Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Roof..The Roof...The Roof is on...Well..it's on!

We have been able to get quite a bit done with the roof last week before the weather got crappy again.  Rainy, windy and more rain...not to mention, it got cold!  32 degrees is not normal April morning temps for us! Thankfully the weather is getting back to normal.  It should be back to sunny and 70-ish degree days for the rest of the week. 



We got the walls bolted down to the metal frame with some Simpson Strong-ties and big bolts. We did this every few feet down both sides of the trailer.












We used more strong-ties and heavy bolts to tie the porch beams down. 











The attic space over the porch is framed up and reenforced with even more strong-ties. 












All the exterior framing is done!  And she is looking mighty pretty if I do say so myself!  Now comes the roof!! :)
















OSB up and roof ready for the next step.  :)









We are using a galvanized steel roof.  It has that classic rustic look we wanted plus it should be more durable.  We used a heavy duty membrane in place of traditional roof felt.  We used a product called Winterguard Water & Ice Shield.  It has an adhesive in it to make it stick and to help seal around screws and nails.

































We got all the roof up except the ridge cap.  That should be up in the next day or so.  After that, we will start on the exterior..getting it ready for siding and such.  We have been on the hunt for some strong-ties called TWB12 which is a t-shaped wall bracing system but it's been rather hard to find.  You would think Home Depot or Lowes, being a builder supply warehouse would have them...but no!  And they won't order them either even though they carry the Simpson Strong-tie brand.  If you haven't dealt with either company for getting things you need then you don't know what a pain it can be.   I miss all the small local builder supply shops.   We finally found a local place not too terribly far from us that carries it and plan to pick up some tomorrow. 

5 comments:

Alan Plummer said...

Looks GREAT you two! Keep it up. At least the roof will keep out this April STINKING rain! :)

jowdjbrown said...

We got the walls bolted down to the metal frame with some Simpson Strong-ties and big bolts. We did this every few feet down both sides of the trailer.mobile home roofing

Chrissy Stanley said...

jowdjbrown

Not sure if you are referring me to that company or what but we don't use contractors. We are doing the entire build ourselves and way past that stage anyways. We are working on our kitchen now.

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