Saturday, October 22, 2011
Roof is DONE!!
This morning we got up and finished the last few rows of shingles, then my great aunt and her husband came to see the house and have lunch with us. After lunch we installed the ridge vent and then capped the ridge with shingles, then we trimmed the edges and cleaned the debris off of the roof.
We completed what we set out to do (finish the roof before winter) with time to spare. We have a lot of cleaning up to do, and we also have to finish the fascia board on one side of the roof. After that I think we will take some time to rest, regroup, and plan, then we will start putting in the second floor. We are doing the second floor first because we are using 4x12s for joist. These 4x12s are sitting on a rack outside right now and we want to get them out of the weather ASAP. We are using pressure treated 2xs for the first floor which we can order when we are ready.
I'm exhausted and sore but climbing off the roof for the last time (for a while anyway) felt really good. Then stepping back and looking at the finished product was very rewarding. I'll take some pictures tomorrow.