Saturday, August 28, 2010

Roof part du

OOOOOhhhh look at that yuck. At the front and back of the house there was no overhang at all so that had to be built

at the edges where there was no overhang you could stick your finger right through to the attic

this is how my brother built the overhang needed

because the edges, around 2 feet, were rotten that plywood was cut out.  Then to extend it by 2 feet he put in these 2x4 rafter extensions by cutting notches in the joist so there was around 4 feet of coverage for support. Quite smart

then with the new plywood in place you would never have even realized that the joist were not full length. and by the way i'm probably not even using the proper terminology so please forgive me

this is what the overhang looked like after the plywood was replaced

a vision of beauty

other than the last 2 feet of rot the rest of the fir plywood looked lovely. I tell ya I wanted to wrip it all off and use it for something else, such lovely colored wood

so this is what the overhang looked like once one half of the house was done

Jen and I pretty much stayed below with Dave and Star on the roof. We were the gofers to pick up the supplies, feed and water and clean and drag the rubbage up to the front of the yard for rubbish pick up

as well as the plywood rot there was also joist rot so they were all cut off at the edges too. When you looked at the house the fascia was really bowed so they cleaned that up for the new fascia

we worked 10hr days but I would call the guys down around 5pm. Of course Dave always wanted to work longer. He sure can go

So once finished for the day we do a little of this

and a little of that

and have a cold one of course

anyways thats all for tonight, working like crazy so its a bit slow here

this is what I wore today

here we have a pile where we throw clothes to go to the sally ann. I always go through the pile when T gets rid of stuff and I found these jeans. Love a good find

1 comment:

  1. Good job on the pics! Almost makes it look like fun he he