Step-by-Step: putting on the roof

The manufactured trusses arrived last week. Seeing the roof go up was particularly exciting for me, because back on the day we were originally ready to submit the building permit, I went and changed the roof design (you can read all about that decision here). Was the delay worth it?

Watching the crane was fun!

Watching the crane was fun!

 

East side showing the "farmhouse" roofline.

East side showing the “farmhouse” roofline (that’s our crappy mobile home in the foreground). I’m very happy with how it turned out, and so glad I changed the roofline from the original boring (and somewhat flat) gable!

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It was pretty crazy watching the guys laying out the trusses – but they were surefooted and fast!

It looked really pretty from the inside, too!

It looked really pretty from the inside, too!

Back porch.

Back porch.

North side; the roof sheathing is going on.

North side; the roof sheathing is going on.

Love this roofline so much!

Love this roofline so much!

It's a lot darker in here now. Too bad I can't just cover the trusses in glass! But with drywall things will brighten up.

It’s a lot darker in here now. Too bad I can’t just cover the trusses in glass! But with drywall things will brighten up.

Looking more like a house now!

Looking more like a house now!

 

I had them extend the overhang above the living room windows by another 18" so that summer sun won't be blasting far into the room when the hot weather comes.

I had them extend the overhang above the living room windows by another 18″ so the summer sun won’t be blasting far back into the room when the hot weather comes.

Skylight for the main entry (foyer).

Skylight for the main entry (foyer).

Another skylight, from the outside, all framed up. There will be three skylights altogether: family room (the one shown here), entry (previous photo), and the walk-in closet.

Another skylight, from the outside, all framed up. There will be three skylights altogether: family room (the one shown here), entry (previous photo), and the walk-in closet.

Meanwhile, while all the action was happening up above, the guys were finishing the under-slab prep.

Using the tamper to pack down the under-slab layer.

Using the tamper to pack down the under-slab layer.

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