Half the Roof Trusses Make It up!
Jerry and Mike showed up yesterday morning to make sense of the piles of trusses and get everything ready before the crane showed up . Nobody really plan on having to do this, but after closer inspection of the piles of trusses it was obvious they weren’t in an order that would work for stacking them on the roof. So the guys pushed and pulled and moved trusses all over the lot (thankfully we’ve got over an acre… because they needed it!) into 8-10 piles that all made sense and flowed from peak to peak. Than it was to lunch and back for a very fast-paced afternoon with the crane showing up ready to go at noon.
The first trust of the day was a special one, #1 into my family room! Not sure if the guys did this just to make me happy or if it was the easiest way to start, but either way it made me smile.
From there, they put up a couple perpendicular to provide a good secure foundation before building the roof to the family room.
Then it was time to get to work building the roof over my family room. Notice how the scissor trusses will give me a nice 12 foot ceiling while still leaving plenty of room for insulation.
If you look real closely you’ll notice that the gable and is already sheathed and that it is 3 1/2 inches smaller than the rest of the roof trusses. This is so that they can cantilever the overhang out over the gable 16 inches.
From this picture you can see the three unfinished decorative trusses hanging down into the room. We added these to give the room a more rustic/homey feeling.
They placed a few more trusses and then braced the heck out of them for the rain and moderate winds of today. So far the weather hasn’t been too bad and the sun is daring to come out. Maybe if we get lucky it’ll stop raining and they’ll get the majority of the trusses finished today or tomorrow.