On Tuesday we began installing the metal roof. Guy showed up in the morning and we finished installing the fascia boards, we installed the eave end flashing, and put on the Grace Ice and Water Shield. The Grace really isn’t needed, but we had to put it on to adhere to building codes. Its purpose is to protect the bottom edge of the roof from ice dams, but the house will never have ice dams for a variety of reasons: the amount of insulation, the roof is metal with a steep pitch (snow will slide off), and there are no gutters. Hopefully code will catch up on this mark.
Devin (who is proud of the fact that he has done a number of metal roofs in the last year) arrived in the early afternoon and we began putting it on! By the end of Tuesday we were half-way done with the South roof. On Wednesday we had help from Guy, Devin, Craig, and Adam. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish. There are three more panels to put on as well as the gable fascia board flashing and the ridge cap. This morning I put tape over the ridge to keep out the rain that we will be getting today and tomorrow. Adam and I will finish the roof up on Sunday.
Thank you Devin, Guy, Adam, and Craig!