17: Roof Framing

It took them a while, but they finally got around to framing the roof.  Our poor house sat there in the rain with no roof, we were beginning to worry that the wall framing was going to rot.  When the framing crew finally arrived with the materials, the got the job done quickly.  It only took them one day to complete the roof framing, install the decking then put on the black paper.

It starting to look like a house now, YAY!  Getting the roof framing done is a giant step because now the interior will stay dry.  There’s a lot of craftsmen that have to work on the inside and having a roof over their heads means they can work even if it is raining.  Plumbers, electricians, the cable TV people, flooring, drywall, etc.  Article continues below…


Roof Framing

Guess what happened next…

The day after they got all this work done, it poured down rain.  It wrinkled up the black paper on the roof something fierce.  We thought they would have to come and redo it but once the sun came out, it dried it up and it looked normal again. As you could guess by now, it came another big rain after that one and the same thing happened… the paper wrinkled but it did straighten up when it dried.

You know, the builder could have built our house from start to finish in a month if they would just work every day that it doesn’t rain.  And if it rains during the week but not on Saturday, have the crew work on Saturday.  Of course we wouldn’t expect anyone to work on a Sunday.  We’re just glad they got one step closer to completion, even though they still have a long way to go.  Can you tell we’re getting a little impatient?

Anyway, here a few more pictures of the roof framing job…

Roof Framing

Roof Framing

Roof Framing

Roof Framing


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