Continuing on the roof, today I installed the roofing paper (underlayment).
The easy first row:
Then it’s time to go up on the roof for the first time. Yes, I hadn’t been up there before; the sheathing was added via ladders from the ground and inside.
It’s quite a steep roof (about 35°), so I built a temporary safety ledge attached to poles to enable me to go up there with less risk. The nailer is because I also needed to finish nailing the roof sheathing, where I couldn’t reach from ladders:
Finished the south side:
Here’s a view of the temporary safety ledge from the ground:
Working on the front (north) side, from a ladder:
Close-up of the roofing paper, a plastic cap nail, and the drip edges:
The north side, with its own safety ledge and lots of ladders:
Finished the north side:
Taking a moment to enjoy the view of the pond and gazebo from the top of the roof:
Finally today, I finished off the metal drip edge (the gable ends go on top of the paper, whereas the long ends go underneath). This picture also shows the slopes of the roof:
After a few days on other stuff, it’s back to working on the coop for a few days — the weather forecast indicates it’ll be fine till Thursday, so hopefully I’ll be able to finish off the roof before the rain resumes.
Today, I added the fascia boards on the edge of the roof:
Plus the drip edge on the long sides (the gable ends will get their drip edge on top of the roofing paper):
Time to start on the roof!
First OSB sheet installed on the roof (the small wooden bits sticking up on the edge are to temporarily hold it in place before it’s nailed):
One side done (again with a temporary block):
View from the top of the front wall:
The front sheathed:
Inside, looking up. The gap at the peak is for a ridge vent, to let out heat and odors.