Saturday, October 18, 2014

Day 195: Roofing


We've been excited to get the roof going for some time. Now that we've got the underlayment on and have a spell of good weather, we're moving forward with the roof. We decided to go with a metal roof. We like the look of standing seam, but not the price, especially the installed price, which can be five to ten times the cost of the price of a regular shingle roof. To keep costs down, I decided to do the installation myself. I also looked at manufacturers who are based in Kansas City to cut down shipping costs. We located a supplier and found a roof profile that combined the standing seam look with an easy-to-install process. It's called a SnapLock profile.

First, we installed the drip edge around the roof. Then, each piece of roof is notched and bent to create a notch to slide over the drip edge. Clips are then screwed in place to hold the edge down. The next piece snaps over the top of the clip, concealing the fasteners. I only had about 3 hours between football and a church meeting to roof, so we didn't get to far, completing most of the east end of the 4/12 pitch. Big thanks to Reed, Mandy, Steve, Matt and Max for helping.

Daily StatsHours Worked
All Time1952222541327.5$13,496.75
Summary of 10/18/2014
Work Done Today
Caulking siding, roof panels over garage
Materials Used Today
Who Helped Today
Matt, Mandy, Reed, Steve
Contractors On Site
Max Bingham

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