…have a roof. I will remember our FEMA blue tarp fondly, but I shall not miss it.

Whence cometh the cooler months, I will have a new roof that is firmly construction cemented to the trusses.

15 Responses to “I…”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    It is beautiful!

  2. Oh mercy beercups, Kraut! I think so, too.

  3. Cullen says:

    Congratulations, THS. Now you need someone stupid to do stupid roof stuff like jumping off of it into a pool. Or maybe it needs to be inaugurated in other ways. You know, to welcome a roof in properly.

  4. Crusader says:

    Looks great! Hope it doesn’t leak…..

  5. The neighbors beat me to that, Cullen, with their new roof. It helps that they also HAD a pool to land in. Normally I’d volunteer Ebola for something like this, but, since he’s aged out of the military healthcare system, his bruises can get expensive. I need to look elsewhere.

  6. Cindermutha says:

    Nice! You still see the occasional blue tarp roof around here. I think it might be the double and triple deductables that some people had to come up with.

  7. The Real JeffS says:

    Not that I want to rain on your, ummmm, roof, THS, but, speaking as a pendantic, kawlaig edumacated injineer, roofs are not cemented to trusses. They are attached with fasteners, such as nails. I’ll spare you further quibbling by not going into the details of typical roof construction.
    But I agree, it is a bee-YOOOOOO-tee-ful roof!!!! ;-P

  8. Oh JeffS, not wanting to rain on your pendantic injuneeringness or nuthin’, butPREPARE FOR A CRUSHING BLOW!!!
    Here in hurricane country, there’s a relatively new but proven technique of reinforcing roofs. As it involves construction glue, I won’t be in the rafters until it’s cooled down considerably (like Dec/Jan, Nov if I’m lucky) AND I can get some fresh air flow happening up there. When the stars align, I will get cranking. Visualize the roof decking at the point it’s nailed (yes, yes, nails…) to the trussses. Hokay. There’s a seam formed on either side, in the 90 degree angle where they meet. And I quote:

    Using an AFG-01 rated construction adhesive will increase the wind uplift resistance of the roof sheathing by as much as three times the conventional methods of using 8d nails at 6 inch spacing. These adhesives are readily available at home improvement stores and can usually be located by asking for “sub-floor adhesives.”
    Using a caulking gun, apply 1/4” bead of adhesive along the intersection of the roof sheathing and rafter/truss as shown in Figure 3.7 [ Reinforcement @ roof member / roof deck connection. gif / pdf ]. Be sure to apply the adhesive on both sides of each rafter/truss. Also, make sure the adhesive has good contact with both the roof sheathing and the rafter/truss. Use quarter-round, 1x or 2x pieces of wood at least 6 inches long at places where the installer has limited access to either side of the rafter/truss. Apply the adhesive along the two adjacent sides and press them into place along the intersection of the sheathing and rafter/truss.
    Install adhesive with strips of wood embedded in the glue along the entire length of the last rafter/truss at any gable ends. Joints made with quarter-round strips are 50% stronger than just a 1/4” bead of adhesive. At the gable ends you only have one side of the rafter/truss to make stronger, so the installer will need to make it as strong as possible. The wood pieces can be tack-nailed or clamped into place until the adhesive sets to ensure a good glued connection.

    You’re essentially caulking the trusses to the decking.
    Lovely Photo. It’ll help keep that roof on like a Mo-Fo.
    Cindermutha, Andrea and all our Florida darlins might want to give this some thought, if they haven’t heard of it before. More roof stuff here.

  9. The Real JeffS says:

    Cool stuff, THS! I stand corrected. That does sound better, if applied correctlyh. I presume that local building codes permit this.
    It’s certainly an improvement over the roofing nails that never touched a structural member in some of the houses that went through Andrew. Talk about your lack of quality control!
    But I have to say, you spelled “trusses” wrong in your second paragraph. You wrote “trussses”, with an extra “s”.
    Just keepin’ you straight! 8^P

  10. Faith says:

    I thought the extra “s” was lovely 🙂
    So’s your new roof-

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    She just wants to sniff all that glue, JeffS.

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sshe wrote “trussses” becausse her new roof iss her Preciousssss….

  13. Mr. Bingley says:

    And thanks for getting her to spell “correctlyh” JeffS

  14. The Real JeffS says:


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