2nd Span Roof Rafters

Day #110

November 02, 2019 – Back after a few weekends off. I’ll be framing the 2nd span of rafters in the last roof section. First I remove the temporary weather protection (blue tarps) to expose the old roof planks.

Temporary Weather Protection
Peeling back the blur tarps.

Old Oak Roof Planking

Old oak roof planking exposed.

With the tarps removed I begin cutting and removing the top 7 or 8 rows of the oak roof planking. This gives me access to the existing ridge board.

After I have access to the existing ridge board I can install the galvanized joist hangers and begin setting the 2nd span roof rafters.

2nd Span Roof Rafters
Ridge beam exposed, galvanized hangers and 2nd span roof rafters.

The process of roof plank demo, hanger installation and rafter setting continues until I reach the end of the new porch roof. After the last 2nd span rafter is set into place I drop back and nail everything up. 

2nd span roof rafters
Setting the roof rafters.
Roof Rafters
One rafter left.

This gets me to the end of the day. No rain is expected tonight so I can get away with just a few tarps to cover over the roof. Tomorrow I’ll be installing the new plywood sheathing on the last roof section. We are getting closer to the metal roof installation!

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