Sunday, December 23, 2007

a roof overhead

A roof!  A roof!

With Matt and Emily's semesters ending, and Phil's holiday break beginning, folks have been working hard on the house this week.  And, I get to report that there's now a roof!
You'll have to ask Matt about how he very quickly descended from this edge of the second floor landing.    I wasn't there.  He promises it wasn't nearly SO bad, or as bad as it might have been.  He says he'll blog about it soon.

In the meantime, he's driving down from a Sunday half-day of work where he helped put up the last fascia boards on the side of the house, and this is a quick update to say that lots is happeneing.  Now, we're reading for they county inspector to look at our roof sheathing tomorrow! 

(A Christmas Eve inspection.)

Merry Christmas.


MikeZ said...

This may seem like a silly question, but how did you get the sheathing up on the 2nd floor? Did the lumber yard deliver to the roof? Later I saw they delivered the shingles to the roof. I am resheathing my entire roof and need a safe way to get the materials there.

molly said...

Safely? I don't know that we're anywhere close to following good safety guidelines... ;)

Actually, we did find a pretty reasonable system, but it depended on our house being like it is--because the insides weren't finished, we were able to carry it upstairs inside the house, including up to a little loft in the center of the upstairs that was in reach for pushing it up through the rafters. I don't know that this would work for a re-sheathing; I think I would recommend asking the lumber deliverers about their ability to hoist it up, like the shingles.

Good luck!