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: