Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shingling Update

I've finished shingling down between the dormers on the front of the house and I've got the work platforms set up so that I can finish the shingles on the left side of the roof. The end is in sight.



12 comments:

  1. Hello there,

    I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed watching your adventures during the construction of your home. I really look forward to logging on each week and seeing the progress you have made.

    kindest regards, Kellie... Queensland, Australia

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  2. Hi Kellie. Thank you so much for your comment! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

    Marlon

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  3. Looks like you're nearing the finish line! Do you finally get to move in this winter?

    Mark

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  4. Looking good, Marlon. It's amazing you're doing all this yourself. Keep up the good work - it looks great.

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  5. Hi Mark. Thanks for the comment. I am an optomist, but I think I'd be stretching it to say that I was going to be in by winter... unless winter comes *really* late this year.

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  6. Hello again Tim... thanks! Any update on your project?

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  7. We're progressing.... The framers are finishing up the decking and paper on the rafters. Then they have some more miscellaneous work to do, but they should finish this week. The windows and doors are to be delivered on Wednesday so we might be dried in within the next week.

    We've been hiring folks to help us with most of the exterior shell (so that the parts that are hard to correct are done right). Then we hope to do more of the inside work ourselves. We would have enjoyed learning more by doing it ourselves, but right now my whole family is crammed into our shop so we're trying to speed up the initial construction.

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  8. Hi Tim... It sounds like you're moving right along then. Good for you! I think you're smart doing it that way, especially with the family in a temporary space. In my case, it's just me, so I'm not too concerned about where I live until I can move into the house.

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  9. Hey Marlon

    I see you now have a roof and pretty soon you will have indoor plumbing. I can finally visualize what the house looks like. It's lovely.

    Keep up the great work.

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  10. Hey Karla... Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you can get an idea of what it's going to look like.

    Marlon

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  11. Just curious, when shingling from the top down , you didn't show how you were installing the nails.

    And how did you make sure that the shingles ended up even at the bottom (or were they?)?

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  12. Hello there. As for the nailing... the shingles on the bottom row of each section got nailed only at the top of the shingle... not in the nailing strip area in the middle of the shingle. (Lets call that row "A") The rest of the rows of shingles in that section were nailed normally.

    Then, when I installed the next section below, the top row of shingles from that section were inserted below the bottom row of shingles (row "A") from the first section. Then I lifted up the bottom of the next shingle above row "A", and nailed row "A" in the nailing strip area. Does that make sense?

    It's kind of hard to explain in words. If you want to email me at marlon-dot-meiklejohn-at-gmail-doc-com, I'll send you some drawings.

    As for the shingles ending up even at the bottom... yes they did. Before I started, I calculated how many rows I'd be installing, and then put chalklines on the roof every 5th row, so I could make adjustments as necessary as I worked my way down the roof.

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