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A Little Roofing

July 26, 2012 |

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This I promise is the last post on these little roofs!

 

We just finished the underside of the little roofs - the part that you look up and see - with locally milled tongue and groove.  And man is she pretty!!!

But we've run into a potential problem.  Our tin screws are 1" long.  Will the screw tips show through the beautiful tongue and groove?

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There's only one way to find out. We take a scrap piece of tin and a scrap piece of tongue and groove, sandwich in between a piece of tar paper ...

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Sign .... sometimes you get lucky. And sometimes you have to figure something else out.

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Are you eyeing that plywood covering the basement windows too?

We pulled it off the windows, ripped it down to size.

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And screwed it on top of the tongue and groove.

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And no screw tips show through!!!

It's the extra mile that you will go when you do it for yourself that makes all the difference. Or in our case, do it for your moms.

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Over top of the plywood, we rolled out tar paper, starting at the bottom and working upward. On exterior work, water is the enemy, and you are always thinking about how you can lap things so water - if it every got under the tin roofing - would drain downward.

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It's like a giant sticker.

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And guess who gets stuck picking up the backing?

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Putting stickers on is always funner, isn't it?

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The ends are just trimmed in place for a perfect fit.

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After we put the second row of tar paper up, it's time for tin!

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First we'll take a quick moose break ...

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And then get right back to work!

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First we start with the eave trim. Notice it wraps both the building and front?

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Then we cut our tin.  We chalk an extra few lines too ...

So we can predrill holes for screws on the ground.  This way, we aren't predrilling holes up in the air, and we are predrilling through multiple sheets at once to keep the screw pattern consistent.  Who knows?  Mom might look out the bedroom window and think, how nice, all the screw heads are lined up neat and nice for me.

And then we lay the tin on the roof.

We've gone exactly two sheets wide on the roofs so we won't have to rip tin.  #planningiseverything

We use a scrap block of wood to keep the overhangs consistent on all of the roof edges.

And then the tin is screwed on through the predrilled holes.

We are doing full wrap tin on the Momplex - which I highly recommend - and it just slips underneath the eave trim.  

Certainly much easier and longer lasting than paint!  Done deal - guaranteed for 40 years!!! You can also get the full wrap stuff in white if that's your preference.

We use a square to find the 4/12 angle of the roof and mark it on the front full wrap flashing.

And then it gets place on the gable end of the roof.

In the front, the center is rounded past halfway to cover the seam from underneath.

So when the second piece of tin is put up, it cover the first, and looks finished.  

And then over the front goes the gable end trim.  It just gets screwed right on top and to the front.  

And all that's left is the ridge cap.

The ridge cap gets attached to the top

And we are completely done with roofing up at the Momplex!!!!

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One MAJOR check of the to-dos!

How exciting! I'm getting more and more anxious as you finish more and more of the Momplex! I don't know all the ins and outs of putting up the exterior siding (is that what you're using?), but that, driveways and garage doors CAN'T really take so long that the snow'll stop you, right? Fingers crossed, at least!
Anyhow, can you tell me what the full wrap tin thingy is called? Our fascia could use some... um... covering ;-)
As always, Ana, thanks for sharing the goings on at the Momplex!

Gina - Lady Goats
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posted by Lady Goats | on Thu, 2012-07-26 13:51

Love the Momplex Posts!

As much as I love and look forward to your building plan posts (I read them all, even the ones I don't plan on building), I really love your Momplex posts! I so look forward to reading them - I tell my husband all about them. He's decided I must have a vested interest in this Momplex thing with how much I talk about it!

posted by Carra (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-07-26 16:17
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They Are Beautiful!

You guys really work well together and all you do is done with excellence. How did the roof ridge attach? Very excited for you to see items being completed!

Ciao!

Guerrina

posted by Guerrina | on Thu, 2012-07-26 19:32

yay!

yay!

posted by oana (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-07-27 07:31
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woo hoo!

It looks so great. I love the color and am thoroughly impressed with the tongue and groove underneath- what a beautiful treatment to greet you at the door!

Siding! Siding! Siding!

It's so hot here in Idaho, over a hundred degrees every day. ugh. I'm too much of a wimp to go outside and work. It almost feels like I'm going outside when I read the momplex posts. I wish I had a moose in my backyard, just dandelions and stray cats for me.

posted by birdsandsoap | on Sun, 2012-07-29 16:47
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Mom might look out the bedroom window and think, how nice....."

"Mom might look out the bedroom window and think, how nice, all the screw heads are lined up neat and nice for me."

This made me laugh so hard! ROTFL! :) Awesome job!!!!!


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We get to see roofs everyday.

We get to see roofs everyday. However, it's not to often we run into a moose. Good stuff:)

It seems like metal roofing systems are becoming more popular. It really adds uniqueness to a house.

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Hey once again you guys came up with such nice post show casing all your good work. I just can't miss a single Momplex because every time it has something really exciting in it.
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