Friday, 16 December 2016

Twin peaks

So….. a month ago I was hoping that we would finish sheathing the roof by the weekend. Ummmm… apparently that was wishful thinking, because we’re still not done. Not for lack of trying. but between gusty winds and a lot of rain and now snow and sunsets coming earlier and earlier, we just haven’t had the chance to get it done. But we’re ALMOST there.

Here’s Brian nailing in the last piece of sheathing onto the north side of the roof :-)

last piece



roof done

Before we could sheath the roofs over the entry and upstairs bathroom, we had to finish framing the bathroom then sheath the bathroom wall and install the peaks, and sheath the first truss over the entry.

bathroom wall

The hardest thing we’ve done so far is install the front peak on the trusses over the bathroom. It took us over an hour to get it in place, and the whole time I was sure one or both of us was going to plummet to our death. Luckily, we finally got it into place with no injuries or divorce papers :-)

bathroom peaks 2

All the bathroom peaks in place.

bathroom peaks

Front entry sheathed….

two peaks

One more thing to do before sheathing the roofs was to build and install the rakes on the front trusses.


peaks from front

And off we go! These little roofs moved along fairly quickly. I cut the strips of sheathing to length and then passed them up to Brian to nail.

bathroom sheathing roof

brian sheathing bathoom roof 

And that’s about as far as we got until winter decided to arrive. Now we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature – and if she throws us more of these says with –27C wind chill and +70km/h wind gusts, it might be a while before we get the roof done, let alone the house!

The windows for the south side of the house are supposed to arrive on Monday. That’s assuming the delivery truck can make it up the road, which is currently a sheet of ice. ARGH! Oh well, what can we do – it’s winter in Canada!

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  1. Maybe you'll be able to put some hours in on's supposed to go to double digits on the positive side :) Looking good!

    1. We haven't been able to do much work on the house since Christmas. So much for getting it weather-tight before winter!

  2. oMG I cannot bear to see him up on that steep roof. Glad he's wearing safety gear.

    Maybe our next outing should be to go see your house ?

    1. I felt the same way for the longest time, but I've seen Brian up on the roof for so long now that it doesn't really bother me anymore. And YES, glad he wears safety gear for sure! We could head over to the lot and maybe go for a walk on the beach after lunch next week :-)