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 :-)
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.
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 :-)
All the bathroom peaks in place.
Front entry sheathed….
One more thing to do before sheathing the roofs was to build and install the rakes on the front trusses.
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.
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!