Tuesday, August 26, 2014


The race is on to get the porch roof and gutters up before we enter hurricane season.  The framing is just about done and we have to get the sheathing on before the roofers can come template for the roof.  The metal roof will be custom made, off-site so we really need to get this thing sheathed considering there is a 2-3 week turnaround time on the roof once they get started.

So we were especially excited to wake up to pouring rain on Saturday.

While the kids played basketball in the rain (interesting form right?)...

...Sean climbed up to the roof.  The absolute last place you want to be in the drenching rain.  My job was to play P-I-G with the boys and run back and forth with tools to pass up the ladder.  Cross-training workout.  

Step 1 was probably the most complicated part of this entire project.  We had to connect 2 roofs with 2 different pitches.  So.  Much.  Math.  I was sitting on the lawn with an iPad, googling "how to build a roof" and then reading the results to Sean as we built.  Total pros.  We ended up using this to help us.  

Once that was framed it was time to add the sheathing.  We thought this would be a walk in the park after the framing but after a full day of sitting on the roof in the rain our brains were soaked and it took a few tries to get this puzzle put together.

Eventually we got there.  Look at that.  A framed gable.

Just in time for me to meet with the roofer to get the template started.  Now we'll cover the gable with a really attractive tarp that the neighbors are thrilled about for the next 2-3 weeks.

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  1. Don't fret! Roofing may be a repeated issue, what with its structural adaptabilities and all, but that can always be dealt with. You just have to keep tab on the necessary for maintenance and repair. Kudos!

    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roofing

  2. Nice job in getting to the roof and gutter problems early on. How were the new grafts? I figure those add-ons and fixes you did to them will last quite a while. They should, though you bshould be able to patch them up immediately as well, if ever they pose problems. The key is to keep on checking regularly. Anyway, thanks for sharing that! All the best!

    Meghan Bowers @ GutterDome