zebraman wrote: i built a very small utility 'shed' - 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. Since it has a small sloped roof, I was thinking of just putting in a 4ft wide and 2ft deep OSB board for the roof - would this last if I painted it with appropriate exterior paint?

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The paint will probably fail in 5 years.

Adding shingles on top of unpainted OSB will probably last 15-25 years.


You have invested so much time into your shed already, why skimp now?
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Zebraman wrote: i built a very small utility 'shed' - 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. Since it has a small sloped roof, I was thinking of just putting in a 4ft wide and 2ft deep OSB board for the roof - would this last if I painted it with appropriate exterior paint?

Thanks
it would only last 3-5 years.
Look for a piece of metal roofing. Roofing contractors or metal roofing/siding stores may have left over pieces which they will sell for cheap. It may be $20-40 and will last a lifetime.
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To echo what others have said I also have used the asphalt panels that are wavy like on top of a detached garage. Looked perfect 4 years later and was way easier than shingles. Only needed like 20 panels, you may only need four.
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thanks all! I ended up what was suggested and went to the Asphalt panel route! I got it the other day installed it easily and now it's all done! I don't know why I was thinking of just using an OSB board.

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barqers wrote: To echo what others have said I also have used the asphalt panels that are wavy like on top of a detached garage. Looked perfect 4 years later and was way easier than shingles. Only needed like 20 panels, you may only need four.

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