Construction begins on the challenging roof.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, my future home has two roofs — or a split roof. One is higher than the other. While the roof over my RV garage could be constructed with trusses made off-site and shipped in, the roof over my living space had to be fully constructed on site. That’s because the space beneath it will have a vaulted ceiling; I didn’t want to look at trusses or beams.
The beams to support this roof are not only long — more than 24 feet each — but they’re thick. They’re laminated beams made by layering multiple pieces of lumber into one thick beam. And because their highest point is more than 30 feet off the ground, they needed to be hoisted into place with a crane.
The workers spent the morning prepping the tops of the poles that would soon support the beams. They installed specially made pieces of hardware atop each pole. Then the crane went to work and the workers guided each beam into place. They were about halfway done when I returned from some errands and stopped to take some photos.
While I was out, the windows were delivered. I was delighted with them, as I blogged about here.
Later, I took a walk out to visit my bees and looked back at the construction site. I’m really looking forward to getting the RV back under cover and a real roof over my head again.
Here’s the time-lapse for Day 7:
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