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LittleHouse Roofing Con’t

by on Aug.20, 2007, under Roofing

Bad Gables
19 Aug, 2007.
Because we were working in the dark, and we lacked experience, our gable ends did not turn out all that well.

We ended up having to splice this one on top, because it was not pulled high enough when we put it on.

I’ll probably order some more gable trim and redo these in the future, as it looks kind of shoddy up close.

You don’t notice it so much without the zoom lens, but I will always know it is there…

Another alternative is to cut a triangular section out of steel, and install it to cover all openings and this shoddy workmanship.

East Gable

East Gable

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LittleHouse Roofing Installation

by on Aug.19, 2007, under Roofing

Collar Ties
17 Aug, 2007.
After cutting the underlayment away from the ridge vent, to allow air flow once the ridge cap is installed, it started raining, and continued most of the day.
We decided to come in and install the collar ties. There are two sets of them, as you can see.

They are made of 2 2×6′s cradling the existing rafters. There are only two sets, as the lofts serve the same purposes on the ends (namely, to tie the two load-bearing walls together to keep the roof from spreading.

We plan on filling the gap with a 2×2, and using the remaining slot in the top to run electric to our lights and fan that will be hanging from these.

Collar Ties

Collar Ties

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LittleHouse Roof Underlayment

by on Jul.01, 2007, under Roofing

Bird Boards
30 Jun, 2007.
We had a weekend off before we took off for Nebraska to visit friends and relatives there.

Where the walls meet the roof, we built and installed bird-boards. These have a couple of 2-inch holes in them, covered with screen. They are to provide ventilation between the roof and the insulation, which will flow in through the bird-boards and out through the ridge vent in the roof.

That should help keep the roof from transferring heat to the interior space.

BirdBoards

BirdBoards

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LittleHouse – Roof Sheathing

by on Jun.17, 2007, under Roofing

Safety Line
16 Jun, 2007.
We hooked up a safety line and tied it off to the Jeep. Then we threw it over the roof, so Randy could tie off while working up there.

Safety Line

Safety Line

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