Thursday, May 6, 2010

Metal Roofing Started.

A veiw from above.
Pulling the metal up to the roof. One of the grooves on the sheet metal fits over a ladder rail and she stays right on track until I get it onto the roof. I have a vise grip clamped on the sheet that I tied the small rope to. This is working pretty good so far. I would definately not want anyone under that sheet while it is coming up though.
Pulling the tin up (from my veiw). Must not have had anything better to do than to play around with a camera at this point in time.

Placing the sheet. The ends are going to be alot of fun, I'm thinkin.



About 40 percent done the roof metal. A late start yesterday, and a late start again today. I always seem to find other things that need done before I start my roofing for the day. And this stuff does seem to take awhile to put on, the way we're doing it.



My helpers for today. Traction and my mom. Mom has been out quite abit lately while I'm playing around on the roof. She is a big help around here too. I sure notice a difference when she is'nt out here.





16 comments:

  1. Mark, that's looking fantastic! Quite a steep pitch to your roof.
    Glad to see you're not tied off "redneck" style...Put one end of the rope around your waist, throw the other end over the peak of the roof, then tie it onto the back bumper of your pickup and hope nobody drives off. :) lol If you try it..take the pickup keys with you. :)

    It's really looking nice. I bet your Mom and Traction are enjoying helping you...

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  2. Looking good, buddy! Looking good!

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  3. whooooooohoooooooo! lookin' good!!! be sure to share the pictures when you get to those ends. :)

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  4. Lol Jeanie. Hang around here for awhile Jeanie and you just might find more redneck things happening than what the real rednecks do.

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  5. Thanks Jim. It will look even better when all this climbing around like monkey comes to an end.

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  6. Thanks Acorn. I'm at the end, and here are some pictures coming at ya.

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  7. I wonder why more people are building cabins instead of buying houses nowadays. But anyway, you did a great job putting the roof perfectly. I hope you'll be careful in building that to prevent accidents. So only the three of you built that cabin?


    Gabrielle Jeromy

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  8. Hey Gabrielle Jeromy, I have dreamed about living in a cabin for as long as I can remember. Just finally trying to make the dreams come true. I pretty much built the cabin myself, with a little extra help with the roofing etc.

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  9. Whoa! That's pretty cool! You've done a great job on that metal roof with just your mom's help and traction. It's good that you kept safe when you pulled the sheet. That way, if any accident happened, no one would be hit. I'm looking forward for your finish product!


    Lino Kosters

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  10. Thanks Lino. I'm pretty much looking forward to the finished product myself, but not a whole lot has been getting accomplished for the last couple of months. I guess it aint gonna go anywhere, I hope not anyway.

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  12. I’m a little curious what the cabin looks like now. Well, based on the photos, I think you did an impressive job. Everything looks precise and accurate, especially the roof structure. It looks sturdy and well-built. I think this kind of structure would last long. :-) [Lakisha Autin]

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  13. I am glad you shared this one. But I just wonder if what makes you decide to use metal roofing? How is it different from other roofing ideas like shingles?
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  14. Hey Jelly, I thought the metal roof would last a lot longer than shingles, and also would be a lot less of a fire hazard. I also didn't like the idea of shingling the roof with the 12-12 pitch, even though it could have been done.

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