We got Catherine on the roof while putting up the decking
Finished decking from the top
Finished decking from the inside
The first layer of tar paper protects the decking from moisture
The roof is insulated with the same garage door panels we used on the walls. There are a total of 3 layers or 6" of garage doors on the roof which makes for roughly an R45 roof system. Unfortunately, they take a lot of time and work to cut to fit and get all the way up on the roof, so the insulation process took a couple of weeks.
Then came the garage doors! More garage doors!
Layers going up
All the seams are taped to prevent air infiltration and we installed toe boards to help with walking on the roof. The metal is a bit slick!
After the last garage door layer comes another tar paper layer
So far we have the north side papered.
Due to some very high winds preventing us from working on the roof earlier this week, we moved inside and started getting ready for the inside finishing. It took a bit of work to clear out the combined detritus from the walls and roof, but the first floor is clean now! It felt like an important milestone when we removed the 3 tiers of scaffolding that had been standing in the house since we finished the walls. We can't wait to finally start on the inside!
Cleaned out first floor
As always, there are people to thank for all the progress. Matt Jolley continues to be a huge help. We couldn't do all this without his near constant aid. Our friend, Jule, has leant his much needed expertise on the roof also. Its an amazing community and we continue to be humbled by all those who have stopped to lend us a hand!